Where are all of the Permanent Jobs?

February 20th, 2017

“I want a full-time job”, is a phrase that we often hear when talking to a candidate about a contract assignment. Most times after further investigation, the candidate is interested in a perceived “permanent” position with an organization. We have seen many candidates hold out and pass up contract opportunities waiting for that proverbial “permanent job”. Most end up extending their unemployment status. What they do not realize is that they could be earning while waiting for that “permanent job”.

Most contract assignments are “full-time” jobs. Some candidates seem to shy away from contract assignments because they are perceived as “non-permanent”. I wonder, what exactly is a “permanent” position anyway?

Job-seekers typically equate “permanent” positions with one or more of the following characteristics:

Full-time (40 hours or more) of work per week
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Retirement Plans

Reputable staffing and consulting firms with strong client relationships offer all of the above to their contract … Read More