According to reports from New York’s dBusinessNews, temporary staffing for industrial jobs across the U.S. economy is expected to grow 5 percent in 2007, and 7 percent for all of 2006, as reported by Staffing Industry Analysts. Temporary industrial jobs have been growing quickly to keep pace with demand and include 4 percent of the total industrial workforce.

As mentioned in the article, in 1980, less than 1 percent of workers in industrial occupations were employed on a temporary basis. Over the long run, the industrial occupations expected to see the greatest growth in temporary employment are truck-drivers, janitors, construction laborers, carpenters, machinists and motor vehicle operators.

Rather than hire “permanent” employees for cyclical jobs, these industries are gradually determining the right balance between temporary and permanent workers. Industrial temporary staffing includes workers in the following five categories: production; transportation and logistics; construction; building and grounds maintenance; and installation and repair occupations.

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