02 April 2015
If you work in New York City, you may have seen this stat on your way up to the office: between 2014 and 2019, temporary jobs are expected to grow by 13%, with 2 of 5 employers planning to hire temporary staff. This number comes from Forbes, and has been featured on a number of elevator screens throughout the city since its parent article’s debut on March 31. What does this mean for the future of the job market? Aside from creating a total of 354,877 new positions, this move toward an increasingly contingent workforce offers plenty of new opportunities for employers and candidates alike. Candidates, for example, can benefit in a number of ways in their job search from temporary assignments, whereas employers can help close the skills gap and improve the job market by offering professionals assignment-based opportunities and contributing to their skill sets. For more information on temporary employment, click here.