Temp jobs drive slow economic recovery

  • Updated: March 6, 2011 - 10:10 PM

Temporary employment -- project work and contract employment -- is rising at schools, manufacturers, banks, retailers, auto dealers and even in corporate human resources departments, job counselors and employment agencies say. “It’s starting to really pick up,” said Vicki Brown, a saleswoman for Jeane Thorne Inc. in Minneapolis. “If you talk to anybody in the temporary staffing business they would all say that. Companies are staring to realize that they have done without for so long that they cant go on like this.” Temporary hiring is regarded the tip of the jobs arrow, experts say. So the jump in temp hiring has raised hopes that permanent hiring may follow.

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