Reasons You Should Choose Temporary Work Over Unemployment

If you’ve recently fallen victim to downsizing or or a layoff, you may be tempted to file for unemployment benefits.  But in my opinion, temporary work is a much better option.  Here’s why:

  • Keep your skills sharp.  If you don’t use it, you lose it.  No matter what field you work in – administrative, technical, professional or industrial – temporary work helps keep you in-touch and on-top of your game.
  • Keep your morale high.  In today’s job market, it’s taking nearly twice as long as normal to find work.  When you sign up with UNITEMP, we can get you back to work quickly.  And when you’re working, you’re more likely to have a positive outlook on your situation.
  • Get your foot in the door.  In many cases, our temporary employees are eventually hired by our client companies.  If you want to work for a particular company, a temporary assignment is a great way to make internal contacts and get your foot in the door.
  • Try out a new career.  Ever wanted to try a different type of work?  Now is the perfect time.  Temporary assignments give you the freedom to work in a variety of positions and industries – to find the perfect new career fit for you.

Bottom line, choosing temporary work over unemployment is a smart move.  Over the years, I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met who have changed careers, improved their lives, become independent, and made more money in the long run than they expected to by working as temporary employees.  I even know some who transitioned into full time jobs, found business partners, made great contacts, and actually met the person they married by accepting temporary work over unemployment.

As far as I know temporary work does not interfere with unemployment.  Yes, you have to work for your money.  But in most cases I’ve seen, the unemployment benefits are extended if the work stops.  And, worst-case scenario, one of the good things I mentioned earlier happens while you’re on assignment.  So what do you have to lose?  Contact UNITEMP today or search our office/clerical, technical and professional opportunities.

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