Public Sector Trends
Looking for a Temporary Job or a Career?
Those on a quest to find a new job this year may want to start by seeking a temporary position. According to a new survey conducted by the American Staffing Association and Careerbuilder, a full 36% of employers planned to hire contract and temporary workers in 2012.
Until a full economic recovery takes place, employers are relying on temp/contract workers to support leaner staffs, and in many cases will transition those workers to a permanent role in the future.
So what are the hot areas for temp employment in 2012? In Healthcare, the hot areas are Occupational or Physical Therapy, as well as Speech Language Pathology. For Industrial, it's Maintenance technicians and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinists. For IT, the hot areas are Java and .NET Developers, as well as Network Engineers. For Office/Clerical, it's Admin Assistants and Customer Service Reps. For Professional-Managerial, hot areas include Business Analysts and Marketing Assistants and government jobs and careers.