Offering temporary workers Running temporary work agencies
Early, unsophisticated forms of temporary work organizations existed in the nineteenth century in Europe (17th and 18th centuries in the Netherlands and the UK). Modern temporary work business did not emerge until the late 1940s and early 1950s in Belgium, France, the UK, Netherlands, Norway and the USA.
Many people and whole categories of worker improve their skills through training provided by temporary work business. They gain experience in a variety of work situations, which in turn opens to them greater opportunities of subsequent permanent employment. This development has helped create new jobs.
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