Temporary Workers: Getting Used to Changes in Working Patterns

Since the pandemic hit in early March, the contracting industry saw a huge shift in its working patterns. While many sites and services were forced to minimize their work and staff, some had to completely shut down to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

As we all get used to ‘the new normal’, the contracting industry has also seen changes in the distribution of workers across industries. The REC reported an increase of job postings for the manufacturing sector in the UK, with almost a 6% increase in job postings for assembly line operatives. The demand for blue collar workers overall continues to increase, and as lockdown measures continue to ease in parts of the country it is expected that all sectors will continue to grow.

Many temporary workers are moving across industries as the demand for workers shifts, with many roles for key workers continuing to appear as a result of the pandemic.

What do I need to know?

If you are changing industry you may be able to keep the same payroll company. We understand that this is a tough and confusing time, so we are here to help. We serve the construction, manufacturing, logistics, and security sectors and therefore may be able to help you when changing roles.

Are temporary workers right for my job?

If you’re an agency, considering expanding into other industries or markets it can sometimes be confusing or tricky. That’s why the Red Ark team are here to help you think through the best options for your business and put a plan to put in place that suits your business needs.

Contact our friendly, knowledgeable staff today to discuss what we can do for you.

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