3 Advantages of Temporary Employment and Contract Work

Over the 26 years that STS Staffing & Temporary Services has been in business, we’ve seen a shift in how temporary (or contract) work is viewed in the business community and wider world. Often maligned in the past as a refuge for the “unemployable” who lack any meaningful skills, job seekers are now seeing the many advantages of temporary employment.

In our modern economy, employees are more apt to see themselves as independent contractors or individual contributors — even when they work a full-time job.

Employers are also embracing the idea of “contingent labor,” as it’s something that provides maximum flexibility and control of personnel costs. Temporary help from staffing firms eliminates many overhead costs for businesses and allows employers to adjust the quantity and type of staff they want during peak production times.

From an employee standpoint, the ability to work as a temporary employee, or independent contractor, is advantageous for many reasons:  

  1. Your staffing firm has standing relationships with many companies, giving you many different opportunities and valuable experiences. This can be crucial in developing skills, gaining experience, and growing your network of contacts.
  2. Your staffing firm generally knows of available positions that aren’t actively advertised to the general public. The firm can get your foot in the door with good organizations that need help.
  3. Over 30% of all STS Staffing temporary assignments have the potential for a long-term, direct hire relationship with the client company. Working with a staffing firm can be a great way to get hired into a position that offers greater pay and benefits. While we can’t guarantee anyone will be hired as a permanent employee, or when, we have seen it happen often enough to feel confident in promoting this scenario as a true advantage of contract work.

In addition, the lure of mobility that temporary work offers is quite appealing to many employees.

For more information on how STS Staffing & Temporary Services can assist you in your job search, please contact one of our recruiters at your nearest STS branch location.


Fall is here! Sign up for STS’s Seasonal Jobs.

Never mind that today will top 90 degree’s with July-like humidity outside, it’s officially the first day of Fall.  Regardless, we’re happy that it’s football season and we will see a change in the weather soon.  As the temperature’s drop along with the leaves on the tree’s, it’s a sure sign that STS Staffing will be gearing up for many new Seasonal job opportunities.  If you are looking for some supplemental income for school, or have time available during the day or evenings to work, STS Staffing can most likely help put some extra cash in your pocket.  Positions in retail, warehouse, assembly, and even outdoor services like snow shoveling will be available.  Contact your local STS Staffing office today and speak to a recruiter about available positions and upcoming needs.  As they say – ‘Winter is coming’.

Find all the STS Staffing Office locations and contact information at: www.stsstaffing.com


Bringing Dynamic Clients and Employees Together

STS Staffing has just updated its’ website to be more user friendly and offer more usable content to the client company’s, employees, and job seekers we have the pleasure to serve each day. See the site at: www.stsstaffing.com This is ‘Blog #1’ for the new site and we hope you’ll continue to read as we craft new blogs on topics relating to staffing and the employment market, or whatever enters our fertile minds on a given day. By way of introduction, STS Staffing is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul and we’ve been in business continually since 1992. We’ve seen many changes in temporary staffing after 26 years in business, but as much as we’ve kept up with the technological advancements over that time, the core tenets of our business have not changed. We still believe that business is about developing mutually beneficial business relationships with both our clients and temporary employees. Beyond the Twin Cities in MN, STS also has branch office locations in Phoenix, AZ, Reno, NV, and Las Vegas, NV. While each branch location has a personality all its’ own and serves a varied niche, the overall STS core principles of integrity, hard-work, and ‘going the extra mile’ are at the root of every business unit we operate. We invite you to experience the STS difference if you’re looking for temporary work and are in need of highly qualified temporary workers. We’ve expanded operations to support staffing projects nationwide, so our reach goes beyond just our regional office locations.