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August 07, 2014 15:34 ET

The Fastest Growing, Top Paying Temp Jobs in 2014

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - August 07, 2014) - What are the hottest, fastest growing and best paying temp jobs? From manufacturing and transportation, to business and healthcare services, companies all over the country are in high demand for temporary employees across various industries and job-types.

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 Jobs (2013)   % Change (2013-2014)   Med. Earnings/Hr.
Human Resources Specialists   58,016   5%   $26.96
Machinists   20,277   5%   $18.95
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers   21,264   3%   $18.09
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General   26,021   3%   $16.93
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers   24,276   3%   $16.72
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks   26,154   3%   $16.92
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses   37,895   3%   $20.04
Registered Nurses   59,632   3%   $31.40
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other   19,861   3%   $24.26

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.

Temporary Staffing Companies like Link Staffing Services can assist companies who don't continuously recruit by making connections, providing solutions and delivering quality talent right to your door. We can search our massive database for the candidates and skills that you need. Once we find them we will put their skills to the test, perform background and drug tests, and check their references before you ever get to the first interview. Your company can also save time and money on payroll processing and benefits administration. It's really a pretty great deal for employers who face the challenge of hiring elusive skilled labor employees. If you need help, contact us or give us a call 1-888-929-LINK.