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New realities in contingent employment

Posted on August 28th, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

Accountemps recently released an article with facts about temporary workers. While it is common to think of contingent employment as the province of clerical and manufacturing workers, or retail professionals working seasonal positions, that is no longer the case.

Contingent workers are in extremely high demand in every sector of the workforce, from entry-level to executive positions. The article also pointed out temporary positions can lead to permanent employment, and even in cases where this does not occur contract workers can get benefits like health insurance.

Furthermore, temporary assignments can bolster a worker's professional skills. As a first step toward re-entering the workforce or considering a career change, interim work can be ideal. According to a survey conducted by the American Staffing Association, 65 percent of temporary workers developed new competencies on a contingent assignment. In the changing landscape of the American workplace, temporary positions are not a last resort. Rather, they're opportunities to develop skills and experience increased career flexibility for professionals at every level. Reputable staffing agencies partner with qualified candidates every day to fill business needs of all kinds.

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