One of the challenges facing many job-seekers is the fact that the job market has changed quite a bit in recent years.
The recession that accompanied the recent financial crisis led to a rise in temporary jobs and freelancing jobs.
However, these are no longer jobs that people do to “get by” until they find something a little more permanent. Indications are that these are becoming the permanent jobs.
Temporary Jobs and Freelancing are the New Job Market
Staffing Jobs on the Rise
The American Staffing Association releases data from a quarterly survey about trends in the workplace. For the third quarter of 2012, there was a year over year increase of 4.3% in staffing jobs. The latest data represent the 11th consecutive quarter that staffing jobs have grown since 2009 and the technical end of the recession.
Temporary positions are on the rise, in part, because freelancers, temps, and adjuncts cost a lot less than full-time regular workers.