Demand for Temporary Workers Expected to Increase

March 13, 2006 ( - Demand for temporary workers in the US for the second quarter of 2006 is expected to exceed slightly more than 4% over the same period last year.

The RemedyTemp Quarterly Labor Forecast predicted a 5% increase in the demand for temporary labor in first quarter of 2006, however, information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed the actual increase will be from 5 1/2% to 6%, according to a news release.

Greg Palmer, RemedyTemp’s president and chief executive officer, said in the release, “Including the expected first quarter increase, we would have a clear upward trend of ten consecutive quarters of temporary staffing growth.”

Palmer also said the company is seeing “an escalated demand for full-time hiring.”

The RemedyTemp Quarterly Labor Forecast is based, in part, on BLS data and other key indicators.