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Temps: Not Just For Admin Anymore

Be honest with yourself, when someone mentions “hiring a temp” or “temporary personnel,” you think “Kelly Girl” right? It is a misconception that has lingered for years. Kelly Girls were a well-known aspect of the temporary workforce because of an effective advertising campaign, promising a top-notch replacement for vacationing secretaries. Since the introduction of the Kelly Girl mindset, the popular notion is that temps are all in the administrative field. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, administrative positions make up less than 25% of the temporary jobs in the market.

Traditionally, a significant number of construction jobs have been temporary. Depending on the region of the country, high season for construction work might be summer in the northern states, or winter in the south. In the Bartow, Lakeland, Winter Haven metropolitan area, KB Staffing works year-round matching skilled construction workers to the employers who need them. Construction is a large segment of the temporary workforce. Temporary and temp-to-hire warehouse workers are also in high demand in the Winter Haven job market.

In recent years, temp agencies have seen growing demand for personnel in medical and financial fields, as well as technology and legal workers. The marketplace is changing, or perhaps evolving. Great careers regularly include using good temp agencies, like KB Staffing, serving the Lakeland and Winter Haven metropolitan area. Flexible work options are now standard practice, not only in skilled construction and warehousing, but in a diverse span of occupations.

Whether it is temp, temp-to-hire, or full-time temporary, it’s not just for “Admins” anymore!