Why Temporary Work is More than It’s Made Out to Be
Millenials take on the temporary Marketplace
To the untrained eye, temporary work may seem rife with pitfalls and disadvantages. But look a little closer, and temporary work actually can provide numerous advantages. There’s flexibility, for starters—the ability to set hours that one will work and will not work. That, in turn, can enable a person to spend more time doing what they want to do—say, volunteer—or to have hours that they’re able to devote to other pursuits, such as graduate school or other types of learning.
Those are just some of the reasons why millennials have found temporary work so appealing. As background, millennials are those people who were born after 1980. They’re the youngest members of the workforce and have also faced challenges unlike any other generation that’s currently alive.
For starters, millennials face an enormous amount of student debt—more than $35,000 or an increase of 30 percent. Limited economic potential from this and job competition also means that this generation has also been forced to live with parents or other relatives in percentages previously unrecorded.
Those negatives, accompanied with the positives of temporary positions, have made millennials a good match for non-permanent work. This graphic works through the specifics of that dynamic to help you better understand this generation and how it’s impacting businesses everywhere.
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