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How To Survive During Tough Economic Times With A Temp Job?

During these difficult economic times, many people are losing their
jobs. When there are massive layoffs in a particular field, finding
a new job can be difficult and may take some time. A temp or
temporary job may be a good idea if this is the case. While you
look for a full time job, you can supplement your income by working
some temp jobs.

A temp job is a job in which you may work for a short period of time
and may also have a limited number of work hours. Even those with a
full time job may be interested in working in a temp job to
supplement their main income. Most of us are feeling the economic
repercussions of rising prices from gasoline, food, and other basic

When there is increasing unemployment, many people assume that there
will be less temp jobs also. However, this is not the case. An
employer may not be able to afford a full time employee, but he may
still need someone to work on a temporary or part-time basis.

Sometimes you may be able to find a temp job in your own field of
work. This is a great way to keep yourself working in the type of
work that really interests you. It is possible that this job could
evolve to a full time job in time. Some employers want to see what
an employee will be like before they will commit to hiring someone
full time.

A quick search on internet will provide many sources for temp jobs.
A great way to start your job search is Craigslist
(, where you can you search for temp jobs or full
time jobs.

Employers pay a base fee of $25/job to post an ad on the New York
Craigslist.  There are many other good job sources on the internet.
You must be careful that the source is reliable. Craigslist has been
around for some time and many people use many of the services that
it offers, but that doesn't mean there aren't scams.  However, when
employers pay to post ads, they are generally less likely to be

If you still need some convincing about pursuing a temp job,
consider the research article "Do temporary jobs improve workers
long-term labor market performance?" written by Fredrik Andersson,
Harry J. Holzer, and Julia Lane which can be found at  Four positive findings

1.  Temp job workers subsequently do better in the labor market.

2.  Temp job workers have a higher chance of subsequently working
for higher wage firms.

3.  Temp job workers provide a productive stepping stone to more
stable employment.

4.  Temp job workers can develop useful job skills.

Lastly, you may consider some common sense reasons for pursing a
temp job. A temp job can help you feel that you are "still in the
game."  Your goal for a full-time job may take some time and involve
some rejection. At the very least, your temp job may help you feel
that you have something to fall back on. A temp job can have a
positive emotional and psychological effect during a time of anxiety
and uncertainty.  In a way, you can say that all you need is a temp
job and your goals. Just by trying a temp job, good things may

Good Luck Job Hunting!

Bill and the Team

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