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by sravani mekala - Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 12:24 PM
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What is a temporary job?

Temporary employment, in which workers are hired only for a specific period of time, includes fixed-term contracts, based on projects or tasks, as well as occasional or seasonal work, including work per day.

Contingent Employment began to draw particular attention to policies about three decades ago when its use extended into the labor market. Fixed-term contracts, based on projects or tasks, are contractual agreements between an employer and an employee characterized by a limited duration or a predefined event that terminates the contract.

Fixed-term contracts

Fixed-term contracts (CDD) have always existed in the labor markets and serve specific purposes. They provide flexibility to companies to respond to changes in demand, such as those caused by seasonal fluctuations, to replace an absent worker or to evaluate newly hired employees before offering them an indefinite contract. But beyond these seasonal reasons, some companies have come to depend heavily on the CDD, regularly hiring workers with these contracts for permanent tasks of the company. For these companies, temporary employment can pose problems, for example, the administration of workers with different types of contracts but who perform similar tasks;

Some workers choose temporary jobs because they want to reconcile work with studies or other responsibilities that prevent them from committing to work for an indefinite period. However, for most workers with CDD, it is not an explicit choice. When the fixed-term contract is involuntary, the agreement is often of inferior quality when compared to a contract of indeterminate duration, particularly if the transition to employment of indeterminate duration is compromised. Therefore, it is important to prevent the abuse of CDD by limiting its renewal and its total duration or the prohibition of using fixed-term contracts for permanent tasks.

Occasional work

Occasional work consists of hiring workers sporadically or intermittently, often for a specific number of hours, days or weeks, in exchange for a salary determined by the conditions of a daily or periodic work agreement. Occasional work is a characteristic feature of informal salaried employment in low-income developing countries, but it is also emerging in the industrialized economies, especially in jobs related to the "commissioned economy" or the "economy of transient occupations