Do Contract Positions Have Benefits?

Do Contract Positions Have Benefits?

There was a time when contractors had to settle for meager benefits when compared to their “permanent employee” counterparts, but that’s no longer the case.

Today, many agencies offer health and dental plans, paid time off, 401ks with company match, free training, and more to attract and retain roving professionals with in-demand skillsets. Plus, clients are giving flexible workers some of the same lavish perks provided to regular staffers.

“Most staffing clients don’t want to segregate groups of workers because it damages morale and teamwork,” explained Jim Goodmiller, managing director for the Technology Practice at Advanced Resources.

If you’re a contractor and not shopping around, you could be leaving valuable benefits on the proverbial table. Here are some of the free services and perks that contractors should be asking for.


Read the full article over at Dice.