Have you recently graduated and are looking for work? Or, have you stayed at home to raise a family, but now you’re ready to reenter the workforce? Maybe you’d like to try a career in a new industry. If any of these things sound like you, a temporary assignment or “temp job” might be something you’re interested in. Temp jobs are great for those who want to learn new skills, love flexibility, or just need to earn some extra money. As Labor Day approaches, learn more about the temporary sector of the workforce.
Temporary jobs help you gain skills.
If you’re a student or new graduate, you may not have had a chance to develop many workplace skills yet. Similarly, if you’ve haven’t worked for a few years you might feel like you need to freshen up with what’s happening in an industry. Temp work gives you a chance to learn new things. Often, employees will receive on-the-job training, which can help build your resume. Even if you’ve been working for years, you might want the opportunity to try a new occupation; a temp job can introduce you to what you’ll need to know.
Maybe you just need to earn some money to pay your bills while you’re looking for a long-term position. If you’re just looking for a job to make ends meet for a while, temp work can help! A widespread myth about staffing is that employees only make minimum wage. In reality, Penmac offers a variety of positions in many industries, each with a different salary. Nearly half of Penmac employees make over $10/hour.
Temporary jobs help you get a foot in the door.
A temporary job is a great way for you to learn about companies and meet new people. Even if you know about the industry and position you’re in, it’s a good idea to check out different businesses to see what their company culture is like. You’ll also have a chance to meet new people. It’s a great opportunity to network, and your supervisors could potentially become future employment references. In some cases, if you’re a hard worker with a great attitude, your temp job could turn into a permanent one!
Temporary jobs are flexible.
Temp work is perfect if you just need a job during the summer or aren’t ready to commit to a long-term career. Temporary jobs offer flexibility and can work for a variety of different schedules. If you’re just between jobs for a while, a temporary position can cover any gaps on your resume so you has a solid work history when you go to apply for your next job.
While there are many benefits to temporary jobs, most staffing agencies have a variety of options to meet your needs if temp work isn’t what you’re looking for. For more information about staffing, or how you can get a temp job, contact your local Penmac office.
Penmac offices will be closed Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day.