As a job seeker, what would be the benefits of taking a 12 month contract with no "contract-to-hire" statement in the listing over a salary or contract-to-hire position? I'm currently questioning if I should look for other opportunities, but potentially giving up my 401k, health insurance, and other benefits is nerve-racking, especially as a head of a household of four. Would it be beneficial to start a LLC or something if I were to go this route? I've only held salary positions in tech.

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Some companies that employ the contractors offer their own benefits packages, I'd see if that's an option.

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Especially in this climate, I would avoid these types of positions. Gives them more leeway to fire you if they have to. Stick to salaried.

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Those might pay more. But no benefits and the chance of getting axed anytime

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From my experience, contract positions pay so much more. I am a young, healthy, single, no children individual and so the decision to take on a contract position, especially after job searching for a significant time, was not a difficult one. I was able to secure a second job a couple of months later, full-time, and full benefits included.

If your spouse has a salary job and can include you along with the rest of the fam on their insurance/ benefit package and since the position would only be for a year, you could manage and I'm sure by then, a full-time gig would show

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