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Temps in community often indicate full-time workers ahead

Posted on July 16th, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

It's official: Working as temps can help people get a permanent job. According to the Milwaukee Business Journal, higher levels of temporary employment in a community correlate with higher full-time jobs six months later. Although it's impossible to say whether those temps get picked up to work full-time or whether someone else gets the job, the correlation is there, as reported by the Business Journal.

"We know it's not a direct one-to-one, but there seems to be some kind of pattern: that if temp employment goes up, then six months later generalized employment goes up across the different industries," said Jeff Sachse, an economist with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

According to Sachse, some larger manufacturers hire their entry-level workers through employers of record, allowing them the opportunity to pick and choose from among the best workers in the field. Additionally, companies don't have to pay as much money to hire temporary workers as opposed to full-time workers.

Majority of biotech employees want new jobs
Randstad Pharma, a staffing firm that connects employers with medical workers, has conducted a survey that found 51 percent of respondents want to get out of their current company or organization.

Temporary work is a great way to be between jobs. It's something to put on a resume, and it also helps people gain valuable experience at other firms. It's also not only a way for employers to shop around – temporary workers can also test out full-time jobs through temping. According to the survey, what people want from their jobs is fair pay and flexibility. Temporary work is based upon the assumption that everyone deserves fair pay for what they are trained for and experienced at doing.

By working for a company, temps can see if they like what goes on around the office. If they like it enough, they can ask their supervisors about what they can do to make this job permanent. It's definitely worth a shot.

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