According to economist Barry Ritholz, I was right, and then some. Indeed, in 2009 and for much of 2010, the pace of hiring temporary and contract workers has skyrocketed compared to the rate of hiring for permanent employees. In July, however, the hiring of temporary workers has started to decline, which may be a bad sign (as we didn't have enough other issues to worry about right now).
It will be interesting to see what the activity for August is, but of course we won't have that information until next month. My guess is another decline, but I would be more than happy to be wrong.