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Vol. 17 , Issue 24 - Week of June 11, 2018

Temp jobs aren't real jobs... are they?Staff Writer, The Career News

NEW YORK, NY -- Are your cash reserves getting low? Is unemployment running out? Consider a temporary job to help pay the bills. Temporary jobs are also an ideal way to add skills and experience to your resume. According to the American Staffing Association more than 90% of staffing companies provide training to their temporary workers and 70% of temps say that they gained new skills during their assignment.

In addition to a paycheck, many temporary agencies provide benefits to their workers. Manpower, for example, offers a full benefit package including holidays, medical and dental coverage, life insurance and a 401K plan. Other staffing firms also offer excellent benefit packages. Be sure to inquire what benefits are offered when you apply or when you interview. Also inquire about whether or not the company pays the cost of the benefits.

Additionally, if you're a temp it's your choice if you work, when you work and where you work, offering you freedom and flexibility. Temp jobs can also give you experience in industries and careers you might not have otherwise thought of trying - without a long-term commitment. If you are not thrilled with the assignment or the employer, you can move on to your next position and start anew.

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[VIDEO] The secret to nailing your next job interview

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Let someone else find you a job!

Tips that apply to both job seekers and entrepreneurs

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