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Volt Services Group

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6 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-808-8000

Fax: 212-808-8010

Other branches in the area:
We have locations and affiliate branches world wide.

Affiliated Agencies:
We have Affiliates and branches world wide

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
Clerical 2 Weeks 15
Data_Entry 2 Months
Graphics/DTP 2 Weeks
Telemarketing 6 Months
Attorney/Paralegal 6 Weeks

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
One time registration process. Includes testing of skills. Some companies may request a drug and background check.

Waiting times:
1 to 2 weeks

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Overall evaluation of skills

Standby policy:
All standby temps are paid if they are called to go to an assignment but not used. 4 hour payment.

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
We offer a handbook informing them of their rights and benefits. Any and all changes are sent to the temp with their payroll check or in the mail.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
Ability to offer a number of jobs in a number of diferent diciplines.

Role of the temp agency:
A temp agency allows the temp and the employer to make sure they are happy with their decision by allowing them to work together for a period of time without financial consequences

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Realiability Professional appearance Trustworthy ON TIME ON TIME

Advice for prospective temps:
Be on time. Put your best foot forward by looking like you are going for an interview when you come to the office. Have your resume ready to be sent out immediatley.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
WE offer both temp and perm placement. Also project work for New Media candidates.

Percentage of temps who found permanent work last year
(a) at client firms: 60
(b) in other firms: 30

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