Frequently Asked Questions for Staffing Clients

  • America’s work force is changing as more and more people are looking for the flexibility that temporary work provides. Companies are tapping into the flexible labor market to keep fully staffed during busy times.

  • No. Employees hired by staffing firms do not have to pay any fees for their assignments.

  • While specific jobs may last from a few hours to several years, the best estimate for the average tenure of temporary and contract employees is just over three months. (Source: American Staffing Association, 2014 Staffing Employee Survey)

  • Jobs range from skilled trades to degreed professionals and are available in virtually all occupations.

  • To attract the most qualified employees, staffing firms offer highly competitive wages and benefits. The average temporary or contract employee earns around $17 per hour. Some earn more than their permanent counterparts. Many staffing companies offer health insurance as well as vacation and holiday pay, and some offer retirement plans. Virtually any temporary or contract employee who wants benefits can find a staffing firm that offers them. (Source: American Staffing Association, 2014 Staffing Employee Survey)

  • Staffing companies offer a wide range of employment-related services, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outsourcing and outplacement, and human resources consulting.