Accepting Temporary Jobs

Accepting a Temporary Job does not “Mess Up” your  Unemployment:  At a Legal Symposium for Members of the NJSA, a representative of the Dept. of Workforce Development explained that once you have been determined to be eligible for unemployment, you can collect for 26 weeks within a calendar year.  If you take a temporary position during the 26 weeks, you can resume your unemployment at the same rate when and if the temporary assignment ends.  Companies are starting to slowly add staff.  Hiring authorities are interviewing more candidates than they used to for each position and are taking longer to make decisions.  Job seekers should be open to joining a company on a temp to hire basis since some firms are choosing to use this option for bringing in new talent.  Accepting a temporary position is also a good way to make contacts which can lead to fulltime employment.

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