Temporary work

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Temporary work or temporary employment (also called odd jobs) refers to an employment situation where the working arrangement is limited to a certain period of time based on the needs of the employing organization.wikipedia
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Full-time

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Temporary workers may work full-time or part-time depending on the individual situation.
Full-time employment often comes with benefits that are not typically offered to part-time, temporary, or flexible workers, such as annual leave, sickleave, and health insurance.

Secondment

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Temporary work is different from secondment, which is the assignment of a member of one organisation to another organisation for a temporary period, and where the employee typically retains their salary and other employment rights from their primary organisation but they work closely within the other organisation to provide training and the sharing of experience.
This is not to be confused with temporary work.

Consultant

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In some instances, temporary, highly skilled professionals (particularly in the white-collar worker fields, such as law, engineering, and accounting) refer to themselves as consultants.
However the principal difference between a consultant and a temp is generally one of direction.

Part-time contract

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Temporary workers may work full-time or part-time depending on the individual situation. The staffing industry in the United States began after World War II with small agencies in urban areas employing housewives for part-time work as office workers.
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Labour economics

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This transformation has been characterized by an economic restructuring that emphasized flexibility within spaces of work, labor markets, employment relationships, wages and benefits.
Another solution, foreshadowed by the rise of temporary workers in Japan and the firing of many of these workers in response to the financial crisis of 2008, is more flexible job- contracts and -terms that encourage employees to work less than full-time by partially compensating for the loss of hours, relying on workers to adapt their working time in response to job requirements and economic conditions instead of the employer trying to determine how much work is needed to complete a given task and overestimating.

Permanent employment

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In some instances, temporary workers receive benefits (such as health insurance), but usually benefits are only given to permanent employees as a cost-cutting measure by the employer to save money.
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Employment agency

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Not all temporary employees find jobs through a temporary employment agency.
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Precarious work

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This precarious new model of employment has greatly reduced the worker's ability to negotiate and, in particular, with the introduction of advanced technology (that can easily replace the worker), reduced the temp's bargaining power.
The characterization of temporary work as "precarious" is disputed by scholars and entrepreneurs who see these changes as positive for individual workers.

Sharing economy

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Lawsuits have addressed some of the controversies about the status of temporary workers in the sharing economy.
"The people who share" is one of the broadest definitions, which encompasses the on-demand economy, the gig economy, social media, and a great deal else.

Freelancer

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Temporary employees are sometimes called "contractual", "seasonal", "interim", "casual staff", "outsourcing", "freelance"; or the word may be shortened to "temps".
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Contingent work

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Contingent work
Contingent workers are also often called freelancers, independent professionals, temporary contract workers, "temps", independent contractors, or consultants.

Permatemp

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Permatemp
A permatemp is a temporary employee who works for an extended period for a single staffing client.

Temporary Agency Work Directive 2008

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The United Kingdom has in place the Temporary Agency Work Directive 2008 which ensures equal pay and treatment of temporary workers.
The Directive on temporary agency work includes two main principles, which are at the same time at the centre of a balanced approach to regulation on temporary agency work:

Labour market flexibility

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Labour market flexibility
This can be achieved by employing workers on temporary work or fixed-term contracts or through relaxed hiring and firing regulations or in other words relaxation of employment protection legislation, where employers can hire and fire permanent employees according to the firms’ needs.

Turnover (employment)

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Positions often are with high turnover rates. Research suggests that plants choose temporary workers over permanent ones when they expect output to fall, which allows them to avoid costs associated with laying off permanent employees
The Employment Policy Foundation states that it costs a company an average of $15,000 per employee, which includes separation costs, including paperwork, unemployment; vacancy costs, including overtime or temporary employees; and replacement costs including advertisement, interview time, relocation, training, and decreased productivity when colleagues depart.

Day labor

White-collar worker

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In some instances, temporary, highly skilled professionals (particularly in the white-collar worker fields, such as law, engineering, and accounting) refer to themselves as consultants.

Law

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In some instances, temporary, highly skilled professionals (particularly in the white-collar worker fields, such as law, engineering, and accounting) refer to themselves as consultants.

Engineering

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In some instances, temporary, highly skilled professionals (particularly in the white-collar worker fields, such as law, engineering, and accounting) refer to themselves as consultants.

Accounting

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In some instances, temporary, highly skilled professionals (particularly in the white-collar worker fields, such as law, engineering, and accounting) refer to themselves as consultants.

Employee benefits

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This transformation has been characterized by an economic restructuring that emphasized flexibility within spaces of work, labor markets, employment relationships, wages and benefits. In some instances, temporary workers receive benefits (such as health insurance), but usually benefits are only given to permanent employees as a cost-cutting measure by the employer to save money.

Health insurance

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In some instances, temporary workers receive benefits (such as health insurance), but usually benefits are only given to permanent employees as a cost-cutting measure by the employer to save money.

United States

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The staffing industry in the United States began after World War II with small agencies in urban areas employing housewives for part-time work as office workers.

World War II

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The staffing industry in the United States began after World War II with small agencies in urban areas employing housewives for part-time work as office workers.