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489 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.687.8605

Fax: 212.661.2180

Other branches in the area:
Stamford, White Plains, Long Island, New Jersey, and throughout the U.S. (over 300 branches)

Affiliated Agencies:

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
Secretary/WP 3 Months
Clerical 2 Weeks
Accountant/Bookkeeper 1 Years
Computer_Tech 1 Years
Graphics/DTP 2 Weeks

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
An application is submitted via online process or fax. It is reviewed by an Agent and if skills and background match client needs, Agent will contact candidate and discuss resume. The candidate will have to take some tests on the computer and have an interview. The entire process could take up to 90 to 120 minutes.

Waiting times:

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
various computer tests and behavioral interview questioning

Standby policy:

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

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:
An Agent reviews Agency policies & benefit plans. An Agent is available to discuss at any time.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
Many of the Agents have over 10 years experience in the industry and really care about the employees and are available to discuss any concerns.

Role of the temp agency:
Agencies give an employer an opportunity to assess an individual before hiring on their staff. And temping allows the employee an opportunity to work at many companies and advance

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Flexibility, positive attitude, good communication and computer skills, and realiable.

Advice for prospective temps:
Stay in touch with your Agent. When assigned to a job, do your best to ensure that future assignments are given to you. And when not sure about a situation, contact your Agent imme

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:

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

Other comments:
Randstad specilializes in finding emloyees jobs in Administrative Support, Clerical, Creative (graphics), Accounting & Finance, and technical positions. If employee decides to relocate outside NYC, the emploee can choose to have files moved to another branch in the area.

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Thu Apr 22

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