Help Wanted:Professional temps in demand

Professional temps in demand

The San Francisco law firm of St. Clair, Zappettini, McFetridge & Griffin was in a jam. Embroiled in a complex defense of an asbestos manufacturer as part of a multimillion-dollar liability suit, the six-member partnership faced a shortage of able-bodied attorneys to handle depositions. St. Clair's solution: the firm hired six lawyers for the job as temps. In the same fashion, when St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minn., needed a qualified radiologist to work for just a month to cover for vacationing staff, they rented the services of a physician who had most recently done similar stints at hospitals in Fort...

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