Temporary Employee Definition

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Temporary Employee Definition

Term Definition
Employees hired for a limited period of time are known as temporary employees. Such employees may be hired on a casual, part-time, or full-time basis, but the employment is temporary.

Extended Definition
Temporary employees are hires who are expected to retain their positions only for a limited period. They are also known as temps. Temporary employment typically lasts for nine months or less. Temporary employees are often hired through a third party employment agency. The primary relationship of such employees is with the agency, not the employer.

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