For employers still holding off on hiring, waiting to see just what happens, temporary employees might be the way to go.

U.S. Unemployment Falls Below 10%

Single-digit unemployment. 

We haven’t seen that for months this year and, of course, it is more than welcome news, even if you were hoping to see the economy rebound more quickly. 

Will Temby
Will Temby

We got to 8.4 percent unemployment after the U.S. economy added 1.4 million jobs in August. 

The job gains were driven in part by hiring in government, particularly temporary Census workers. Retail added 249,000 positions, while the leisure and hospitality sector added 174,000 jobs, mostly in restaurants, bars and other food establishments. 

Despite the advances, there remained close to 14 million unemployed Americans in August, so there’s still a long way to go. However, there’s no doubting the jobs report released Friday was positive.  

For employers still holding off, waiting to see just what happens, temporary employees might be the way to go. 

Budgeting for staff can be challenging even in good times, so it makes sense not to bring on too many permanent hires all at once. 

Temporary employees can help you slowly get back to normal staffing levels. 

It’s tough running an understaffed business. Everything suffers, especially customer satisfaction.  

You may not have enough employees to answer phones, so customers are kept on hold for unacceptable lengths of time. Orders aren’t processed quickly enough, or refunds are delayed. Unless you solve these problems, your customers will take their business elsewhere.  

Temporary employees can help you build the bridge back to pre-pandemic times. 

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