Since 2009, temporary employment has seen consistent growth throughout the US. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of opportunities, hours worked and annual earnings of temporary workers has reached a 10-year high. So why has temporary work bounced back since The Recession? Because, both employers and employees have seen the benefits offered by short term work. In the following post, we will look at four reasons why employees should choose temporary work.
By taking a temporary position, you allow yourself to move on, if you so choose, without becoming too invested in the work. This flexibility will provide an easier transition if something comes up, whether it is another job or something in your personal life. Temporary work is an excellent way to test the waters of a new position or industry, as the commitment is minimized. If you’re interested in changing your career, look at one of our recent blogs on the subject here.
There are some companies that only hire temporary workers, so to get in you may have to take this type of work. But taking temporary work isn’t simply about taking this job; it helps build towards your next one. Companies operate differently, so along the way you may pick up new skills, practices and ideas that you can take with you wherever you land next.
If you are having a hard time finding full-time work, a temporary position will fill the gaps. For most employers seeing a job, whatever it may be, is better than no job at all. The additional benefit to preventing employment gaps through temporary work is by earning some extra money while the job search continues.
What better way to meet new people than to take positions with multiple companies. By creating new relationships with co-workers and managers, you will expand your network. As a result, you will not only be more likely to hear about new job opportunities, but you will also improve your chances of being strongly considered.
While temporary employment isn’t right for everyone, knowing the benefits of this type of work will allow you to consider all your options.
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