If you are looking for immediate work you can use these firms listings to help get you ‘out there’ quickly. Understand that if these firms send you out to work that they will be making money from your ‘time in’ with the employer who hires you.
A general rule of thumb is that if you are making $25 per hour on the job that the agency sends you out on, the agency who sent you out is also making an additional amount per hour (or paying a flat fee) on each hour that you work for the employer.
Read your Contract(s) carefully before signing them! I suggest that you do NOT remain exclusive to any one firm, but make it clear that you will be seeking employment elsewhere while fulfilling your contractual agreement with the hiring firm. MAKE CERTAIN that it is in WRITING that you may find employment on your own.
Most firms already adhere to this rule, but things do change regularly, and therefore it is wise to keep your eye on anything that you sign.
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Professional Temporary Staffing
Any way you stack it, Adecco is the world’s largest employment agency, serving some 150,000 clients from more than 6,600 offices worldwide. The company provides temporary staffing, permanent employee placement, project assistance, outsourcing services, and other human resources-related services. Adecco’s services are managed through its six professional business lines: Adecco Finance & Legal, Adecco Engineering & Technical, Adecco Information Technology, Adecco Medical & Scientific, Adecco Sales, Marketing & Events, and Adecco Human Capital Solutions. Adding to its global staffing operations, Adecco bought German staffing firm DIS Deutscher Industrie Service in early 2006.
Kelly Services Inc.
These days a lot of “Kelly Girls” are men. Once a business that supplied only female clerical help, Kelly Services has expanded to include light industrial, technical, and professional employees of both genders, including information technology specialists, engineers, and accountants. It also places lawyers (Kelly Law Registry), scientists (Kelly Scientific Resources), substitute teachers (Kelly Educational Staffing), nurses and other medical staff (Kelly Healthcare Resources), and teleservices personnel (KellyConnect). Kelly Services provides some 750,000 employees through some 2,500 offices in 30 countries. Chairman Terence Adderley controls more than 90% of the company.
Millions of workers have helped power this firm to the upper echelon of the staffing industry. Manpower is the world’s second-largest provider of temporary employees (behind Adecco), placing about 2 million people in office, industrial, and professional positions. It has some 4,400 owned or franchised offices in more than 70 countries (mainly France, the UK, and the US). The company also provides employee testing, training, and other contract services. Its Global Learning Centers give employees access to training materials over the Internet. Subsidiary Right Management offers career transition and organizational consulting services.
INTERVIEWING TIP: DO NOT, state anything in the ‘negative’ in an interview etc. Such as “no I’ve never done that”… instead choose words like, “well though I currently do not have experience in that area, I am confident that it would not take me long to learn it and be able to accomplish that for you”…. you can simply state, something like, “there was a lot of change going on and it was time for me to move on to better and more challenging things” and SMILE! Regarding any reason for leaving…
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