This video explains the essentials of temp agencies. A temp agency connects one to businesses that need a temporary worker for specific tasks or projects. They can help you gain experience in an area that fits your skills and availability.
A temp agency hires people on behalf of companies that need temporary workers. Many employers use temp agencies to fill positions when they need extra help during busy times such as tax season or when an employee goes on maternity or long-term disability leave. The employer pays the agency, and employees should be wary of scammers asking for money from them.
Temp agencies don’t hire people directly. They are simply middlemen between the employer and the employee. They work with companies looking for temporary workers, but the temp agency pays the employees. You might be required to apply and go through an interview process before you start working with a temp agency. Most temp agencies ask applicants to take tests or perform tasks to get an idea of how well they will perform the job. If you don’t meet expectations or the company decides they don’t need you, the temp agency may arrange other referrals.