The largest segments of growth in temporary labor in the US are professional, higher-paying roles according to a press release May 5th, 2014, by Staffing Industry Analysts. Professional temporary employment is projected to represent 54 percent of temporary labor spending in the U.S. in 2014.
“While temporary labor is growing faster than the job market overall, temporary labor spending is largely driven by growth in the professional segments,” said Barry Asin, president of Staffing Industry Analysts. “We see strong demand growth in information technology, which we anticipate will grow by 8 percent in 2014, and healthcare staffing, and finance and accounting staffing are both predicted to grow by 6 percent in 2014.”
Peak demand industries for professional temporary labor include:
- Locum tenens (Physicians)
- Education staffing