Staffing Options (temp to hire, short term, indefinite)

Sep 20, 2021

Temp to Hire Jobs

Temp-to-hire employment comes with the potential of being brought into the company as a full-time employee. A temp-to-hire arrangement allows both employer and employee to try out a position with the option to hire the employee full-time – depending upon how effectively and efficiently the employee fills the temp-to-hire position. 

Accepting a temp-to-hire placement demonstrates that you are employable. No matter what stage in your work life you are – temp-to-hire placements allow you to explore new career fields, jump on the fast track to a new job with free education and hands-on experience. Many placements offer the opportunity to learn new technical skills, participate in new workflow processes and become accomplished on new software platforms or programs.

As a temp-to-hire employee, there’s no guarantee a temporary role will translate into a permanent position. However, there are a number of distinct advantages to making accepting professional placements:

  • The chance to “try out” a new position
  • Important networking connections
  • Opportunities to gain valuable job references

Typically, temp-to-hire workers who are hired directly through a company have little to no employee benefits. But when you are placed through an employment agency, like Friday Services, temp-to-hire workers have access to more benefits available to them.

Short-Term Jobs

Short-term, or fixed term, temp positions may only last a few days, or up to a couple of weeks. Some businesses might need extra or specialized help on a specific project. And a number of industries offer these opportunities because they need seasonal support during times of high traffic or productivity. This type of work is especially helpful when workers find themselves between jobs – they need a paycheck and employment to cover gaps in their resume.

Long-Term Opportunities

When the position continues longer than about six weeks, it’s usually considered long term placement. Some positions might extend for a year or more. However, there are state laws, government agency regulations that set limitations on the length of long-term temp positions. The company seeking staffing assistance signs a contract with the employment agency – either for a certain number of temp hours or for a specific length of time. The contract can always be renegotiated and extended.

Employment Agency

Employers typically seek the help of temporary professionals because they are at capacity, under-staffed, and already overburdened. Or they may simply have an unexpected, urgent job vacancy that needs to be filled.  

A professional placement firm, like Friday Services, offers the advantage of temporary professionals who are:

  • Pre-qualified
  • Pre-screened
  • From a trusted source

The added benefit of working with an employment agency, like Friday Services, is that you don’t pay any fees because they are covered by companies seeking qualified job candidates. These firms are also prepared to support you with resume writing, preparation for an interview, how to dress, and how to build your professional skills.

Friday Services even offers an industry-leading apprenticeship program, aimed at helping job candidates start or restart their career. That means no matter what stage in your work life you are – jump on the fast track to a new career with free education and hands-on experience.

Friday Services

We want to position you for success!

At Friday Services, we recruit, train and place talented people to work for businesses and industries in western North Carolina. In fact, in the past 40 years we’ve helped more than 110,000 temporary and full-time employees achieve their job search objectives and find fulfilling careers.

No matter where you are in the job search journey, we can help you enjoy the rewards of a job well done. Friday Services delivers the experience and connections to help you reach your goals. And we are here to support businesses of all sizes with your staffing needs. Contact us today! 



If you see a lot of potential in yourself – so do we! Start your job search and learn about the opportunities and benefits offered.


Friday Services is independent and locally owned. We offer Western North Carolina employers strategic flexibility with greater attention to detail.