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Survey: 70% of job seekers open to a temp job

June 20 2013

Almost 70 percent of survey respondents would consider taking a temporary job, given the current state of the economy, according to a  U.S. online poll of Monster.com visitors.

Respondents were asked, “Has ongoing economic turmoil made you consider the option of taking a temporary job?” Responses include:

  • Most of the time I would consider taking a temporary job: 42 percent
  •  Some of the time I would consider taking a temporary job: 27 percent
  •  I would hardly ever consider taking a temporary job: 15 percent
  •  I would never consider taking a temporary job: 16 percent

“Today’s workers, whether employed or not, are facing a tough situation,” said Mary Ellen Slayter, career advice expert for Monster.com. "If you’re unemployed, you’re looking for a job in what is still an extremely uncertain market, especially as we see high interest in finding a new job by those currently employed. If you’ve kept your job, you may be feeling overworked and underappreciated, convinced that your employer has exploited the economic situation.”

The Monster.com poll is based on votes cast by visitors on U.S. Monster.com homepage and social media channels from May 20 to June 3, 2013. The poll received more than 2,500 responses.

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