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Employers ‘Test Out’ Workers In Temp Jobs Before Hiring

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As the economy improves, state data show South Florida employers continue to use temporary workers, often hiring them within a few months, local recruiters say.

Staffing agencies say temp workers have been a steadily increasing part of the employment mix in South Florida, with a recent surge in demand for temporary retail workers before the holiday sales rush.

“Companies … [have] used temporary [workers] and the temp-to-hire approach quite a bit,” said Ryan Skubis, South Florida district president for Robert Half International, a professional staffing business.

For more on this story visit: Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel

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