Part time employment fell by more than 10% between 2005 and 2009.
The temporary position has been a friend to the student for some time. Temp jobs can help you get your foot in a company’s door, or add more skills to your resume.
However, new data from Stats Canada shows the temporary employment rate has dropped since 2006, after booming from 1997 to 2005.
In 2009, “temping” accounted for 12.5% of paid employment, a lower percentage than the peak in 2005 of 13.2%. In 2009, 1.8 million Canadians did some type of temp work.
More specifically, casual employment fell by more than 10% between 2005 and 2009. Casual jobs are defined as jobs in which your hours vary according to the demands of the employer, and usually fall under retail, wholesale trade, education, health care, and the accommodation and food services industries. Almost half (47%) of casual workers were under 25-years-old, and one-quarter of them were students.
However, contract jobs grew by more than 3% between 2005 and 2009, despite 2008’s economic downturn. Contract jobs are typically held by professionals, slightly more educated and younger than permanent workers. They are found mainly in health, education and public administration, and other industries that were less affected by the recession.
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