This question comes up a lot — from both employees and employers…. For some employees the security of a core position is more important to them than continuing to work on an interim basis; for a variety of business reasons, some employers actually prefer temporary, flexible staffing arrangements instead of adding new employees to their core employee group. Theoretically and despite popular perception, there is no law that says an employer can only keep a temporary employee for a certain period of time, nor is there a law that says that an employee has to continue working as a temporary or contract employee indefinitely. Depending on what you learn, you can ask your agency to try to find a job for you elsewhere. If they are unwilling to represent you for other assignments, you are free to seek agency representation elsewhere …even while you are still working at your current job.
National job profiles
Light Duty Assignments
Organizations use temporary assignments for a variety of reasons. These assignments are usually loosely controlled activities of convenience for the individual, the boss, the organization, the family, or all of the above. Sometimes temporary assignments are for a specific project, such as to serve on a transition or integration team during a merger or acquisition. Many of the most respected organizations use temporary assignments as a way to enhance the skills of an individual or to test the person in different ways prior to a promotion to a higher level. If a person is truly on a fast track and being seasoned by some temporary assignments, it is imperative that he or she be told this information.
PCS, TDY, and Deployments
Your work for the PACE Staffing Network or any other temporary or contract staffing company can be very important to your future job search, demonstrating your work ethic when in between jobs plus showcasing specific skills and work qualities that you have developed while working on an interim basis. Always indicate on your resume the time you spent working as a temporary or contract worker. If you operated as a temporary or contract worker in between jobs, state that fact clearly.
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