ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL EMPLOYMENT

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Throughout your job search, keep in mind that traditional employment is NOT your only option. There are many other ways of working and earning legitimate income—like starting your own business, joining a worker-run cooperative business, or going through a temp agency—and you may decide that one of these is better for you.

This section will explain some of the alternatives to traditional employment that you may want to consider:

    Self-employment
    Starting your own business
    Becoming an independent contractor
    Joining a worker-run cooperative
    Applying through a temp agency
    Taking short-term jobs or temporary positions to get your foot in the door
  1. Consider self-employment or start your own business

  2. Become an independent contractor

  3. Join a worker-run cooperative business

  4. Apply to work through a temp agency

  5. Get Your Foot in the Door Through Temporary Positions