Temporary—or contract—employment allows you to choose when and where you want to work. Contract assignments can be as short as one day or as long as several years. In today’s competitive business environment, employers are increasingly turning to contract staffing for special projects, workload fluctuations, and staff shortages. As a result, contract placement is becoming a popular career option for many professionals.Those who choose this workstyle are often referred to as free agent workers. Our research shows that 44 percent of all workers in the United States classify themselves as free agents. You can learn more about the free agent workstyle in our ebook, 10 Things You Need to Know about Free Agents.