The Fastest Growing, Top Paying Temp Jobs in 2014
Many of these fast growing opportunities not only offer higher wages, but also substantial career growth. Due to the tight labor market and hard to fill positions, many HR departments are outsourcing temporary staffing companies like Link Staffing Services to fill these positions for them.
The following list, from Economic Modeling Specialists, is comprised of occupations in the temporary help services industry that are projected to grow by at least three times the projected rate of all job growth, have more than 20,000 projected temporary workers employed by year end, and pay more than $16 per hour.
The Top Temp Occupations for 2014
Occupation Total Temp % Change Med.
Jobs (2013) (2013-2014) Earnings/Hr.
Human Resources Specialists 58,016 5% $26.96
Machinists 20,277 5% $18.95
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 21,264 3% $18.09
Maintenance and Repair 26,021 3% $16.93
Inspectors, Testers, 24,276 3% $16.72
Sorters, Samplers, and
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and 26,154 3% $16.92
Licensed Practical and 37,895 3% $20.04
Licensed Vocational Nurses
Registered Nurses 59,632 3% $31.40
Sales Representatives, 19,861 3% $24.26
Services, All Other
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. 2013.4 Class of Worker Dataset Temporary Help Services Industry
It's no coincidence that the occupations on this list look remarkably similar to the list of toughest jobs to fill. In cases where in-house HR departments don't have the resources to find the right candidates for hard-to-fill positions, they turn to the staffing and recruiting industry like us to provide skilled temporary workers at the right time, especially for skilled labor positions.
According to an annual forecast by Careerbuilder, forty-two percent of private sector employers plan to hire contract or temporary workers in 2014 that's up 36 percent from last year alone. Of these companies, 42 percent plan to offer some of their temporary workers permanent, full-time work. This coincides with the finding that half of HR managers (51 percent) currently have open positions at their company for which they cannot find qualified candidates.