More U.S. employers plan to hire temporary workers in 2014 than in 2013, according to CareerBuilder’s job forecast for 2014. The forecast’s survey found that 42 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2014, up from 40 percent in last year’s survey.
In addition, 43 percent of employers hiring temporary workers plan to transition some into full-time, permanent employees.
The survey also found that 24 percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount in 2014, down from 26 percent who planned to hire in 2013. Thirteen percent plan to decrease staff levels — up from 9 percent last year — while 54 percent anticipate no change.
The survey was conducted online between Nov. 6 and Dec. 2, 2013, in the U.S. by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder among 2,201 hiring managers and human resource professionals.