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Marathon Staffing Services, Inc.

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211 East 43rd Street,Suite 1202
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-973-0600

Fax: 212-973-0404

Other branches in the area:

Affiliated Agencies:

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
Secretary/WP 6 Weeks
Receptionist 1+ Weeks
Data_Entry 6+ Weeks
Spreadsheet_Operator 2+ Weeks financial
Legal_Secretary 1+ Weeks

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
Our screening policy consists of a five step screening process to ensure that we put only the best applicants into our active database:
1)Resume Review
2)Phone Interview
3)Appointment for testing
4)Counselor Interview
5)Reference Check

Waiting times:
2 days to 1 week

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Based on availibilty and counselor discretion

Standby policy:
No to both

Payroll policies:
Time sheet pickup: Y
Direct deposit: N
Free check cashing at agency's bank: Y

Medical insurance:
Dental insurance: Y
Paid vacation:
Transportation allowance:
Entertainment allowance:
Bonus (not including referral bonus):
Matching contributions:

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Every applicant is given a policies and procedures form that they must read and sign when they come in to register with our agency. We also have a 24 hour confidential call line.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We are a small diversified office whose focus is on building personal relationships with all of our employee's. Our agency was started by individuals who temped for several years.

Role of the temp agency:
We see it as an integral part of the market which is why we have such a passion for what we do.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Personal interaction
level headed

Advice for prospective temps:
Be proactive.
Call in availibilty
keep counselor updated on job assignments, new pager#'s,etc.
Stick to smaller agencies. You will get the attention you deserve.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Yes. We offer training to those who would like to enhance their skills and build their resume's.

Percentage of temps who found permanent work last year
(a) at client firms: 20%
(b) in other firms: 35%

Other comments:
Our goal is to create an environment where employee's are happy, secure, and productive. We like to get to know everyone on a first name basis and build a working relationship that will be profitable for all. This is done through honesty, trust, and commitment. This commitment is the same we give to our customers as well as our employees. This has allowed us to be an successful agency where people actually enjoy working.
Please call us if you have any further questions.

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