Why to say ‘yes’ to a temp or contract position

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Are you looking for a full-time job but haven’t been able to find one? Have you been out of the workforce for a year or more and don’t know how to get your foot in the door? Or would you like to switch careers and don’t know how to start the process?

If one or more of those descriptions matches your situation, temporary or contract work could be the best place for you to find a job and/or provide a door to a full-time position and satisfying career.

Plus, according to the most recent statistics, the number of people employed by temporary staffing agencies is at an all time record – 3 million people — which represents about 2 percent of the workforce nationally. This has been caused in part because five years into the recovery, stop and start growth in the economy has made businesses uncertain about the future and unwilling to hire people full-time without first having the opportunity to test drive their work.

As a recent article in the Kansas City Star said, temporary work also means, “You get a foot in the door for hiring consideration, and you gain lines on your résumé instead of blanks.”

All of this means that if you haven’t considered temporary work, you should. Check out our jobs to see if one of them is a good fit for your background. At Discovery Solutions, our passion is helping each candidate find a position that helps him or her grow professionally and personally.

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