According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in July of this year, 8,245,000 Americans indicated they were working part-time for economic reasons. That means over eight million Americans working part-time actually wanted to work full-time but hadn't yet found full-time jobs. The very same number of Americans indicated they were working part-time for economic reasons in July 2012, according to the BLS.
If you're among those Americans working, or about to be working, only 30 hours weekly with your current employer, you may be wondering where and how to earn an additional 10 or 11 hours of weekly income to make for a 40-hour workweek. Finding a second part-time job is certainly one way to go. Working 10 or more hours weekly as a temporary employee is another one, and one that may give you greater flexibility than having to work 20-25 hours weekly at a second job, while still working 30 hours a week at your current job.
In case you've never worked for a temporary staffing firm or considered doing so, you may not realize how diverse the roles of temporary employees are today.