It's no secret that employers have been slow to staff up. The unemployment rate has inched down only recently to 7.5 percent. But a new analysis suggests that a significant number of employers plan to hire temp workers for the summer.
On Thursday, CareerBuilder released its annual summer hiring forecast, which... Read More »
Seasonal jobs can be a good way for students to earn money while on break from their studies. But for many adults, including parents and retirees, temporary jobs are a reliable source of much-needed extra income during the holiday season.
Seasonal job seekers will find it a bit easier this year than last... Read More »
Large retailers are gearing up to hire throngs of seasonal workers to help with the increased customer traffic many expect for the holidays. They include Kohl's Corp., the nation's third-largest retailer, which plans to fill nearly 52,700 seasonal jobs at its 1,134 stores, as well as at its distribution... Read More »
For many weary out-of-work Americans, the upcoming holiday season brings the potential for much-needed seasonal jobs.
Employment-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas forecasts retail payrolls to increase by 700,000 during the final three months of 2012, up from the 660,200 seasonal jobs added... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
In today's world, everyone is a temporary worker.
Even if you're an executive at a well-established company, your job could be temporary. Working for yourself? There's no telling how long your business might last.
Particularly in a down economy and a tight job market, it's important to... Read More »
By Donna Fuscaldo
Working a temporary job doesn't have to be a short-term gig. Play your cards right and you can parlay a temp position into a full-time job.
In the current job environment employers are increasingly turning to staffing agencies to test out candidates before bringing them on full time, which... Read More »
By Nancy Mann Jackson
If you're looking for a full-time job, you may not even consider taking a temporary position. But maybe you should, because more and more companies are looking for temporary workers. Read More »
By Tony Morrison
'Tis the season to be... hired?
It's already October and we all know what that means: leaves changing colors, daylight savings, and the beginning of back-to-back holidays.
Whether you trick-or-treat, serve turkey, light the menorah, or chop down your own Christmas tree, there is a... Read More »
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 »
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 »
I recently read an article that claimed the unemployment rate is staying below 10 percent because we unemployed people have just packed it up and called it quits.
And according to the statistics, maybe this is a little bit true. Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »