How does working as a contractor work? Do you get paid during placement periods after finishing a project?

Let's say you get placed on a client site working as a contractor and you finish the project and they no longer need you to work with the client anymore. Do you still get paid by the contractor company that hired you while they look for other projects with clients to put you on?

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Example) You are hired by Bob's Contracting, who has a contract with Amazon, you are a Bob's Contracting employee working to support Amazon. Once you finish your project with Amazon, you are still a Bob's Ctracting employee, but you don't have any work to do, so they look for another project to put you on. Do you get paid duirng this "down time"?

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  • 4 months ago

    No, you only get paid when you are working.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Some companies pay you while you're between assignments, some don't

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    You will not be hired for anything. So shut up.

  • ricky
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    No you do not. The person you are working for is the contractor. Labors are sub contractors. They are not employees, and get no employment benefits. 

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    If you are working as an independent contractor, you do not get paid in between jobs, nor are you eligible for unemployment.

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