In every economic cycle, many companies and employees will undergo significant and wrenching changes from layoffs. With so many newly unemployed individuals looking for work, the time needed to land your next role often gets extended several weeks or months beyond your initial expectations. At that time, it may be necessary to start thinking about your short-term and long-term options to establish or supplement your income.


Temporary or contract work may be a viable option

  • Sustainability: The open roles available for temporary and contract work represent important tasks and duties for each organization.
  • Pay: As a result, pay in temporary and contract roles remains competitive within each market.
  • Flexibility: Such jobs often provide a flexible schedule, where you can work and also save time for job interviews when off-work.
  • Access: Temporary and contract jobs can help you break into an industry or company.
  • Exposure: They offer an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and work within different departments.
  • Options: Everything is “at-will,” which means that if you are not happy with the work or environment, you always have the opportunity to quickly move on after giving appropriate notice.


Fortunately, temporary and contract roles span most industries. With business owners and executives worried about a looming economic slowdown, many seek to maintain financial flexibility by increasingly hiring for temporary and contract roles. The supply of such opportunities remains strong.


If you’re interested in seeing what types of roles Shannon Staffing can present to you, see our current listings of openings at


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