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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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5 Sea Oates Beach temp work was complete yesterday by 3 PM.
In the course of her life she rose from domestic cook to temp work to becoming the first black woman in management of a Fortune 500 company.
However, by promoting temp work as largely "feminine" work, the industry reinforced gender, race, and class stereotypes of women being housewives first and working women second; even as the temp industry expanded into blue-collar sectors, its advertisements deliberately did not use men or non-White workers.
In my late 20s when I was directing a play I remember them asking me if I had any temp work to keep me going and I had to tell them that I got paid more for the directing.
Through the Task Squad, she did temp work at two different start-up companies, and immediately boosted her skills, particularly in admin.
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Now doing temp work, she was uninsured for 18 months before she chose a marketplace plan for $68 a month.
TEMP work reduces a woman's chances of starting a family, a study has shown.
They also argue that temp work can provide valuable experience.
Unveiling its manifesto for the September 22 elections entitled 'For A New Social Balance In Our Country', the SPD did not touch on the principles of its 2003 reforms but said it wanted to regulate temp work, introduce a minimum wage and hike taxes for the wealthiest.
Relocating to California, she endured a short stint of temp work before landing a job as the 51st employee of an intriguing, up-and-coming web-based company: Facebook.
The temp work force has recovered 86 percent of the jobs lost in the recession.