Temp jobs have long since evolved from their humble origins, in which they were viewed as an interim for employees searching for work after having left or been laid-off from a previous position. It is now a much more common option for professionals looking to get a foot in the door of the industry of their choosing, or those looking for a trial experience in a new profession. However, there are certainly some cities adopting the latter, more progressive sentiment regarding temp jobs a bit more rapidly. However, in order to discover in which cities the temp market is growing, we must first identify which temp positions are becoming more popular.
Since 2014, the fastest growing temp job has been Human Resource Specialist. That position has shown a consistent growth rate of 4%, in temp-related capacities. Other growing temp jobs include: construction laborers, customer service representatives, administrative assistants, registered nurses, bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks, maintenance and repair workers, Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, machinists, sales representatives and sales support specialists.
So where can one find these temp positions? Obviously, larger cities are bound to have more temp positions, so one must look at the projected change in terms of temp jobs as to ascertain where temp growth really lies. Based on the number of temp jobs a city had in 2013 and their projected temp jobs for 2018, the projected change can be calculated.
With those metrics, Raleigh, North Carolina was the city in America with the most projected positive change in temp positions. Growing from 12,432 temp jobs in 2013 and a projected 17,741 jobs in 2018, Raleigh witnessed a whopping growth rate of 43%. Kansas City was next with an astounding 33% growth rate in temp jobs, followed closely by Indianapolis with 32%. Next were Orlando and Memphis with 30% growth rates each, and Nashville, Seattle and Sacramento with 29%, respectively.
The nadir that was once experienced by the temporary jobs industry is now long gone. The temporary services industry lost almost 750,000 jobs from 2007 to 2009. However, that was but a mere road bump for temp jobs. Temp employment passed its pre-recession peak in 2013 and is expected to surpass three million jobs in 2017.
So now is the ideal time to be looking for temporary work. But it’s not always easy to do it alone. T and A Staffing has been an industry leader in providing reputable, temporary positions to interested parties for years. If you’re looking for a temp job- whether it be as a human resource specialist, construction laborer, customer service representative or a number of other professions; in Raleigh, Kansas City, Indianapolis or elsewhere, T and A Staffing can help you secure the position you’re after.