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‘Quiet hiring’ could mean more contract positions: 7 in-demand roles paying from $16 up to $48/hour

By | Gili Malinsky |

One of the latest buzzwords in the work world is quiet hiring.” That’s when an organization needs to hire for a new set of skills but in lieu of creating full-time positions finds contractors or encourages employees to upskill themselves, Emily Rose McRae, who leads Gartner’s future of work research team, recently told CNBC Make It.

And it’s poised to be a trend in 2023. “The economic environment has never been more confusing and uncertain for businesses,” says Sinem Buber, lead economist at ZipRecruiter.

On the one hand, demand for products is strong and corporate profits are soaring. Businesses want to expand. On the other, there’s a potential recession coming, she says, and they want to avoid layoffs. Creating contract positions meets their needs in the moment.

If you’re currently on the lookout for a side gig, even a temporary one, here are seven of the most in-demand contract positions on ZipRecruiter, including their average hourly salaries and required experience.

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