When considering whether or not to use a Staffing Agency, many prospective employees rule out the possibility of temporary employment. The fear of missing out on a steady paycheck and employee benefits is enough to drive many qualified employees away from the idea of temporary work. While these downsides remain true, it is important to understand the benefits of temporary employment when searching for a job:
- The first and most obvious benefit is that a willingness to perform on a temporary assignment opens up an entire market of new job opportunities. A qualified individual that is struggling to find work will generally enhance their chances of finding employment if they are open to temporary work.
- When searching for a job, having more experience on your resume would certainly not hurt. Temporary work is a chance to do exactly that. In fact, many temporary jobs are so flexible that you can continue to search for jobs while you are working.
- A temporary job could end up being a great way to score that permanent job you’ve been looking for. Adding great value in a temporary position could lead to a job offer.
- Temporary jobs can also be a great way to try out a certain field or position to see if it is the right fit for your career. If you stay in the field, you will not have lost any ground. If you choose not to stay in the field, the position is only temporary!
- Most temporary staffing companies offer subsidized healthcare and a 401K plan for temporary workers, and there is always the option of opening a Roth IRA so as not to get left behind when starting to plan for retirement.
- Temporary assignments come in “all shapes and sizes”: short term, long term, temp to perm, etc. There is a great chance of finding the right fit!
These are just a few of the reasons that temporary employment is a great alternative to permanent employment, and a superb alternative to unemployment. Do you have any questions about temporary employment? Let us know by commenting below.