Finding Work at Temp Agencies in Portland

by | Sep 23, 2011 | Career and Education

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Temp agencies in Portland offer the ability for job seekers to earn money while waiting to land a new job or to find temp work to supplement their regular income. The average job search takes significantly longer than it did ten years ago, or even five years ago. In the meantime, there are expenses that need to be covered and temp jobs can help cover the basic living expenses until you find full time work.

Temp agencies in Portland have work available in many fields. There are temporary jobs for people with a wide range of experience and variety of skills. Everyone from college students looking for summer work to mothers re-entering the workforce can find opportunities in temp jobs.

Knowing what to expect can help you prepare for meeting with temp agencies in Portland. You will be asked about your skills and experience. Be honest and don’t exaggerate your skills or experience because employers need temps to cover everything from general labor with no experience required to electricians, CDL drivers and other specialized workers.

Temp jobs are available in a wide range of industries, including agricultural, construction, light industrial, moving and storage, truck driving, shipping and receiving and more. There are also plenty of opportunities in hospitality, catering and special events, landscaping and other fields.

Not all temp agencies in Portland are the same. Look for an agency that allows you to get paid the same day that you work. Ideally, you want to get a check at the end of the day. This provides money when you need it – without waiting weeks to be paid.

Show up early in the morning to have the best shot at getting an assignment for that day. The earlier you arrive in the morning, the more likely you will get work for that day, since calls typically come during the early morning hours.

Sometimes there are assignments for longer periods. You could get assigned to a job for the entire week or a temp to perm position. In some cases, employers want to try out new employees in a temp job and then hire new employees they found through temp agencies in Portland. If the fit is right, this can be a door to a full time job in your field of choice.

LaborWorks is a temp agency serving the Portland area. We provide local businesses in many industries with workers for temp jobs.

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