Reliance Staffing & Recruiting Salutes Millions of Temporary & Contract Workers During National Staffing Employee Week 2013
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, September 16, 2013—Reliance Staffing & Recruiting, Hampton Roads’ top independently owned staffing firm, joins staffing companies across the country in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 16–22, established by the American Staffing Association to pay tribute to the 2.91 million Americans employed by staffing firms every day.
“National Staffing Employee Week is a salute to all the associates who make vital contributions to the nation’s workforce and economy,” said Tom Sarach, Jr., CEO of Reliance Staffing & Recruiting. “Our associates are essential, not just to staffing companies, but to our client businesses nationwide.”
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that temporary and contract workers make up one of the fastest-growing segments of the work force. Furthermore, the American Staffing Association estimates that 11.5 million temporary and contract employees were hired by U.S. staffing firms during 2012.
Businesses, according to ASA, engage staffing companies for quality talent in virtually all occupational sectors, from call center service representatives to skilled tradesmen to attorneys. ASA also reports that 79% of temporary and contract employees work full-time (35 hours or more per week), virtually the same as the rest of the work force.
For those who are seeking their first job, re-entering the work force or looking for something new, temporary and contract employment offers many benefits:
- Jobs: The staffing industry matches millions of people to millions of jobs every day; 2.91 temporary and contract employees work through U.S. staffing firms on an average business day.
- Flexibility: Employees can choose when, where, and how they want to work. Companies can get the skills they need to keep fully staffed during busy times.
- Bridge: Temporary and contract work provides a bridge to permanent employment. People can try out a prospective employer and showcase their skills for a permanent job.
- Choice: Many people choose temporary and contract work as a preferred employment option. They can select their work schedules and choose among a variety of diverse and challenging assignments.
“We’re proud to be involved in an industry that provides so many benefits to associates, to businesses and to America’s economy,” adds Sarach.
About Reliance Staffing & Recruiting
Reliance Staffing & Recruiting matches the best temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent employees to the best businesses throughout Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. Locally owned and operated since 1982, Reliance has the expertise, the integrity and the candidate database to staff every part of most companies, from the warehouse floor to the C-level suite. For more information on Reliance Staffing, please visit http://reliancestaffing.com/.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training and human resource consulting.