POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 4:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 5:03pm
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — Hiring has gone up... way up.
But, it's for jobs not too many are excited about.
"There's no reason to be ashamed of anything temporary or contract or part-time," said Gates Brelsford, Co-Principal Brelsford Personnel. "That's just the reality of the job market these days."
Gallup reported only 44 percent of the American population has a full-time job.
"I think there's a change in Psychology that's gradually happened," Brelsford said. "It started after the recession. But, people are much more open to temporary and part time jobs than they were."
The number of temp jobs has jumped 50 percent since the recession ended.
Employers are looking for people who are willing to work with less stability.
Temporary employees typically receive lower pay and no benefits.
Stephen Lynch is the Area Operations Manager at Workforce Solutions and says that can be an issue.
"And for some people that's a big concern," Lynch said. "If they're needing medical benefits and they have a family, sometimes a temporary position is not a good match for them."
But, some argue that temp jobs provide a way for people to break into the workforce.
"It's a great way to leverage yourself into a full-time job or the more ongoing momentum of the job market," Brelsford said.