Temporary jobs can be a great way to gain experience, try out a new career to see if you enjoy it, find work in a new city, get your foot in the door for a permanent position, or allow you flexibility for family or other commitments. You can find a temp job in almost any industry. By using the right temp agency, you can find a job that fits your interests and abilities.

What is a Temp Worker?

A temporary worker (also known as a contingent worker or a temp) is a part-time or contingent worker who is hired on a short-term basis.

A temporary worker lacks a long-term employment contract. He or she often has a contract for a certain period of time or for a particular assignment; temp workers are often the first employees to be laid off during periods of economic downturn.

What Is a Temp Agency?

A temporary staffing firm, also known as a temp agency or staffing agency, finds and retains workers to send out on short or long-term assignments.

Temp agencies usually deal with a particular profession or business, such as healthcare, information technology, accounting, office administration, or industrial labor.

Companies in need of short or long-term temporary workers will enter into a contract with the temp agency to fill jobs with appropriately skilled workers. The company pays the temp agency, and the temp agency pays the temporary worker.