Temp Jobs/ Short Term Employment: Everything You Need to Know

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, there were 5.6 million employer firms in the United States in 2016.

As of February 2020, there were 129.73 million full-time employees in the United States. This is an increase from February 2019, when there were 128.84 million full-time employees.

Given the tough competition in corporate America, here are a few reasons temp jobs have become very popular-

  • Companies don’t require long term work.
  • They need the best talent in their team, so they always hire fresh one’s.
  • People also look for temp jobs because of changes in lifestyle, better opportunities etc.

What is short term employment?

According to International Labour Organization (ILO), Workers in short-term employment are workers who hold explicit or implicit contracts of employment which are expected to last longer than the period used to define casual workers, but shorter than the one used to define regular employees. These workers may be classified as employees or own-account workers according to the specific characteristics of the employment contract.

Temporary work or temporary employment (also called odd jobs or gigs) refers to an employment situation where the working arrangement is limited to a certain period of time-based on the needs of the employing organization.

Do temp jobs pay well?

It depends on the job. Sometimes, you can be paid far more than what you’d usually get in a full-time job.

How do I find temporary jobs?

Nowadays, it is difficult for companies to find great talent for themselves and host the prolonged recruitment process. Here come the staffing companies. Staffing companies are agencies that work on recruitment for other companies.

Can you walk into a temp agency?

Yes, but you don’t need to. The hiring process with temp agencies does not require you to visit them in person at their office. You can just call an agency up (Like SOAL Tech) to consult about a job.

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