Sandra M. Diaz isn't the kind of person most people think of when they think about temps.
Diaz, 37, has a bachelor's degree in accounting. She spent 10 years as a staff accountant and manager at a Miami timeshare company before becoming a temp. She could easily land a traditional, permanent job again if she wanted to.
But she doesn't want to.
She likes tackling a project for a few months then moving on to the next challenge. And working as a temporary accountant, through Robert Half Management Resources, lets her do that.
''It was a perfect fit for me,'' she says. "I'm the kind of person who likes to go in and fix things. Once I start having to maintain things it becomes a chore to me.''
Diaz is part of a growing number of professional and skilled workers who are employed as temps. They're often called ''consultants'' or ''free-lancers'' to distinguish them from traditional clerical temps. And these professionals now generate more than half of the staffing industry's revenues.
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