Why consider Temping as a career & why it is more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than it has been in the past

Let’s face it, most people think of Temporary Employment as just a short time position but what they don’t think of is that it’s a way to start, build or enhance a long term career! During the Global pandemic when a lot of companies have had massive lay-offs or furloughed employees, many people are looking for temp positions and turning to workforce solutions offices for help and in turn, finding their dream jobs. Sometimes it’s a fill-in position in a familiar setting and sometimes it’s finding a new industry all together! Whether it is initially starting out as just an interim job in your field and turning into a long term position or finding a passion in a new field, here’s what people are learning about using workforce agencies for long term employment solutions. As a potential employee, you may be thinking: “why should I put on a mask and go out to work, instead of finding a way to work from the comfort of home?” Or, those of you that are employers may think: “how do we solve finding qualified talent to have our clients to engage with us?” We aim to answer those questions and more! Now, let’s get into the reasons why you should consider temping as a career and why it is more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than ever before!

Why consider Temping as a career & why it is more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than it has been in the past

Let’s face it, most people think of Temporary Employment as just a short time position but what they don’t think of is that it’s a way to start, build or enhance a long term career! During the Global pandemic when a lot of companies have had massive lay-offs or furloughed employees, many people are looking for temp positions and turning to workforce solutions offices for help and in turn, finding their dream jobs. Sometimes it’s a fill-in position in a familiar setting and sometimes it’s finding a new industry all together! Whether it is initially starting out as just an interim job in your field and turning into a long term position or finding a passion in a new field, here’s what people are learning about using workforce agencies for long term employment solutions. As a potential employee, you may be thinking: “why should I put on a mask and go out to work, instead of finding a way to work from the comfort of home?” Or, those of you that are employers may think: “how do we solve finding qualified talent to have our clients to engage with us?” We aim to answer those questions and more! Now, let’s get into the reasons why you should consider temping as a career and why it is more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than ever before!

Find your Dream Industry-

A lot of people are stating they were ready for a change before Covid-19 and this gave them the opportunity to job hunt and find a new Industry that they fell in love with. Take it as a blessing in disguise. Change can be GOOD, and people are starting to understand this after starting an interim role. They are realizing that maybe they weren’t in the right industry to begin with and make the career change right then and there. This is exactly why we think temping during these times could be key and even life-changing! Employees can use this to build a base of skills across multiple industries so they can try different jobs to see what they are suited for. Plus, here at Empire, we are committed to ensuring extensive safety precautions to make sure you and yours are safe!

Gain experience in a field-

Okay, say you’re already set on your dream industry, but you have little to no experience. Taking a provisional position in a company for the career you want will give you hands on training, you gain insight in their company culture and operations, and you can “try it on” per say and get an inside look to see if it’s a good fit for you. Call it a paid trial period so you have options.

Get your foot in the door with a prominent company-

Maybe there’s a company you’ve always wanted to work for but never got your foot in the door, or they didn’t have a permanent spot available. Taking a temp job at a Professional staffing company positions you in a way where they get to see your skills and work ethic firsthand, plus already be trained on their system’s so you have a leg up when they want to be hired full time.
Besides that, the idea that temp employers use employees for a short time and then are let go when the busy season ends is outdated in today’s labor market. Most employers and staffers are looking to find someone who has potential to stay with them for the long haul and add to their pipeline permanently. This point can be particularly important for our clients to remember when wondering how we aim to attract top talent for you to hire! We want to offer your potential employees the safest work options, by showing them that we are committed to upholding the highest safety precautions on site. We also give hand sanitizer to clients to ensure employees safety!

Many positions are now offering work from home capability-

This one may have come as a surprise to you, but yes: the labor industry has come to find out that yes, most jobs can be done online. The world’s largest office is now the internet and there are endless opportunities to be found through staffing companies. Going into an office isn’t ideal for many right now and poses a risk for some others, so working from home is an advantage there.

Network, Network, Network-

We’ve all heard the phrase “It’s all about who you know”. Especially in Light Industrial, Real Estate and Staffing, growing your network is extremely important. Your contacts can add value to your hiring portfolio and can land you some amazing opportunities
Why is this all even more important during COVID and how can employees and employers make the most of an otherwise scary and unpredictable time?
During these unprecedented times, finding work can be challenging but here at Empire Workforce Solutions we are always here to help. Our positions are not just intermediary, they may just be the start to your new career!

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