Survey: Upswing in temporary U.S. jobs expected

July 11, 2013 at 2:06 AM
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CHICAGO, July 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. labor market is expected to show little change for the rest of 2013, with the exception of growth in temporary jobs, a private employment firm said.

CareerBuilder Chief Executive Officer Matt Ferguson said in a statement released Thursday that results of a survey of 2,000 hiring managers concerning their hiring intentions for the rest of the year showed "companies are adding more employees to keep pace with demand."

That indicates little change from 2012, CareerBuilder said.

However, the survey conducted by Harris Interactive from May 14 through June 5 also found hiring managers expected to increase hiring of temporary workers by about 10 percent compared with the second half of 2012.

The survey found 44 percent of employers planned to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2013. This is "on par" with 2012, CareerBuilder said.

Hiring intentions for part-time and temporary workers showed an expectation of gains from 2012, however.

The survey found 25 percent of employers intended to hire part-time workers in the second half of 2013, up from 21 percent in last year's mid-year survey.

In addition, 31 percent indicated they planned to hire temporary workers before the year is out, an increase from 21 percent over the 2012 mid-year survey, CareerBuilder said.

The results of the survey that analyzed results of 2,046 respondents included a margin of error of plus or minus 2.17 percentage points, Harris Interactive said.

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