Unemployment vs Working with a Staffing Agency

You, along with thousands of others, may have found yourself laid off due to COVID-19. Wondering if you should start up your job search or wait for that unemployment check to come in? Here are a few reasons why getting back to work is better for your income and your well-being.

Receive Weekly Pay and Benefits

If you need money now, we can quickly find you work. We can undoubtedly get you a paycheck faster than the employment department can start paying out benefits. Plus, NW Staffing Resources associates enjoy benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Avoid the Hassle of Unemployment Claims

The process for filing for unemployment is time-consuming and cumbersome. Not to mention, the required weekly due diligence and reporting to the employment department. When you’re working you’ll avoid all of that, while collecting a paycheck each week.

Unprecedented numbers of people are now regularly filing for unemployment. This has inevitably caused payment delays, shortages, and lapses in benefits. We offer financial stability that is consistent and reliable without all of the ongoing paperwork.

Standard unemployment insurance can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks per year. Once that time is up benefits are exhausted for that year. The job market may be worse at that time. Take jobs as they come and save unemployment as a safety net for when you absolutely need it.

Get Your Foot in the Door

Temporary work is a foot in the door with an employer. Start a job today to work toward a future of financial growth, opportunity, and self-sustained stability. Prove yourself and the opportunities will come. When you work with a staffing agency, you have the opportunity to work towards a career.  Unemployment, on the other hand, offers no opportunity to build upon.

We will soon return to a time when the job market is highly competitive. In that environment an individual who has kept busy – taking temporary assignments, maintaining their skills and learning new ones – will be a far more competitive candidate. Not only that, but working with a staffing agency increases your network as you grow your career.

Are you hoping to eventually return to the employer that laid you off? This can be an opportunity for you to try out new jobs, new industries, and new employers. You might find a better position than the one you had before! If you haven’t had time to explore different job options while you were working, look at this time as an opportunity for growth.

The level of uncertainty in the job market and economy is still high. Regular employment offers stability and security in a time when that is hard to come by. With intention, determination and patience, your career can offer limitless opportunity and growth!

Looking for work? We have opportunities to work with companies that are making a difference amidst these challenging times – as well as opportunities to work remotely. Contact us today!

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