As per data from job site Indeed, job seekers’ interest in ‘contract or temporary jobs’ jumped by 150%, while postings for these jobs increased by 119% between January and July 2020, While the demand for contract workers has risen steadily since January 2020, month-on-month comparisons between 2019 and 2020 showed that hiring for contract jobs more than doubled in June and July this year, at 110% and 143% respectively. Data from Indeed also shows that job seeker interest jumped 2.5 times in seven months. In July 2020, searches for contract jobs on Indeed was 3 times higher than in July 2019, at 207%.