September 19th marks the beginning of the 2016 National Staffing Employee Week. During this week, the American Staffing Association celebrates the contributions of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing agencies.
These employees contribute greatly to our economy and temporary jobs are increasingly becoming the new standard of employment across multiples industries.
At Premier Staffing, we’ve employed hundreds of temporary employees and placed them in great jobs with great companies in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.
If you’ve been considering a temporary job and aren’t sure if it’s for you, check out some of the reasons why our staffing employees love their temporary jobs.
Bridge to Permanent Employment
Many job seekers have difficulty finding a permanent position right out of the gate. Others may have been unemployed for personal or family reasons. Several of our temporary positions have led to permanent employment with the hiring company.
Initiate Relationships with Companies
Maybe you’ve had your heart set on working for a specific company but they never seem to have any job openings posted and your attempts to connect have been unsuccessful. Staffing agencies have connections with a variety of industries and businesses often seek employment through these agencies to ensure they are getting qualified applicants. Working with a staffing agency can help you get your foot in the door of the company you’ve been dying to work for.
Help to Determine the Right Fit
What if you get hired for your dream job only to find out it’s actually a nightmare? Starting with temporary employment in the industry or position you’re interested in can help you decide if it is something you’ll want to do every day before you commit to a permanent gig. It can also help you determine if you fit in with the company, should you get offered a permanent position.
If you’ve been working in the same industry for years and are looking to switch careers, working with a professional staffing agency can help jumpstart your job search and match you and your skills with open positions in your desired field.
Get Work Experience
Many of our employees come to us as college students or recent grads without a vast range of experience. Temporary positions are a great way to gain real-world experience in the workforce and help build up your resume.
Learn or Improve Skills
Along with building experience, temporary jobs through our staffing agency have helped employees improve upon skills that are needed in their industries of choice as well as learn new skills that set them apart from other job seekers.
Many of our employees’ favorite thing about working in a contract or temporary job is the flexibility. For those that prefer to work fewer, longer days or need to work around child care needs, temporary jobs often have the flexibility to accommodate unique schedules.
Supplement Household Income
An increasing number of our employees have started temporary jobs to supplement their current household income. Whether you’ve recently incurred some additional expenses or need a job to fill a seasonal gap in your employment, we have several short and long-term assignments that are perfect for anyone looking for an extra paycheck.
At Premier Staffing, we celebrate all of our temporary employees in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.
Does a temporary job sound like the right fit for you? We’d love to celebrate you as one of our staffing employees! Contact Premier Staffing to learn more or apply now for one of our current open positions.