Temporary jobs are at an all time high. new statistics paint an interesting picture of whats happening in the job market.
- Temp jobs in the United States have soared by 53 percent in the past four years to 2.7 million workers. In that same period, Georgia has seen temp work grow by 40 percent to 101,557 workers.
- 12% of the workforce is made up of temps
- Approximately one-third of all temps work in manufacturing
- Temp jobs make up nearly 20% of the jobs gained since the great recession ended
Is it because companies aren’t willing to invest long term in permanent employees? That may be the case say some experts. Some temporary gigs can leads to a full time positions according to labor force stats, about 27% of temps get hired full time. There is even some mobile apps like GigWalk and Taskrabbit focused on hiring temporary workers.