Temporary Employment May Be Best Bet after Layoff

Temporary Employment May Be Best Bet after Layoff

Temporary Employment May Be Best Bet after Layoff

Over half of adults living in the United States think that temporary employment may be their best course of action after being laid off, according to a recent survey.  The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of staffing firm EmploymentGroup.

The aim of the survey was to quantify the amount of appeal that several available options had to workers that were unemployed. 54 percent of those polled said that looking for a temporary or transitional job while still actively looking for a permanent position was their preferred choice. 21 percent of people said that the best choice for them would be to learn a new profession or skill by returning to school. 11 percent of unemployed people surveyed said that they would stay on unemployment assistance benefits while waiting for the right employment opportunity. Five percent wanted to open their own business and eight percent weren’t sure.

The poll also looked at temporary employment’s perceived value. A large majority of American adults, 70 percent, feel that being employed in a temporary job can lead to being offered permanent employment and 74 percent felt that it made their resume more valuable.

The survey was conducted online in January 2011 and consisted of 2,026 unemployed American adults.


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