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Custom Staffing

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420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 550
New York, NY 10170
Phone: 212-818-0300

Fax: 212-297-0226

Other branches in the area:
We have an office in Downtown White Plains--their main staffing focus is administrative and accounting

Affiliated Agencies:
No other agency affillitations. We are members of ASA and NYATS.

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
We accept walk-ins from 9am-3pm Mon-Thurs and Fridays by appointment only. Make sure an updated resume is brought. Applicnats will be pre-screened for which skills tests they should take. They will then be tested on the software or written tests. After testing, the applicant will be met and their test scores will be reviewed with them.

Waiting times:

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
It is based on skills and experience

Standby policy:
We do 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:
Transportation allowance:
Entertainment allowance:
Bonus (not including referral bonus):
Matching contributions:

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Rights and responsibilities are reviewed at the time the temp is interviewed. We also provide a tri-fold borchure with out procedures included in the timesheet packet

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We offer customized training programs to qualified employees and will train applicants to upgrade their skills if they meet our basic criteria

Role of the temp agency:
As a valuable resource for job seekers to gain experience and w away for independant contractors to make money during slow periods

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Reliability, Flexibility, Good Skills, A Great Attitude and Punctuality

Advice for prospective temps:
Keep updating your skills and stay inquisitive. They are the best way to advance in your career.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
We have a permanent placement division....Custom Career Resources

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

Other comments:
If there is ever any concerns over your treatment at ours or any agency do not hesitate to contact your counselor or their manager to discuss it. Custom Staffing values our temporary employees, and we want to resolve any potential issues that arise to make our service to our temporary employees strong and healthy.

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