Some firms contract out services that they do not have expertise in providing or when there are cost advantages to doing so. For example, many airport firms contract out janitorial and maintenance services. The employment survey asked firms to identify whether they contracted out some of their work, and to estimate the number of annual hours involved.
Contract work was separated into two distinct categories in the employment survey: 1) individual “employees” paid through a contract, rather than via payroll, and 2) contracting out services to other firms.
The employment results for individuals on contract were derived by counting the number of individual positions for the number of jobs and dividing the total hours of employment by 1,832 to estimate an FTE or person year of employment. The employment results for firms on contract were derived by dividing the total hours of employment by 1,832 to estimate FTEs or person years.
There were approximately 92 jobs equivalent to 77 person years of contract employment supplied by firms doing work for YWG firms and contract employees working for firms at YWG.