Temporary workers, often called "temp" employees,
are workers employed
by a temporary service business. Employees usually work for a short
of time at different companies to which they are assigned.
The workers are employees of the temporary business, not the
where the work is performed. The temporary service pays workers' wages
and withholds taxes, Social Security, unemployment insurance, and workers'
compensation from paychecks like other employers do. Some temporary
businesses, but very few, offer benefit programs - health insurance,
retirement plans, paid vacation, and sick leave.
The types of workers most commonly hired by temporary services
office and clerical support staff, technical workers, and professionals
doctors, lawyers, and corporate executives.
Temporary work arrangements often attract workers who desire
schedule flexibility, an opportunity to check out potential employers, and
a means of acquiring work experience and contacts for getting a foot in
the door at a desired company.