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Robert Half Taps Into Temporary Jobs Surge

Investor’s Business Daily (11/11/14)

Keith Waddell, chief financial officer of Robert Half, says the company is reaping the benefits of workplace trends. “There’s clearly a secular shift for companies using more temporary staffers to have a more variable workforce,” he says, noting that temporary jobs have accounted for nearly 10% of jobs created since March 2010, versus slightly less than 3% during the last recovery cycle that began in September 2003.

The company also is benefiting from the demand for college-educated workers. Harold Messmer, chief executive officer of Robert Half, says, “Competition for experienced talent is intense right now in many cities and in some occupations the demand is growing faster than the supply of skilled workers.”