Office 1, 122B Belmore Road, Randwick, Sydney, NSW 2031

The Rise of Labour Hire During Unpredictable Times

Labour Hire has a lot of great benefits to offer both businesses and jobseekers. It is a fantastic industry to work in to pick up a job in your field and increase your skill set. For construction companies it provides an opportunity to quickly source high-quality candidates to ensure projects demands are met.

During times of economic uncertainty and tentative business times, there are a lot of things we can’t control. During this particularly volatile time, our teams have seen more companies turning to labour hire workers to meet short-term workloads and reduce overhead costs.

Labour Hire employees only work on specified projects or for specific hours, they are only paid for the time they have worked, or until the project is completed. For this reason it is a cost effective method of recruitment.

There are numerous reasons why taking on staff to fill temporary positions and projects, makes sound business sense during unpredictable times.

Try before you buy

Rather than pumping time and money into recruiting and training a permanent member of staff, only to realise the individual is unsuitable for the position, taking on labour hire staff enables you to determine their suitability.

In today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven job market, finding and hiring the ideal candidate can be a challenge. Labour hire allows you to bring in talent on an as-needed basis, allowing you to work with various skillsets and create the solution that works best to ensure you projects goals are met.

The true cost of a bad hire on a company can be very damaging and you can learn more about this by reading one of our previous blog posts.

Cost-effective method of recruitment

During uncertain times, businesses of all industries and sizes need to ‘tighten their belts’ to remain competitive and keep afloat.

Labour hire is totally flexible, so you can engage new staff at peak times or at short notice to ensure you meet deadlines.  A major benefit of using Labour hire is that you can scale down your workforce during the quieter periods, once the project is complete or work starts to slow down. A flexible workforce reduces the risk of budget blowouts and increases business profits.

Meeting short-term workloads

Laboure hire agencies exist to provide an efficient service at the drop of a hat, this means quick placements and fast responses to all your requests.

When hard times hit, hiring temporary staff provides the ideal solution to bringing in short-term business support.

Specialist skillsets

Having worked in various places and often different industries, labour hire staff possess a diverse skillset. As such they may possess a certain skill or attribute that you are lacking in your current workforce. Taking on labour hire is an effective way to bridge skills gaps, which is especially advantageous during times of uncertainty.

At Brix Projects we supply quality talent on short notice. Our candidates are professional, dependable and highly experienced. If you’re looking to fill a position, please contact Brix Projects today on 1800 621 066 or email

Our Locations


Australia, Sydney (Head Office)
Office 1, 122B Belmore Road
Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: 1800 621 066


Level 2, 215/219 George Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Phone: 1800 621 066

120/33 Thornton St
Surfers Paradise QLD 4218
P: 1800 621 066
F: +61 2 5301 6166


United Kingdom, Birmingham
103 Colmore Row
Birmingham City
P: + 44 121 427 7023
F: +61 2 5301 6166

Ireland, Cork
1 Fair Street
Cork City
P: + 353 62 467 145
F: +61 2 5301 6166