Top 5 Benefits of Working for a Temp Agency

What about temp work? If you don’t think it is an option, think again.

So you want a full-time opportunity, but you’ve been searching for a while – with no luck? Have you also considered temporary employment? As a leading temporary employment agency All Star Labor & Staffing is a full service employment agency offering temporary, contract to hire, and direct hire positions. We connect top companies with screened candidates in fields such as accounting, clerical, construction, distribution, human resources, information technology, labor, logistics and transportation, management, marketing, medical, warehouse, and beyond.

If you haven’t considered checking out what your local temp agency can offer, you may be missing out on something wonderful.

Here’s the top 5 benefits that temporary work can offer you:

1. Get your foot in the door
A couple of things may be getting in the way of your dream full-time job. 1. You might be interested in working for a company that isn’t advertising full-time positions. 2. You want to break into a field, but don’t have a lot of experience. Either way, temp assignments would be a fantastic way to achieve both these goals. Not only are companies more likely to hire candidates without a lot of experience on a temporary basis, but you can also get your foot in the door at your dream company.

2. Flexible schedule
When you work as a temporary employee, you can have more say in what your schedule will be. While you can absolutely work full-time, you can also work just a few days a week or a few hours, every day. You simply need to have clear communication regarding your scheduling needs when working with your staffing coordinator.

3. Free training
There are so many job possibilities out there but some extra training might be needed. When you partner with a trustworthy staffing agency for your temporary assignments, you can easily access new resources, including free training. As a result, you can develop new skills and improve existing ones, helping you get into a new field that can jump start your career.

4. Get paid while you find your passion

Not quite sure what you want to do with your life, who you want to be or the kind of company that would be the right fit for you? With temporary assignments, you can test out many different work environments until you find one that best fits you.

5. Get a full-time job

In many cases, a temporary job can lead to full-time employment if a you impress your manager. That’s why it’s important to work hard, follow the rules, meet expectations, and have a positive attitude on every assignment.

If you have any questions or want to come in and interview, just give us a call!

All Star Success Profile – Tavarius W.

Here at All Star Labor & Staffing we have the honor of being a part of peoples journey. Everyone’s needs are different and it is our job to find them a job that is the right fit for both their skills and personality. Our employees are our partners, we wouldn’t be here without their hard work and that makes us their biggest fans. Cheering on our fellow staff members and employees is a gift and we like to honor them as much as we can. Today we want to honor one of them – Tavarius W., employed in Salem, OR.

“Tavarius W. came to our office on December 9th, 2016,” said Karen Cain, Salem Branch Manager. “It was clear from the outset that he was a well-raised young man; he is polite, engaging, and expressed a strong desire to work. His first assignment was working as a water technician. His primary duty was to use pumps and other tools to remove water from flooded homes or businesses. The work ethic and charisma Tavarius has demonstrated has caused him to be requested repeatedly by the same company for other jobs. In fact, the company operations manager has expressed his desire to hire Tavarius, essentially switching him onto the company’s payroll including benefits. This is something this company is not in the habit of doing very often. Whenever this young man pays us a visit, we are always left with smiles.”

Travarius and his fiancée moved to Salem, OR from Riverside, CA where they had a difficult time finding a job. He applied to multiple locations and was always liked by the company, but getting an actual interview proved to be difficult. As most job hunters find these days, it seems that you don’t always hear back from companies after submitting resumes. After moving to Salem and contacting All Star Labor & Staffing, Tavarius not only was immediately employed, he now has his first full-time job ever and it comes with a 401K! “I love my job,” Tavarius said when talking to All Star, “I am so thankful for the help the All Star team gave me. Someday I intend on attending college to go into law enforcement and I know I can count on All Star to find me work that helps accommodate my school schedule. I am just so happy!”

Thank you Tavarius, you are an All Star!
-All Star Labor & Staffing

All Star Profile – Kevin S.

Here at All Star Labor & Staffing we have the immense privilege of being a part of peoples journey. People who sometimes need a hand, not a hand-up – there is a difference. Our employees are our partners, we wouldn’t be here without their hard work and that makes us their biggest fans. Cheering on our fellow staff members and employees is a gift and today we want to honor one of them – Kevin S., employed in Salem, OR.

Kevin S. has a long work history in construction, at one point before the recession he was working successfully as a licensed contractor. He was living and working in the Lebanon – Sweet Home area doing his best to find long term work but eventually lost his job and in time lost his transportation as well. He decided to move to Salem to live with his mother while he got back on his feet. Kevin’s job search stared at unemployment and led him to the Goodwill Job Connection where he was referred to All Star.

“Kevin came to our office on February 16th, 2017,” said Karen Cain, Salem Branch Manager. “During the interview he showed our Staffing Coordinator, Matt pictures of the cabinets he had recently built, it was clear that Kevin had some very valuable skills. Matt immediately set-up an interview for him with ServiceMaster. He interviewed the following week and was immediately assigned to full-time work as a carpenter earning a great hourly wage. Kevin has been unemployed for some time and we are overjoyed that we were able to get him back to work the field he loves, at a fantastic company.”

“The All Star office really helped me and I will always be thankful for how much support I was given,” Kevin remarked. “It’s never easy to find a good fit with a company. Usually you can find a place that may be a good job but it is unusual to find a place that has a job that fits you AND the people you are working for have good attitudes, are upbeat and supportive to their employees. I also love that my place of employment has so many opportunities, I seem to be doing different aspects of construction every day and I love it! They have even told me that they will set up a meeting to talk about full time work once my agency hours are fulfilled. I could not be happier.”

Thank you Kevin, and keep up the amazing work!
-All Star Labor & Staffing (Your biggest fan)