Three Reasons To Think About Working Independently

Did you see the news a couple of days ago? Over a million people have lost their unemployment benefits, which includes their COBRA coverage for health care. It’s a scary time for a lot of people who have been used to working the traditional 9-5.

If you’ve never thought about it before, it’s not a bad idea to sign up for a staffing agency, no matter what your background happens to be. We at Expeditive concentrate on health care finance, but there are plenty of staffing agencies that are looking for the skills you probably have. Why sign up with a staffing agency? Here are 3 great reasons.

1. Flexibility. If you get an assignment from a staffing agency, that doesn’t totally lock you into the normal 9-5. If you need a day off or a few hours off, you can take them since the company you’re working at isn’t losing anything. Sure, you won’t get paid for the time you miss, but sometimes you need the ability to leave, such as if you’ve got a job interview for something permanent.

2. Pay. Depending on your job skills, sometimes you’ll find that you make more money working at an independent contractor than you did at your regular job. Think about how nice it would be if you could make the money you used to make in half the time.

3. The job itself. Sometimes you’ll find that you actually like working in the new place, and they like you as well. Being hired by someone while working an interim gig happens all the time. It’s a nice little trial period and, because you’ve been somewhat on the outside, you’ve had time to integrate yourself into the company without much pressure to be a perfect performer.

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