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San Antonio labor jobs increase

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

While some industries aren’t doing as well, San Antonio labor jobs are increasing in number.

Forty percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, up from 36 percent last year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Many of these employers – 42 percent – plan to transition some temporary workers into full-time, permanent employees.

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate.

Among the fastest-growing temporary jobs are:

· Team Assemblers (help to assemble an entire product or part of a product1)

o Number of people employed2: 128,096

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 21,529 – 20 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $13.25

· Office Clerks (handle administrative tasks such as typing, filing, answering phones, etc)

o Number of people employed: 132,264

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 21,219 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $13.18

· Customer Service Representatives (provide information to customers and handle complaints)

o Number of people employed: 76,445

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 12,334 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $14.90

· Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists (support various HR functions such as training, benefits, etc)

o Number of people employed: 59,597

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 11,893 – 25 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $26.44

· Registered Nurses (provide patient care, advice and support)

o Number of people employed: 66,844

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 8,766 – 15 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $32.10

· Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants (provide basic care to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities)

o Number of people employed: 31,975

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 5,155 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $11.91

· Home Health Aides (monitor health status and assist with routine care such as changing bandages, applying topical medications, bathing, etc)

o Number of people employed: 27,308

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 4,786 – 21 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $9.96

· Maintenance and Repair Workers (maintain and repair machines, equipment and buildings)

o Number of people employed: 24,238

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,917 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $16.94

· Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (drive a tractor-trailer vehicle and may assist with unloading)

o Number of people employed: 22,701

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,700 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $17.96

· Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers (assess products for defects, wear and deviations from specifications)

o Number of people employed: 21,458

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,414 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $16.63

· Sales Representatives, Services (sells services to businesses and consumers)

o Number of people employed: 21,485

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 3,336 – 18 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $24.60

· Computer Support Specialists (help people or organizations using computer software or equipment)

o Number of people employed: 16,197

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 2,574 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $23.58

· Computer Programmers (write code to create and develop software programs)

o Number of people employed: 11,487

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,821 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $34.48

· Accountants and Auditors (prepare and examine financial records to ensure accuracy)

o Number of people employed: 10,855

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,689 – 18 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $30.04

· Business Operations Specialists (analyze and reengineer business processes to enhance product or service delivery and other functions)

o Number of people employed: 10,528

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,677 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $30.82

· Electricians (install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, etc)

o Number of people employed: 7,657

o Jobs added from 2010 to 2012: 1,245 – 19 percent growth

o Median hourly wage: $23.64