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temporary work

employment which is of a less than permanent duration, i.e. where the employees are on fixed-term contracts or where they take jobs for a limited time. The reasons for employing temporary workers are that the job duties may themselves be temporary, or that the employer is uncertain about the future prospects of the organization and wishes to retain the flexibility to adjust employment levels downwards. Temporary work can be unsettling for those seeking long-term employment since it is difficult to plan for the future. However, some groups, for example students wanting holiday jobs, actively seek such employment. The amount of temporary work has increased substantially in recent years. In universities, for instance, a high proportion of staff are now on fixed-term contracts. See LABOUR FLEXIBILITY, PART-TIME WORK.
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This may be to complete a temporary work project or a project for a period of no more than 90 days, renewable for a similar period on a one-off basis.
Workers employed on a temporary basis, according to Resolution 325, are required to consult with the owner of their company, agent or employment office, to obtain temporary work permits.
Forty-six of them received temporary work visas and came to the United States.
Nearly half of adults (49%) across the subcontinent express the desire to go to another country for temporary work.
Following the Employment and Social Affairs Committee's adoption of the second-reading report on temporary work conditions without amendments - thereby backing the Council's common position reached on 7 October (see Europolitics 3612) - it is now up to the plenary to make a final decision.
Nonetheless, a good number of specialized workers also exist in the computer and health industries who choose temporary work because of the flexibility and mobility that such jobs offer.
THE jobs market is getting worse, with permanent posts falling at the fastest rate for years and the growth in temporary work becoming weaker, according to a new report.
Yes, temporary work is valued by some, and government's action will not end flexible labour.
Acting chief executive Helen Reynolds said: "In such a delicate economic climate, now is not the time to start hampering job creation with new regulations on temporary work.
Acting chief executive Helen Reynolds said companies were being hampered by new regulations on temporary work.
Around 30% of German workers in the temporary work industry are unskilled (Storrie 2002; Federal Employment Service 2005), indicating that temporary agency work is still mainly used in the low qualified segment of the German labour market, which is dominated by men.