It's no surprise that so-called temporary jobs have been easier to get than permanent employment, years after the Great Recession ended. A new study shows that there's a real boom in those no-ties jobs, for workers who have the right skills.
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Here are the jobs in middle-to-high-paying fields that are showing the most growth in demand in 2014. They're listed in order of the greatest growth in openings, with the median hourly earnings they pay:
- Find a job as a human resources specialist: $26.83
- Find a job as a customer service rep: $14.70
- Find a job as a construction laborer: $14.42
- Find a job as an administrative assistant: $15.58
- Find a job as a registered nurse: $31.48
- Find a job as a truck driver: $18.37
- Find a job as a machinist: $18.99
- Find a job in computer support: $22.32
A Rise in Temp Jobs
Carol Kopp is a veteran producer, developer, writer and editor for Internet news sites. She was formerly a senior news producer for CBSNews.com. She has created personal finance features for CNBC, developed a travel database for a national business consortium, and writes features about the business of consumer technology for Minyanville.com. She was senior news manager of the pioneering Prodigy online news service.
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