Are Temp Agencies a Waste of Time?

Do staffing companies really have jobs you can’t find elsewhere?

Are you looking for a job, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re interested in switching careers, but don’t know exactly how to go about it. If you need help finding work, a staffing agency is a great place to start. Some job seekers are nervous about working with a temp agency because they don’t fully understand it. So, how does the staffing industry work? Read below to learn more, and to decide if it’s the right option for you.


Stability – The term most associated with staffing is “temporary,” so it’s natural that most people don’t think of stability when they think of the staffing industry. However, working for a staffing agency can provide you with some permanence. Even if you work in several different positions over a period of months, you’re still considered the staffing agency’s employee. This is good for your résumé, because you can try out different jobs without it looking like you’ve switched employment too much. This is also beneficial because the staffing agency can provide consistent insurance and retirement benefits, even as you try out different work options.


Flexibility – While stability is an unexpected advantage to working with a staffing company, agencies also offer employees flexibility. They can offer temporary work to those who prefer variety and have an ever-changing schedule, but can also offer long-term and temp-to-hire options to employees who are looking for a career. At Penmac, we’ve had employees start in temporary positions, and eventually become permanent employees in management positions.


Support – The best part about working with a staffing agency is that there’s someone there to help with the overwhelming process of looking for the job. At Penmac, Staffing Specialists are there at each step. They take care of finding you a position that meets your needs, help you complete your application, assist with resumes, provide training, and ongoing on-the-job support. At Penmac, we value our employees and the hard work they do each day, and we try to show our appreciation by providing you with all the resources you need to succeed.


Work – This is at the core of any staffing agency. In its simplest terms, staffing is a way to connect job seekers to businesses. Some common misconceptions about staffing companies are that they only offer entry-level positions, and that there is a fee associated with looking for work. The truth is, that temp agencies fill positions that require a range of skill levels, from those who are just starting out to those who have years of experience. Penmac works with the area’s best employers, and often is the connection you need to get your foot in the door at a great local business. Penmac’s services are always free to job seekers and employees.


If you’re interested in learning more, or would like to apply to work at Penmac, give your local office a call and a staffing specialist will be happy to help.