Today’s job seekers are looking for temp jobs like never before. For starters, the idea of “temp work” is vastly different today than what it used to be. Not only are temp jobs now highly regarded employment, but they can offer many things that regular, full-time employment doesn’t – the most significant of which is flexibility.

Like the temp jobs that we’re seeing today, flexibility for workers has taken on a whole new meaning – something bigger. Flexibility is bigger than just having the time and availability to run errands, or pick up the kids from school. When today’s job seekers talk to us about their needs for flexibility, they’re talking about creating a better work/life balance, the ability to choose. Some choose to work nights and weekends only, while others choose the opposite. They’re looking for work that fits their lives, instead of the other way around. 

We wanted to highlight some of the temp jobs on our job board and how these sought-after roles are helping today’s workers meet their need for something bigger than just a job. 

Temp job #1: Substitute Teacher – Pryor, OK

Have you ever wanted to get into teaching but didn’t know if it was the career you wanted? And what about the degree? And which comes first? What if you get a teaching degree, but it turns out teaching isn’t for you? That’s why so many workers love being substitute teachers. It’s the perfect opportunity to try out a new career, without making a long-term commitment – and the pay is great, too!

With our temp position in Pryor, OK, you’ll receive a competitive pay rate and will even be eligible for continued employment! That’s because teachers have never been in higher demand, making substitute teachers the perfect temp workers with higher bargaining power to boot! To get started, all you’ll need is a high school diploma. Our client has plenty of positions available to choose from.

Temp Job #2: Medical Assistant  – Dallas, TX

Gone are the days of not being able to ask your boss for time off to take your kid to the doctor. With a temp position at this medical office in Dallas, TX, you’re going to be able to create the kind of work/life schedule that is central to having a balanced life, especially if you’re trying to raise a family.

One of the key features of this role is just how in-demand medical workers are these days. That means bargaining power. While this entry-level position hires at $13-$14 per hour & up, those temp workers who flourish as a Medical Assistant will have a great start to fast-track their careers. They’ll have more capability to choose “where & when” they want to work and often gain access to more opportunities and negotiate even higher wages. And healthcare-related pay rates continue to be very competitive when compared to most any other sector. Now that’s getting started on the right path!

Temp Job #3: Certified Forklift Operator – Muskogee, OK

One of the most difficult roadblocks to starting your career in a lucrative field is needing years of experience to apply for an entry-level position. What comes first? The experience or the job?

Many temp jobs on the manufacturing plant floor are often a great fit for workers who are just getting started in a sector with incredible growth opportunities. Unlike many other jobs which require experience, with the Forklift Operator role, all you need is a forklift certification and you can get to work. And that’s just to get your foot in the door. Many skilled workers in manufacturing, and independently employed journeymen got their start at an entry-level position and found their calling once they got a lay of the land. 

Do you want to become a welder? A machinist? Or do you want to run a shop floor of your own someday? It’s okay if you don’t know. That’s one of the great things about any temp job, you get the exclusive experience and introduction to the industry you’d never get on the outside. And once you’ve proven you’re a great worker, eager to learn and take on new duties, you’ll have the inside track to the career of your choice!

Options, Convenience, and Flexibility in Temp Jobs

If you’re looking for work in which you can learn new skills, new talents, and gain access to industries that otherwise would require years of experience, these are all part of the new landscape of temp jobs. If this, and more flexibility is what you’re looking for, contact Action Group Staffing today.

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