U.S. employers shift to temp workers


Companies continue to remain cautious of hiring in this economy and are increasingly hiring temp workers or a contingent workforce. This article states that by hiring a temporary workforce, companies can save on healthcare costs, and it allows them to sever the employment relationship easily. Neil Alexander comments, “We have large clients that have laid off hundreds, thousands of employees. They are now using a large chunk of temp workers, managing their labor needs in real time. It’s cost containment.”

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