Temporary agencies also called employment agencies, help people find jobs whether it’s part-time, full time, temporary or temp-to-hire. Working for a temporary agency or employment agency has quite a few benefits. Kelly Services is one of the popular temporary agencies and their offices are located throughout the United States. They specialize in office work and some general labor jobs. Manpower is another popular temporary agency and they specialize in general labor and industrial work. No matter what type of job industry you are looking for, a temporary agency is beneficial when trying to get hired.
Help Finding a Job
Looking online for a job can take months to get a call for an interview. With a temporary agency, you might wait a week or two weeks to find a job. Some companies don’t like to take time to go through the hiring and firing process so they pay a temporary agency to find ideal candidates for the job. It may take several phone calls to let the temporary agency know you are available, but it’s better than filling out tons of applications online.
If you plan on relocating to another city or state, a temporary agency is a great place to go to find a job. It’s good to sign up with different temporary agencies just in case one has more work than the other. Temporary agencies won’t make you stay at a company if you don’t find it a good fit. They will find another job for you. In some cases, you can skip going on an interview with the direct company and start working immediately.
The amount of experience you can gain working for a temporary agency is enough to take you a long way. It helps to add skills to your resume, and you obtain on the job experience that could lead to higher pay. Companies are requiring job candidates to have a certain amount of experience. As long as you are a hard worker and have good attendance, it will be easier to get the jobs that would require more experience if hired directly through the company.
Possibility of Getting Hired In
Usually it takes the average company about 90 days to hire temporary employees. Then you are able to get health insurance, vacation pay, and other benefits that the company offers. One benefit to getting hired in is higher pay. Because Employment Agencies are in business to make money, they too get a fee of what the employer pays to help find qualified employees. When it’s time to get hired in, companies will raise the price of your salary. Some people prefer to work as a temporary employee, because they are not obligated to anything. If an employer wants to hire you in, you can decide whether you want to remain a temporary employee, or become an employee of the company.