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How to Find a Work/Life Balance Through Temporary Work

HR Dive says there is a huge demand for temporary workers, and it’s growing. Last year, more than 9,000 temp positions were filled in the second quarter alone. Why the influx of temp employees? The article said that workers have had a taste of the flexibility that comes with these contract roles—and they want more. This influx added more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2017, and the numbers continue to rise. So far this year, demand has increased by another 3%.

Why is temp work so hot right not? Are there benefits to these roles the traditional job doesn’t have? How can workers make the transition into the flexibility of the contract job?

What’s Hot and What’s Not About Temporary Work?

Clearly, temp work is no longer the job of last resort. Most temp workers would tell you there are some clear-cut benefits of this approach beyond the flexibility of choosing when, if or what you want to work on or in. The flexibility cannot be discounted; you often have better work/life balance in these roles because you are there to do a specific job, not climb the corporate ladder. The difficult 60-hour workweeks are not typically what a temporary worker experiences every day. Even if you do work overtime, the roles are often paid hourly, not salaried, so you reap the benefit of any extra time you put in.

Other benefits include:

Contact Blackstone to explore the possibilities of a temporary position as part of your career path.

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