Surge in hiring temporary workers account for one-third of U.S. job growth
Workers at area temporary-help service agencies accounted for about one-third of U.S. job gains in June, and they accounted for about one-fifth of private-sector job growth in this region in 2011, according to federal labor data. The U.S. staffing industry has added about 776,000 jobs since 2009, more than most sectors.
Online Growth Seen for “Creative” Jobs
More than 80,000 of the new jobs posted in the second quarter were in the “creative category.” The number is up 60 percent from a year ago. Demand is particularly vibrant for creative skills such as web design, voice acting and content writing. Demand for all three job categories was up significantly from a year ago, according to Elance.
Growing Trends in Healthcare Staffing
In the past 10 years, the healthcare industry has fared much better than the overall economy. While total U.S. employment dropped by over 2 percent between 2000 and 2010, health care employment grew by more than 25 percent during the same period! The strong growth in healthcare and social assistance is being driven largely by projected shifts in U.S. demographics in the upcoming decades. People aged 65 years and older will grow from 13 percent of the US population in 2010 (40.2MM) to over 23 percent in 2030 (71.5MM).