These days it’s a big job to stretch a dollar. This is why so many older people are remaining in the workforce. When you’ve retired from the job you may have held for so long, it can be difficult to know where to look for some supplemental income. We’re going to explore how temp work can fit into the life of a pensioner.

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These days it’s a big job to stretch a dollar. This is why so many older people are remaining in the workforce.

Training Opportunities

Depending on how long you’ve been out of the workforce, or how long you stayed in one industry you may experience a bit of a learning curve jumping back into work as a temp. Staffing agencies can often provide their people with supplemental training on what to expect at interviews, as well as the actual skills you’ll need to complete the job duties. The hiring process will be so much less intimidating when you are equipped with knowledge. 


Flexible Hours

Maybe you’re not sure about taking on any sort of full-time workload. As you age, you might find yourself needing more frequent rest for your brain and body, even in perfect health. Discussing any hourly limitations with an agency might lead to some positive outcomes. An agency may be able to find a number of positions that are more or less suited to what you see yourself doing.


Superior Qualifications

The working world values experience above many other qualities. You’ve no-doubt demonstrated over the years that you are the right person to fulfill a number of roles. Your obvious work ethic and ability to show it can be huge assets to a staffing agency. Many older workers get into their positions and find that they’re more impressive candidates than they may have thought. 


Flexible Income 

The social security system can be a tangled web of rules and regulations for those who receive benefits. If you are looking to supplement your social security checks without offsetting the benefits that you have worked hard for, doing temp labor is the way to go. This route allows you to be discerning about your work to keep your earnings within certain limits.


Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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