Temporary employment continues to be a popular option for companies looking to bolster their work forces, but the time may be coming for a switch to full-time labor.
Illinois employment firms have increased their payrolls by more than 10 percent in the past year, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Employment Statistics.
More than 168,000 workers were on temp firm payrolls in December, the most recent month available.
January looks to be a strong month, too. Mark Immekus, executive vice president and chief sales officer at Wisconsin-based staffing firm QPS, said business was up 52 percent from January 2010 to January 2011. QPS has seen both more orders from its existing customers and several new clients use temporary labor, Immekus said.
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