temporary work

(redirected from temporary worker)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, through the granting of the license and the regulation by the Ministry of Labour we are promoting the service more to our client base and educating them on the benefits of hiring a temporary worker.
For example, both the employer and the staffing agency may incur liability related to temporary workers under federal and state anti-discrimination laws, a state's workers' compensation statute, federal immigration laws, and minimum wage and overtime laws.
Training has been singled out as a human resource management practice that enhances temporary workers employability by providing them with opportunities to develop their skills (Forrier & Sels, 2003).
If the new normal is to hire more temporary workers, then more diligence needs to be done on each and every person on the team, regardless of the length of their assignment.
Patrick said the legislation will help ensure that temporary workers in Massachusetts are being treated fairly.
The temporary worker is defined as a worker who is employed by a temporary-help service company and who works under the direction of a user enterprise.
When asked about this, one temporary worker expressed his displeasure, saying "I've trained for years to clean up spills, and they give me a job that a plastic orange cone could do.
The decision aims to limit the number of temporary workers at the island's enterprises by hiking costs of the contracts they offer to the workers.
The same study found that the temporary help industry includes a large percentage of female and Black workers and that individuals who are immigrant workers or considered noncitizens are among those workers who fit the profile of a temporary worker.
The policy's definition also is unclear as to whether a person must be furnished to' the insured to meet seasonal demands or short-term conditions to be a temporary worker or whether a person can meet the definition merely by being hired to meet seasonal demands or short-term conditions.
The temporary workers benefit from a series of rights or possibilities: the right to have access to the company's social services (canteen, transport, child care), "except for an objective reason;" the possibility of in-house training in the company, the right of access to permanent employment (information on positions declared vacant, the obsoleteness of clauses prohibiting or having the effect of preventing recruitment by a company).
Kerry Fawcett of Labour Ready said: "The convenience of having a CSCS test centre in our branch encourages our temporary workers to earn their certification, opening the door to a wide range of opportunities in the industry.