An increased preference for contract work, part-time gigs and even temporary roles is being driven by professionals and job hunters. Leading talent and high-level project specialists are seeking out this type of work at greater numbers for all kinds of reasons.
Being a temp isn't necessarily the be-all, end-all. Temps are hardly guaranteed long-term contracts or companies, or even short-term contracts that turn into full-time gigs. So it's a gamble. But it is a gamble that sometimes works.
The latest jobs report is in, and the employment picture is still bleak, especially for those just emerging from college. More than two million college graduates are now unemployed and millions more are underemployed.