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Interest in temporary workers starting to turn full-time

Posted on March 4th, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

As the national unemployment steadily continues to decrease, several states are noting that companies are beginning to transition temporary workers into full-time positions.

In Illinois, more than 168,000 temporary workers were employed by payroll outsourcing services in December, the Rockford Register Star reports. There has been growing interest in temporary workers as a means to boost staffing throughout the recovery from the recession. Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America, told Human Resource Executive magazine that there was a 37 percent increase in the number of temporary worker ads from June 2009 to June 2010.

Mark Immekus, executive vice president and chief sales officer of QPS, told the Rockford Register Star that the number of temporary workers receiving full-time employment offers has increased by 31 percent from January 2010 to January 2011. Immekus thinks that this trend is partly driven by the fear that talented workers will be hired elsewhere if the company does not offer a permanent position.

"They'll realize if they don't move on this individual, someone else is going to get them," he said. 

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