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Temporary Job Agencies
What used to be considered, as just temporary is now becoming a regular mode of recruiting temporary employees. Yes, when temporary job agencies were created to make a pool of ready and reserve workforce is now going mainstream feeding the economies of the world. Trivially, new words have existed because of this phenomenon: temping and temps. Temping refers to the act of making things temporary while temps are those people hired for temporary positions.
Hundreds of people entering and reentering the workforce seeking employment have at point or the other solicited assistance from the many emerging companies offering temporary jobs to the hundreds of hopefuls aiming to bring a couple of dollars on their way home.
The jobs offered by the temporary job agencies may last from a day or three months, and may end for the whole duration of 90 days or more. Temporary agencies hire both skilled personnel and professionals; even new graduates have found a living by joining different temporary agencies.
Speaking of joining the workforce, applicants still go through the same process as they would in a regular company. They have to submit their resumes and other pertinent papers as per required by the temporary agencies they wish to enlist in. They also have to go through the routine job interview and medical check-ups. Once they are selected for the temporary positions that match their skill and qualifications they are deployed to the different offices that need their services.
Temps are paid by the agencies that hired them not by the office that they are assigned to. They may get the fringe benefits but this is according the discretion of the agencies. Once the contract of the temps ended with agencies they may reapply and reassigned to another office.
Some big businesses have poured in big capital to contract the services of temporary job agencies to hire for them contingency personnel for certain temporary positions that might become full-time in the long run. This mode of recruiting saves the company from getting incompetent employees. If temps showed remarkable performance in their stay with certain company, they might be hired full-time.
As the number of big business that sought the services of temp job agencies increases more and more entities are joining the bandwagon setting up their own temp agencies offering various temporary positions for thousands of job less individuals. Some agencies have found a niche by concentrating on one major aspect in the industry like focusing on delivering medical and health care professionals.
There have been many success stories of people who have been benefited by the temporary employment. This will only give us hints that temporary job agencies are here to stay for long.