Temporary employment to grow three times as fast as total employment over next decade
Feb 09,2007 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

Legal, Computer and Management Positions in Highest Demand

Legal, computer and management temporary jobs are likely to be the occupations most in demand over the next decade, according to a comprehensive analysis of the nation's temporary job market by Staffing Industry Analysts, the premier provider of market intelligence about the contingent workforce.

Among the major highlights in Staffing Industry Analysts' 2007 Temporary Jobs Guidebook is the fact that demand for skilled occupations continues to grow robustly due to continuing low professional unemployment and a fundamental shift in the composition of the U.S. workforce.

"From our analysis, we predict that over the next 10 years, corporate America is likely to face a distinct challenge to find highly skilled workers to help them achieve their business objectives," said Barry Asin, Chief Analyst of Staffing Industry Analysts. "As a result, employers can expect rising prices for skilled temporary help and longer waits to find these workers. For temporary staffing firms, the demand for contingent workers will translate into a growth opportunity for the foreseeable future."

The 2007 Temporary Jobs Guidebook is designed to help the Fortune 1000 and temporary staffing companies make decisions about how to purchase and supply labor. The report analyzes total employment, pay, and growth of more than 500 occupations.