When working with a staffing company like JSG, many open positions may be contract positions. Why should you take a contract position? What are the benefits? First, let’s define what a contract position is.
According to ZipRecruiter, it is “. . .an arrangement between an employer and a person who works as an independent contractor—not as an official employee of the company. Businesses and government organizations hire independent contractors to perform all types of work—computer engineering, marketing, technical or content writing, construction, and more.”
Often, contract positions are shorter assignments (usually around six months to one year). This is generally because the company hires for a specific project. As a result, there is flexibility for people who like to try new things and go to new places. If you want to work for concentrated periods and travel between jobs, contract work may be perfect for you!
Many (not ALL) contract positions offer higher pay because of the brevity of the work and (sometimes) absence of benefits. This allows you to choose what you want to do with your money, whether health insurance, investing, etc.
Contract work can allow you to get experience in many different roles. Because it tends to be project-based, you can try a plethora of projects in your field to figure out what you like best. Many companies have opportunities for their contract employees to be hired as direct employees after working with them for some time. This means that if you find something you like to do and want to stick around, there is a good chance you could be offered a direct contract with that company.
If contract work sounds like a good fit for you, check out our listings across the U.S. and Canada here. You may just find your perfect fit!