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Archive: 2014

December 30, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

With the economy taking slow and steady recovery steps in the wake of the Great Recession, many companies looking to add to their payrolls will often turn to the help of temporary workers. They 'try it before you buy it' strategy benefits the job seeker, the employer of record sending these individuals on assignments and…

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December 30, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

The Great Recession had a crippling effect on economies around the world. In the U.S., many people lost their jobs and have since been scrambling to find new, permanent opportunities in today's job market. However, as the economy continues to rebound, many of those who are experienced temporary workers are having virtually no trouble when…

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December 30, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

As the U.S. economy continues to slowly rebound from the effects of the Great Recession, many organizations will be looking to add to their payrolls in 2015. In addition to making permanent hires, many organizations will turn to the help of temporary workers to accomplish many day-to-day tasks.However, there are a number of businesses who…

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December 10, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Now that the holiday season is here, many companies involved in the retail sector are ramping up their hiring activities to account for the increase in shopping activity. It's not uncommon for shipping organizations, production factories and brick-and-mortar store locations to bolster their workforce and this hiring activity is a positive for the economy.According to a…

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September 23, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

The holiday season is a time when many companies start bolstering their staffing levels to accommodate for a sudden influx of customers during the latter part of the year. This creates an ideal situation for temporary workers on the hunt for employment opportunities. The positions themselves may not last long, but many contractors take these…

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September 18, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Many times, contract workers, while being gainfully employed, don't receive the same benefits as the full-time personnel they often work alongside. Although they are paid a competitive hourly rate, contractors aren't usually afforded any health benefits or the option to call in sick. When the latter happens, many times clients will contact their staffing agency…

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September 17, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Temporary workers have long been the ally of companies that need competent and skilled employees, but don't want to make a long-term commitment to them by hiring them on in permanent, full-time positions. Supplemental staffing agencies, also known as an employer of record, understand the value of the partnership between themselves and their clients.According to…

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September 12, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

When permanent, full-time hires aren't an option, many organizations turn to an employer of record to help deliver the manpower services they need. Contract workers are a valuable asset to companies that want competent and skilled employees, but only on a temporary basis.A recent press release from the Michigan Department of Transportation revealed the organization…

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September 9, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

For a number of businesses, contract workers are essential to helping operations run both smoothly and efficiently. Typically, these individuals are motivated to work hard and prove their value in the hopes that their efforts will be recognized and full-time, permanent opportunity will be offered. For companies that use temporary workers, it offers the added…

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September 9, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

For many contract workers, the benefits of working temporary assignments are appealing. However, for some, occupational hazards are frequently encountered that put them at an added risk not experienced by permanent, full-time employees.Still, there is good news on this front as a joint initiative created by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the…

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