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4 Types of Employment

December 9th, 2014

There are many different options for workers when considering what types of employment arrangements to pursue throughout their career. The relationship between an employee and an employer is solidified with an employment contract. But what types of employment arrangements are available to you, and which works best to suit your lifestyle? Here are 4 different employment types, and benefits of choosing each option.

Photo Courtesy of: Dan Moyle

Photo Courtesy of: Dan Moyle

4 Types of Employment

  1. Independent Contractor

An independent contractor is a worker whose trade is conducted independently and offered to the public. Examples are dentists, doctors, accountants and contractors. Independent contractors are considered self employed for tax purposes. If you have an employer-employee relationship (for example a dental assistant), then you are an employee, not an independent contractor.

  1. Temporary Employee

Temporary workers are commonly placed by an employment agency. Temporary workers do not have access to employee benefits through the company they are working with, and the employment usually has a termination date. Temporary employment can be beneficial, since many temporary jobs require special skills and you can be hired easily if you are available and prepared.

  1. Full-Time Worker

This type of employment is most commonly sought after. Full time workers are expected to work a 40 hour week on a continuing basis, usually with a set schedule. Full-time workers generally have access to benefits like salaried compensation and health insurance.

  1. Part-Time Worker

A part-time worker is an employee who works under a certain number of hours per week. The threshold of part-time employment differs by state and company, but generally part-time workers are not eligible for benefits such as 401(k) contributions and health insurance.

Employee vs. Self-Employment

There is no legal distinction between being employed by a company, and being self-employed. The main differences to look for are the nature of the work you are accomplishing, whether you receive certain benefits like holiday pay and the level of control you have in the company.

If you are looking for employment, or are wondering what options may be available to you, contact Josephine’s Professional Staffing today!

What types of employment have you experienced? Do you have any advice for choosing what employment structure works best for you?


About Josephine’s Professional Staffing

Founded in 1988, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has nearly 25 years of business success and is continuously committed to providing superior quality staffing solutions to companies in the Bay Area. We proactively and consistently search for avenues to provide staffing solutions in the field of administrative, accounting, healthcare, light industrial, technical and professional services while taking pride in each of our employees. Josephine’s Professional Staffing is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE), Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (EDWOSB),  and Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). We can be reached at or 408.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131



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