Temp Jobs

  • Six Tips for Turning a Temporary Gig Into Full-Time Work

    Six Tips for Turning a Temporary Gig Into Full-Time Work

    Robert Half International The job market is slowly improving, and one area that has been heating up is temporary employment. This sector has added 313,000 jobs since September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Indeed, many companies are finding that they cut staff levels too deeply during the... Continue Reading

  • The World's Best Summer Internship

    The World's Best Summer Internship

    It's spring break time and a lot of college students are thinking about summer internships. While those internships may bring to mind doing menial tasks such as fetching coffee for people you hope to learn from, there is one internship out there that takes the cake. The giant consumer goods company Procter and... Continue Reading

  • Spring Break Internships: 3 Tips for Securing the Perfect Interim Job

    Spring Break Internships: 3 Tips for Securing the Perfect Interim Job

    After a week of pulling "all-nighters" to ace mid-term exams, it is natural for many college students to spend the following week unwinding at a tropical oasis for Spring Break. However, some students are starting to forgo the week at the beach. Instead, they are getting valuable experience in their respective... Continue Reading

  • Success Stories: I Went From Temporary Worker to Full-Time Hire

    Success Stories: I Went From Temporary Worker to Full-Time Hire

    Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer In today's economy, finding full-time work is not easy. As a result, many job seekers are working part-time and temporary positions, hoping to get hired full time. Not knowing what she wanted to do after graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in business... Continue Reading

  • World's Best Job: Honeymoon Tester

    World's Best Job: Honeymoon Tester

    Ah, to be globe-trotting with your significant other -- getting paid to soak up the sun on the world's most beautiful beaches, dine in the finest restaurants, stay in the most luxurious hotels and enjoy the services of the most exotic spas. Sound too good to be true? It's not. A U.K. travel agency is looking for... Continue Reading

  • The 411 on Census Bureau Jobs

    The 411 on Census Bureau Jobs

    As the 2010 census forms hit 120 million American mailboxes this week, the U.S. Census Bureau is currently looking for part-time, temporary employees to help them collect information. With the existing climate of the job market, many anticipate that 3 million to 4 million applicants will apply for one of the... Continue Reading

  • 750,000 New Census Jobs: A Blessing and a Curse

    750,000 New Census Jobs: A Blessing and a Curse

    How could the creation of 750,000 new jobs with the Census Bureau be a bad thing? When those jobs are only temporary and part time, and they trick the powers that be into relaxing their efforts to solve the nation's unemployment problem. It's true that a little work is better than no work at all, but... Continue Reading

  • Going from Temp to Perm: A True Story of Getting Hired

    Going from Temp to Perm: A True Story of Getting Hired

    By Tiffany Miller For unemployed folks continuing to struggle with the search for a full-time job, a temp position might be the best answer. Employers hired 52,000 temp workers in January according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - the fourth consecutive month of gains. That's great news for people... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Reviews

    With so many temp agencies to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you? To take some of the guess-work out of your search, here are reviews of the eight leading agencies. Each review provides a brief history, a rundown of their process, the types of jobs and industries they represent and more. Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: Randstad

    Temp Agency Review: Randstad

    History: Founded in 1960, Randstad is now the world's second-largest staffing and recruiting firm, following a merger with Dutch rival Vedior in 2008. Randstad employs 28,000 people in internal functions, manages over 4,300 branches, and employs more than 450,000 people daily including temporary employees,... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: StaffPointe

    Temp Agency Review: StaffPointe

    History: StaffPointe is a specialty staffing firm featuring a network of more than 100 affiliated staffing firms in the United States. This network gives candidates access to opportunities at many firms. While primarily focusing on health-care professionals, they also staff a number of other types of... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: Adecco

    Temp Agency Review: Adecco

    History: According to the Adecco Web site, the company was formed with the merger of Adia and Ecco in 1996: "Two of the world's top three personnel services firms, with complementary geographical profiles, merge to form a strong global leader with annualized revenues of over € 5.4 billion.... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: Accountemps

    Temp Agency Review: Accountemps

    History: A division of Robert Half International (RHI), Accountemps is the "first and largest specialized temporary staffing company for accounting, finance, and bookkeeping professionals." RHI was founded in 1948 by -- you guessed it -- Robert Half, who started a specialized recruiting company in... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: Maxim Staffing Solutions

    Temp Agency Review: Maxim Staffing Solutions

    History: Maxim is the nation's largest privately owned medical staffing company, founded in 1988 as MEDICALL medical staffing. MEDICALL focused on nursing homes at its start, but later spread to schools, clinics, and hospitals. In 1992, Medical acquired NSI, a California-based home care and medical... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: Kelly Services

    Temp Agency Review: Kelly Services

    History: William Russell Kelly founded Russell Kelly Office Service in 1946. The firm provided services performed at Kelly's offices. Later, clients requested that the work be handled at their locations, and business of temporary staffing was created. According to Wikipedia, "The temporary workers,... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: Manpower

    Temp Agency Review: Manpower

    History: Manpower, founded in 1948, has grown to 4,100 offices in 82 countries, and is one of the largest temp companies worldwide. On the retirement of its founder in 1976, the company was acquired by The Parker Pen Company and was spun off as an independent firm again in 1986. In 1987, Blue Arrow... Continue Reading

  • Temp Agency Review: Spherion

    Temp Agency Review: Spherion

    History: Spherion started in 1946 as a company providing temporary labor to unload cars at Chicago auto dealerships. According to the company's Web site, founder Leroy Dettman expanded to general temporary labor "with the vision to 'connect the right employee with the right business at the right... Continue Reading

  • First Job Strategy - Looking for a Temp Job

    First Job Strategy - Looking for a Temp Job

    As you approach your first job strategy, keep in mind the "foot-in-the-door" philosophy. I was thinking of that today as I read CNN.com's story on the somewhat gloomy December jobs report from the federal government. While job loss continues, the trend appears to be slowing and some economists think the job... Continue Reading

  • Now Hiring: US Census Workers

    Now Hiring: US Census Workers

    If you need a job and are good with people and numbers, the government might have work for you. The U.S. Census Bureau just began the process of hiring more than one million temporary workers for its 2010 population count. If hired, you'll get good pay, flexible hours, paid training, mileage reimbursement and... Continue Reading

  • 'Tis the Season for Winter Temp Jobs

    'Tis the Season for Winter Temp Jobs

    Leaves turning scarlet don't just herald the coming of fall – they signal the start of seasonal hiring for winter jobs. Recession or no, many businesses must staff up, either to maximize sales during the critical holiday selling season or to get their business off to a good start in 2010. With... Continue Reading

  • How to Make Your Temp Gig Permanent

    Just a few short years ago, Ryan started as a temp in a local office of a paper distribution company, but today he's the VP of marketing for that same company. OK, so this happened on 'The Office,' and he's still referred to as "The Temp," but this happens in real life, too. Paulette Beete has gone from... Continue Reading

  • 30 Hot Jobs Recruiters Are Hiring for Now

    30 Hot Jobs Recruiters Are Hiring for Now

    CareerBuilder.com When job seekers hear the words "staffing firm," they tend to think three things: costly, part time and low wages. In most cases, staffing agencies are just the opposite. In fact, anyone can make their next career move by partnering with a staffing agency at no cost and for any... Continue Reading

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