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Temporary workers in the printing industry

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

According to Print Week, most printers now depend on temporary workers. As manufacturing processes have become more streamlined, the permanent staff necessary to keep a printing business going in normal times has declined. As such, most printers find themselves contract workers in order to meet large deadlines or cope with rush periods, such as those that coincide with major holidays.

Many printers find that temporary workers suit their needs perfectly. They are able to access extra labor when it is necessary, and are not obligated to keep employees on who have nothing to do in slower periods.

As in any industry, the benefits of hiring contingent workers for printing are counterbalanced by the potential pitfalls. Finding quality help is sometimes difficult, and many business owners are simply not equipped to keep up with the latest employment laws. For this reason, temporary staffing agencies are ideal for printers who need help covering busy periods.

Temporary staffing agencies can do the work of sourcing talent for printers. They have access to a large pool of candidates, rather than the small group a printer may have to choose from. They also make it their business to keep up and comply with employment law, from background checks to employee benefits management.

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