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Temp Work – Considering the Benefits

Posted by Dayana Fraser on Tue, Sep 20, 2011 @ 08:00 AM

TORONTO, September 20, 2011 – If you've been thinking about temp work orcontract positions, you're certainly not alone. An increasing number of professionals are choosing project work, and there are numerous opportunities available to you.

As a job seeker in today's marketplace, temp work can offer you an alternative to a permanent position, allowing you to advance your career in a flexible way, suited to your personal circumstances.

Temp jobs can give you experience in industries and careers you might not have otherwise thought of trying - without a long-term commitment. Temporary positions are available in just about every career field and location.

And if your resume needs a boost, temporary jobs are also an ideal way to add skills and experience to your resume while gaining experience in the workplace.

The Benefits of Temp Work
In addition to a paycheck, many temporary agencies provide benefits to their workers. Randstad Canada, for example, offers a benefit package including holidays, medical and dental coverage, life insurance and discounts on travel, etc.

Flexible Work Solutions
Temporary employment also provides the opportunity to work when and where you want to work. Work only during school hours, take the summers off, or take a break to do something else with your life. You have the flexibility of choosing when and where you work.

Temp to Perm
Your temp job can become your career - To some, temporary work may seem like a step down from permanent employment, but it can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a company you are interested in working for. And if you do a great job, may even lead to being hired permanently.

Randstad Canada President Jan Hein Bax says it's not hard to see why job seekers are attracted to this arrangement. “For jobseekers, temporary work is a great way to gain experience and also learn about many different industries,” he says. “It allows an individual to manage other commitments and find the right work/life balance that works for them.”


About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country, we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca

Randstad Canada anticipates tremendous growth in 2011 and is seeking top talent to fill positions in nearly every area of the business. Visithttp://www.randstad.ca/about/internal_careers.aspx for internal job openings and to learn more about why Randstad is one of the best places to work.

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