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Top occupations & regions for temporary employment growth revealed

According to CareerBuilder UK and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), the number of temporary jobs added across Great Britain increased by 13.8 per cent from 2011 to 2014, outpacing the 2.5 per cent growth for all jobs.

To help workers identify opportune areas for their job search, CareerBuilder UK and EMSI have compiled a list of the fastest-growing occupations and regions for temporary employment in 2014. The study uses EMSI’s extensive database, which pulls data from nine government sources showing labour market conditions across 369 occupations, 563 industries and 385 geographies.

Among occupations that are expected to see the greatest percentage increases for temporary job growth in 2014 are:

TOP OCCUPATIONS FOR GROWTH IN TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT IN 2014

TOTAL TEMP JOBS 2013

TOTAL TEMP JOBS 2014

% CHANGE 2013-2014

MEDIAN EARNINGS PER HOUR

Teaching & Educational Professionals

57,015

59,839

5%

&pound21.46

Childcare & Related Personal Services

10,551

11,086

5%

&pound8.06

Health Professionals

3,740

3,904

4%

&pound24.99

Welfare Professionals

2,940

3,065

4%

&pound15.35

Nursing & Midwifery

47,448

49,225

4%

&pound16.38

Welfare & Housing Associate

3,969

4,114

4%

&pound11.96

Caring Personal Services

120,353

124,613

4%

&pound8.51

Public Services & Professionals

45,439

46,412

2%

&pound13.91

Administrative Occupations

19,577

20,028

2%

&pound11.12

Functional Managers & Directors

9,752

9,970

2%

&pound27.57

Food Preparation & Hospitality Trades

9,971

10,129

2%

&pound7.88

Business, Research and Administrative Professionals

7,603

7,744

2%

&pound20.19

In a separate CareerBuilder UK study, 56 per cent of employers reported that they plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2014.  Of these employers, 44 per cent plan to transition some temporary employees into full-time, permanent staff. 

“Coming off of multiple hard-hitting recessions, companies are being more cautious with their permanent hiring,” said Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK. “Temporary employment is growing across industries and regions, and provides great opportunities for employers to work with a larger pool of diverse talent, while allowing workers to test-drive different work experiences and network with employers.”

The regions that are projected to add the most temporary jobs, outpacing the 0.3 per cent job growth projected for all jobs, in 2014 are:

Government Office Region

TOTAL TEMP JOBS 2013

TOTAL TEMP JOBS 2014

% CHANGE 2013-2014

East Midlands

82,148

85,824

5%

North East

23,397

24,222

4%

East of England

96,895

100,189

3%

West Midlands

60,760

62,194

2%

North West

74,019

75,665

2%

Yorkshire & the Humber

55,489

56,607

2%

South East

92,561

94,196

2%

London

126,343

128,204

2%

“Because of London’s high population, we often see the most employment activity in that area,” said Dr. Sanja Licina, Sr. Director of Workforce Analytics at CareerBuilder. “For temp workers, however, we are experiencing even greater growth in other regions. This is encouraging for economic recovery across the nation, but will likely bring new hiring challenges to companies looking to bring on temporary staff across the country.”

 

 

 

 

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