Nathan Wenneker joined Elance, an online freelance marketplace, in August 2008 because he wanted to become a self-employed IT contractor. The web application developer had no interest in a traditional full-time IT job; he wanted control over when he worked, how much he worked and the kind of work he did.
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Working for a staffing firm can be an effective way for unemployed IT professionals to connect with potential employers. But working for a staffing agency has serious downsides, too. IT workers should consider these six drawbacks before taking on a contract position through a staffing firm.