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Interesting Contract Employment Stats

June 23, 2010

Contract Employment Stats:

  • 2 million people / day are employed by a given number of Contracting firms.
  • 1 million new jobs have been created by Contracting firms over the past 8 years. 
  • 90% were satisfied overall, far exceeding satisfaction ratios from surveys of the total U.S. work force.
  • 88% of Contractors said their experience made them more employable, mostly by developing new, or improved skills, and receiving on-the-job experience
  • 81% of Companies cite labor force flexibility as the overriding reason for employing Contingent, and Contract workers.
  • 79% of Contract Employees work full-time, virtually right along side the rest of the work force.


These are the Top Reasons for Choosing Temporary or Contract Work:


Sources:  American Contract Employment Association, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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