The other morning I happened to catch the end of a segment on Good Morning America about the advantage of temporary jobs while looking for full time employment.  Tory Johnson, a workplace contributor shared tips on the advantages of temp work and how to find the work.

For the last 6 months, the temporary trend has been growing tremendously, in fact about 40,000 jobs have been added for temporary positions.    One benefit mentioned about temp work is that people are earning about 15% more hourly as a temp employee.

It’s hard for some people to think that working a temporary job is better than collecting unemployment while searching for full time.  I think that if you are able to get your foot in the door with a company, get paid more hourly, and possibly land a full time job, is a much better situation than collecting unemployment and waiting to land that new job.

Temporary work ranges from call center staffers and mailroom workers, to highly skilled workers such as accountants and business analysts. 

So increase your chances of getting back into the job market by adding temporary staffing firms as part of your job searching strategy.

You can view the full article on Good Morning America – Need a Job? Skilled Professionals, Low Wage Workers Needed to Temp

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