Its true to say that part time or temporary workers offer flexibility and efficiencies not realisable with a completely permanent full time work force.
In times of uncertainty the advantages are even greater than at other periods of the economic cycle. We are certainly in that period for some time to come. The EU outlook is certainly uncertain! So it looks like the temp market is set to stay strong and buoyant for the forseeable future.
Here are four articles (and a link) which give some background to the current economic situation and its outlook. Feel free to judge for yourself.