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July 29, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Soft skills are at least as important as hard skills, according to Business Management Daily. This may not seem to relate to being a temporary worker, but temps can gain soft skills in areas that permanent workers may not have the same access to. By working with many different people at many different jobs with…

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July 28, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Ninety-nine percent of all temporary workers who want a full-time job will get one, according to a study by the American Staffing Association. In fact, most of the temps who join an employer of record or similar staffing company want to have a permanent position within a company, according to the survey, so this is…

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July 25, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

According to The Oakland Press, states that have raised their minimum wages have also seen an increase in hiring. This goes against many fears that companies would stop hiring once wages became too expensive to bear the brunt of additional workers. It is possible some companies are turning to less conventional means of hiring, such as…

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July 25, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

A new survey by Lucas Group indicates 45 percent of respondents plan to hire new workers in the future. Thirty-three percent of employers plan to hire a mix of temporary and permanent workers. Seven percent plan to hire contract workers only.In the end, this means that a lot of companies will be hiring temporary workers…

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July 24, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Revenue for staffing companies - such as an employer of record - increased sharply in June, according to the latest Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The number of respondents who have experienced positive revenue growth year-over-year has increased from 73 percent in May to 82 percent in June.This speaks to the possibility that temporary…

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July 22, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Outsourcing is becoming a major part of how companies do business. In fact, according to the Information Services Group Outsourcing Index, the number of companies that are outsourcing their businesses has expanded in the second half of the year. The total number of contracts that the company managed to track averaged to about 340 of…

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July 18, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

CNN Money reports that the labor force is in a complicated situation. It just might be the case that temporary staffing will help alleviate some of this burden. The White House expects that labor force participation will reach a plateau and stay there for a certain time, possibly even getting smaller. The problem is that…

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July 17, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Employment is growing, according to The Wire. In fact, the number of workers in the U.S. seeking unemployment has fallen. The theory is that many of these formerly unemployed workers are finding jobs. Additionally, it would also appear that layoffs are on the way out for now.Applications fell by 3,000 to 302,000 as of June, the U.S.…

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July 16, 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,…

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July 15, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Contingent labor is a major industry in the U.S., as reported by a new survey by ManpowerGroup, a staffing company. While Hong Kong tops the list for contingent workers, the U.S. comes in second place. The U.S. scored 2.71 on a number of factors that measures the ease of hiring, sourcing and retaining contingent workers.Hiring…

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