Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Why temp might be right for you

Nancy Mann Jackson,, says some people disdain temp work, but it can be a gateway job (like gateway drug—get it?) to a job.

More than a third of companies say they are making do with fewer people.

In 2011, 34% of companies said they hired temps, up from 28% in 2009.

Some jobs that are available are physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, admin assts, mechanics, industrial maintenance techs.

The advantages of temping are you get to work—keep your momentum.

In a third of temp cases, you can slide into permanent.

You meet people.

You add skills to your resume.

The downside is few if any benefits and lack of security.

Security, however, is a joke these days anyhow.

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