Who is a contingent worker? Temporary workers, professional contractors and professional services are all considered contingent workers. Whether for short-term seasonal or part-time projects, year-round technical expertise or consistent off-site employment services, a contingent workforce fills a variety of needs in today’s businesses.
U.S. staffing companies employ an average of 2.9 million contingent workers each day. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that number to quadruple in the next 10 years. This growing phenomenon is fueled by the competitive strategy of today’s businesses to increase manpower and improve productivity while keeping a keen eye on the bottom line. You can expect the contingent workforce to become an ever more integral part of the working world.
Only you know the right career path for you and how you’ll get from A to Z. At netPolarity you can explore a full-range of job possibilities and earn top-notch pay while exploring your options and working toward achieving your career goals.
Here are a few things to consider and reasons why you should consider becoming a part of this growing contingent workforce:
Try before you buy. By going the contingent route, you’ll have the opportunity to consider a variety of positions and test your skills among different employers before you settle down to specialize in one career. Temporary staffing positions are no longer limited to just clerical jobs-temporary workers are sought for almost every job category imaginable: attorneys, accountants, software engineers, building architects, marketing managers, teachers and nurses. The contingent jobs available today allow you to explore myriad career-level professional positions.
Get your foot in the door. netPolarity’s clients include the biggest names in the business world—the companies that are bombarded with thousands of resumes over the transom. By working as a contingent worker, you’ll be placed in front of corporate decision-makers and hiring managers, giving you a chance to impress them with your on-the-job expertise. Your hard work and dedication will have them consider you a prime candidate for their next opening and push you to the top of the hiring list. In fact, 8 out of 10 businesses like to hire permanent employees from staffing firms, recognizing the talent that can be found in the contingent workforce.
Gain flexibility in your schedule. As a contingent worker, you don’t need to be tied to a 9-6 position for the next 30 years. Working as a contractor in many instances enables you to set your own schedule and choose the jobs that work for you. Whether it’s fitting around a college class schedule or taking time off to travel—you don’t need to make a long-term corporate commitment. And when a position doesn’t fit any more, due to location, nature of assignment or even office politics, you have the ability to move on quickly.
Build your career equity. Joining a contingent workforce firm like netPolarity allows you to build your skills in a variety of challenging assignments, expand your network of contacts at leading-edge companies and add the names of Fortune 500 corporations to your resume.
By working for a staffing firm, your career doesn’t have to be tied to the fortune of just one corporate employer. As a contingent worker, you’ll be able to focus on your goals and work, not on the inter-office machinations of the corporate world. At netPolarity, you’ll also earn higher wages negotiated by our experienced team of staffing experts, be placed in positions quicker and gain job flexibility, all while enjoying the multitude of career-level assignments available to you.