Power Breakfast: Temp work, risky loans, IRS, going green

Temp work is one of the first places to look for any improvement in the job market.

Emily Carlson, area vice president for north Atlanta for Randstad, a staffing company, said some businesses are seeing more demand for products, AJC reporter Michael Kanell writes.

When they call staffing companies, they’re asking mostly for temporary or “contract” workers right now, she said.

“Companies are not ready to commit to permanent head count. So this helps them to staff up. Wait and see is the game we are in right now.”

The signal she is waiting for, Kanell reports, is the moment when companies choose “temp-to-perm” — when they take contract workers with the understanding that a good worker will be hired.

“That would be a signal that companies are much more encouraged,” Carlson said.

Unfortunately, we’re not there yet.

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