Are employers filling driver jobs with temp workers?

A new study from Careerbuilder posits that many employers are filling driver jobs with temporary workers.

CareerBuilder compiled a list of fast-growing occupations for temporary employment from 2016 to 2018. The following occupations have at least 10,000 jobs available, are expected to grow 6 percent or more, and pay $15 or more per hour*:

Occupation Temp Jobs (2016) Temp Jobs (2018) % Change (2016 – 2018) Median Hourly Earnings
Computer Service Representatives 98,574 104,311 6% $15.27
Administrative Assistants (excluding legal, medical and executive)** 69,627 73,931 6% $16.22
Human Resources Specialists 67,956 73,094 8% $28.02
Construction Laborers 46,488 49,226 6% $16.23
Registered Nurses 42,260 44,885 6% $33.28
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks 28,124 29,878 6% $17.73
Computer User Support Specialists 24,218 25,664 6% $23.27
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 21,683 23,038 6% $19.15
Machinists 21,187 22,512 6% $19.38
Software Developers, Applications 14,731 15,624 6% $46.72

The following occupations have at least 10,000 jobs available, are expected to grow at least 6 percent and pay less than $15 per hour (but well above the federal minimum wage*):

Occupation Temp Jobs (2016) Temp Jobs (2018) % Change (2016 – 2018) Median Hourly Earnings
Team Assemblers 166,057 176,639 6% $13.95
Nursing Assistants 32,143 34,133 6% $12.32
Personal Care Aides 27,217 28,813 6% $10.10
Substitute Teachers 27,155 28,973 7% $13.48
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,067 19,198 6% $10.50
Retail Salespersons 17,490 18,569 6% $10.34
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 15,300 16,248 6% $12.01
Security Guards 13,322 14,106 6% $12.27
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 12,863 13,644 6% $14.38
Telemarketers 7,636 8,082 6% $11.24