LONDON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Temporary employment has accelerated over the last few years, and new data shows that an upward trajectory will continue throughout 2014. According to CareerBuilder UK and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), the number of temporary jobs added across Great Britain increased by 13.8 per cent from 2011 to 2014, outpacing the 2.5 per cent growth for all jobs.
To help workers identify opportune areas for their job search, CareerBuilder UK and EMSI have compiled a list of the fastest-growing occupations and regions for temporary employment in 2014. The study uses EMSI's extensive database, which pulls data from nine government sources showing labour market conditions across 369 occupations, 563 industries and 385 geographies.
Among occupations that are expected to see the greatest percentage increases for temporary job growth in 2014 are:
TOP OCCUPATIONS FOR GROWTH IN TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT IN 2014
Teaching & Educational Professionals
Childcare & Related Personal Services
Nursing & Midwifery
Welfare & Housing Associate
Caring Personal Services
Public Services & Professionals
Functional Managers & Directors
Food Preparation & Hospitality Trades
Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
In a separate CareerBuilder UK study, 56 per cent of employers reported that they plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2014. Of these employers, 44 per cent plan to transition some temporary employees into full-time, permanent staff.
"Coming off of multiple hard-hitting recessions, companies are being more cautious with their permanent hiring," said Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK. "Temporary employment is growing across industries and regions, and provides great opportunities for employers to work with a larger pool of diverse talent, while allowing workers to test-drive different work experiences and network with employers."
The regions that are projected to add the most temporary jobs, outpacing the 0.3 per cent job growth projected for all jobs, in 2014 are:
Government Office Region
East of England
Yorkshire & the Humber
"Because of London's high population, we often see the most employment activity in that area," said Dr. Sanja Licina, Sr. Director of Workforce Analytics at CareerBuilder. "For temp workers, however, we are experiencing even greater growth in other regions. This is encouraging for economic recovery across the nation, but will likely bring new hiring challenges to companies looking to bring on temporary staff across the country."
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Using sound economic principles and good data, EMSI builds user-friendly services that help educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers build a better workforce and improve the economic conditions in their regions. For more information, visit www.economicmodeling.com.
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