Temp and Contract Hiring on the Rise as Christmas Approaches
Employers are looking for contract and temporary staff to help handle the increased workload that comes with year-end and the Christmas period.
Last month, the number of contract roles on site grew month-on-month by 19%, while temporary vacancies increased by 30% in the same period.
These figures arrive as the run up to the holiday season begins to gather pace. As the busiest time of year for many businesses and organisations, contract and temporary staff are often in high demand during year-end and the Christmas period.
For these temporary and short-term workers, the current opportunities could be highly lucrative ones. According to the most recent KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs, “average hourly pay rates for temporary staff increased for the eighty-first month in a row in October.”
Additionally, industries that typically experience busier workloads at this time of year, including Charities (28%), Travel & Tourism (24%) Retail & Wholesale (22%) and Consumer Products & FMCG (5%) all saw an increased number of vacancies posted to GAAPweb last month.