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A Look at the Numbers
Know the Law

 

 

Labor Market Transition Rates Among Temporary Workers
Status of Temp Workers, One Year Later In All Occupations

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Source:  Federal Reserve of Chicago Working Paper (WP-96-26) by Lewis Segal and Daniel Sullivan

Notes 

The 43% of temp workers who obtained permanent jobs at another firm (not the client firm using a temp agency's services) often found permanent jobs themselves, without the assistance of a temp staffing agency.
Temp-to-hire is a service provided by temp agencies to client firms.  Temp agencies provide temp workers to a client firm, allowing the client firm to "test" the temp worker and later decide whether or not to hire the worker.  Sometimes, a temp agency bills additional fees to client firms during the temp-to-hire process.  Temp-to-hire is also known as "Temp-to-Perm."
Permatemps are temporary workers working on temp assignments for one year or longer.  There usually is no promise of conversion to regular, permanent employee status with benefits.

 

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Tenure
Time in Current Temporary Job for Temporary Workers


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Sources:  National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services, Monthly Labor Review, The Bergen Record

 

Of the 53% of Temp Workers Working On the
Same Assignment for 6 Months or More, the
Following Lists Their Total Tenure in their
Respective Temp Assignments:

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Sources:  American Staffing Association, Monthly Labor Review, The Bergen Record

 

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Number of U.S. Workers Registered With Temp Agencies
In Millions

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Sources:  American Staffing Association, Monthly Labor Review, The Bergen Record