Temporary positions are becoming more popular with employers, according to a recent survey from the Addison Group staffing service.
Ninety-four percent of U.S. employers are more willing to hire a temporary contract employee than they were five years ago, prompting Addison Group to suggest the post-Recession gig economy — one with abundant temporary positions and short-term contractor work — is moving from a passing to a permanent trend.
Although one in four hiring managers haven’t employed workers in temporary positions, nearly half (46 percent) have hired a contract employee in the past 12 months.
Eighty-eight percent of hiring managers mentioned an increased willingness to add senior-level contractor employees, compared to five years ago.
Various generations of employees view non-permanent work in different ways. Find out which age group is most open to temporary positions — and what other hiring trends Addison Group identified by reading its survey.