Temporary employment is a fast-growing trend across all industries. In fact, Staffing Industry Analysts found that employers collectively spent about $1 billion on short-term projects with temporary employers and contract workers in 2013.
And you know how you went straight to Amazon last holiday season to place those precious holiday orders? Well, Amazon hired 80,000 temporary employees to handle the influx, and that’s up 14 percent from Amazon’s 70,000 temporary-hiring spree in 2013.
And according to the American Staffing Association, the use of temporary employees jumped up by over 50% from 2010-2013. But perhaps the most important statistic: The Upjohn Institute of Employment Research reports that roughly 27% of temporary assignments lead to permanent employment.
You know what that means? It means temporary employment is a secret weapon in the search for a sustainable career. Why? Because it’s a gateway to the companies you want to work for.
Many of our clients hire temporary employees through KB Staffing to avoid HR hassle—they essentially outsource the hiring process. This way, they receive top-notch employees and a “trial run” of sorts, to see if those employees make sense for them.
So, you can use temporary employment solutions to help you find a foothold in the company you want to work for—and to support you in the meantime.
To help you understand how to do that, we’ve put together a set of blog posts with tips for getting hired—permanently. Take a look at Fitting into the Company Culture, Letting Your Staffing Agency Help and Knowing the Qualifications You Need.
If you have any questions on temporary employment or need staffing help before then, feel free to contact us or give us a call at (863) 875-5721. At KB Staffing, we pride ourselves on our relationship with our temporary employees, and our ability to provide both temporary work and the opportunity for full-time employment.