Some unemployed workers are hesitant to take a temporary job because they worry it would tamper with unemployment benefits and make them unavailable for their dream job if it comes along. But a new online survey reveals that more than half of U.S. adults (54 percent) agree that finding a temporary job is the... Read More »
In 2010, 26.2 percent of all the jobs created by the private sector have been temporary positions. Following the recession of the early 1990s, only 10.9 percent of new jobs were temporary, reports The New York Times.
It's no surprise, a growing number of Americans are adjusting to working at temporary jobs... Read More »
Of the 600,000 hired for the holiday season, about 40 percent could receive permanent offers from employers, reports ABC News. That's what a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com found.
Beulah Hargrove at the JCPenney store in Manhattan has been presented with such an offer. The crowds flooding the stores and... Read More »
"I think there is a major paradigm shift going on in 2010 as a result of the great recession -- this is a defining moment in work-force history. There has already been a breakdown in the past years of the marriage between employer and employee; you are no longer guaranteed a job for life," says Lynn Taylor,... Read More »
By Lauren Fairbanks
Cruise ship jobs are sought after for many reasons. One of which is that you get to live on board a cruise ship for months at a time, traveling to exotic locales on someone else's dime.
But it's not all umbrella drinks and all-you-can-eat buffets when working aboard a cruise ship. In fact,... Read More »
We all knew it was coming: that big Census employment bubble that was inflated by 411,000 new jobs and sent the unemployment rate down to 9.7 from 9.9 was only temporary. It reached its peak in early May, when a whopping 585,729 people were employed by the Census Bureau. By mid-June, that number had dropped to... Read More »
Are you a creative-minded person looking to break into the media industry? It may not be as hard as you may think to jumpstart your career in the media world.
Full-time jobs in any industry are hard to find in this economy. Even if full-time jobs are difficult to come by, every industry still has a large... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
According to a recent report from Adecco, a leading staffing firm, temporary jobs have increased for six straight months and the continuing rise in temporary employment provides a good indicator that an improvement to the jobs crisis will come. Temporary hiring happens first, as employers remain cautious in a... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »