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230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: (212) 557-5777

Fax: (212) 557-7999

Other branches in the area:
Yes, we have an office located at: 61 Broadway New York, NY 10006

Affiliated Agencies:
We are owned by Select Appointments, which operates Human Resources International, Stone Legal Resources and New Boston Staffing.

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
Accountant/Bookkeeper Years
Clerical Months

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
They first meet with a recruiter to register. They are then called when an appropritate job comes in.

Waiting times:
Depends on situation

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
We test on various computer programs, reference checks, one on one meetings.

Standby policy:
We do not have standby.

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Our temps have a continual relationship with the recruiter they meet with. When a candidate begins an assignment they receive a package that informs them of their rights and respo

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We are a smaller agency that depends on personal relationships between the client and sales people, as well as the recruiter and temp. We are not a volume oriented business.

Role of the temp agency:
It offers a great opportunity for people to "try out" various positions and industries. Temping is generally more flexible and not as demanding as a full time permanent position.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
A sense of responsibility, maturity, professionalism, reliability and intelligence.

Advice for prospective temps:
Don't count out any options in your search for work.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Most of our business is on a temp to hire basis, resulting in permenent work.

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

Other comments:
Our firm specializes in placing accounting and finance professionals. We also place clerical and administrative workers.

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Fri May 12

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