I t’s Friday! We’re bringing you another edition of the Beeline Weekly Roundup. The Beeline team passes along the latest highlights in the temporary workforce industry each week to you.
This week in the workforce industry…
We All Must Make Contingent Workers Feel Welcome (via The Staffing Stream)
Contract and temporary workers currently make up roughly 26 percent of the American workforce, and is the fastest growing segment of workers in the market. The BLS predicts that we will see a 23 percent increase in contingent workers by 2020. It’s important that with this growing number of contingent workers, we are actively engaging with them. Corporate branding, employee selection and ongoing development should apply for both full-time employees and temporary employees to make a more cohesive workforce.
Over One-Third of Temporary Workers in US from India: Report (via NDTV)
Over one-third of the temporary workers in the United States in 2012 were from India, according to an official report from the Department of Homeland Security. This also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the U.S. that year. China and South Korea followed with 210,000 residents and 140,000 residents, respectively.
Today’s Job Market Exploits Marginal Workers (via MintPress News)
Is the notable rise in temporary workers a sign of an improving economy or is this the continuation of a trend toward less job security? Although 28,500 new temporary jobs were added to the economy last month, some are uncertain as to whether this is an indicator of full-time jobs to come or the new trend of the workforce. Lower pay and job security are top concerns for those classified in the “temporary work” category.
That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings. We hope everyone has a great weekend!