Friday, July 30, 2010

Working temp

Paul Vigna and John Shipman did a little story in the WSJ on July 27, 2010, on temp work.

These agencies used to be big when I was coming up. Now they are resurging because companies don’t want to commit—they just want a body to put in a job.

Being a freelance writer is temp. Oh, is it temp.

Manpower, TrueBlue, Robert Half—all are posting gains.

One guy said it’s like they are hiring full shifts of temps. These execs don’t see the full employee commitment coming soon.

They call it flexible staffing now, by the way, not temp.

We must be au courant, my dears, even if we're broke.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought it was called being a body shopped.