Perks of Working for a Temporary Employment Agency

UNION CITY, NEW JERSEY – 11 Jul, 2017 – While most people think of working for a temporary employment agency as a way to bridge the gap between permanent jobs, some people find the perks of working for these agencies outweigh the perks of working for one employer. Professional “temps” often tout the hidden benefits of working for these agencies and building their careers using short term assignments.


The biggest perk of working for a temp agency like Tab Staffing is flexibility. You work when you want, for who you want as long as you want. If you simply want to work a few months to save up for a large purchase or you only want to work during the summers when school is out, you can sign up with a temp agency and work when it best suits you. You can schedule your work around your life instead of the opposite. If you want to work for six months and take the other six months off to travel, you can do that. Many people get used to the flexible work life and can’t imagine working any other way.

Knowledge of New Skills

There are some people who have been at their job for 30 years and know only how to do that specific job. A job loss can be devastating for these people. When you are a temp, you may learn new technology every few months. You learn how to adapt in a range of environments and are able to adapt to change better. There is no need to go back to school when you are a professional temp. Simply take on a challenging new assignment and learn as you work.

Name Recognition

That big name company that everyone wants to work for? The one that only the best and brightest can hope to work for? They may be hiring temps. Temping is an excellent way to get your foot in the door at companies that may otherwise be challenging to infiltrate. You will learn valuable skills, meet people who are influencers in the industry and fill up your resume with the names of impressive companies.

Easy Relocation

If you want to pack up and work in California when the Northeast winters get too harsh, you don’t have to worry about not having work. You can find a temp job when you get there that will pay for your expenses while you enjoy an extended vacation. If you’re planning on permanently moving to a new area, a temp job can help you make ends meet until you find a permanent job.

Some temp agencies have international branches that will allow you to work overseas while you travel. No longer do you have to be confined to one location for the duration of your career.

Less Stress

Since you aren’t a permanent employee of the companies you are working for, you can largely avoid the office politics, pressure and stress that the permanent employees deal with. You don’t have to worry about keeping up the office gossip, worrying about lay-offs or impressing an overly-demanding boss. When you’re a temp, your job is to come in, do work and go home. You will rarely have to come in early and work late while worrying about job security.

Possible Room for Advancement

If you start looking for permanent work again, you can always seek out “temp to perm” opportunities. These jobs start off as temp jobs then convert to permanent after a trial period, usually 90 days. You can find out whether you’re a good fit for the position and the company before you commit to working there. It’s also a good way for the employer to get to know you and understand your strengths and weaknesses before hiring you. The “temp to perm” time period is when you can find out that your boss is a tyrant and that the marketing associate clips her toenails at her desk.

Possible Career Changes

You’ve been a teacher for 15 years and now you are considering a career in advertising. What better way to test out your new career choice than by temping? You can work for different types of employers (boutique firms, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses) before you decide which one is right for you. Before you dive headfirst into a new industry, you can temp for a few months and see what it’s really like.

Build a Professional Reputation

When you’re temping, you can register for more than one agency and work often. If you do quality work, you will develop a positive professional reputation. This will help you tremendously when you are attempting to apply for permanent positions. You will make valuable contacts and build up professional networks that you can tap into later.

There are many hidden benefits for taking on temporary work assignments. Whether you are a career changer or simply want to get your foot in the door at your dream company, you can find a world of benefits in temp work.

Tab Stafffing
United States
(201) 392-1300

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