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24 East 23rd, Second Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 228 7300

Fax: 228 8002

Other branches in the area:
Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Connecticut

Affiliated Agencies:
No. We have other agencies as part of MacTemps (Portfolio - for graphics, Web-Staff - for Web Design, HTML)

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
LAN_Tech/Admin Days
Secretary/WP Weeks
Computer_Tech Days

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
The prospective talent submits a resume and a cover letter. Based on these, an assignment manager will call to make an interview appointment. At that appointment, the talent will be interviewed, his/her book will be viewed, and then the talent will be tested in their strongest applications. An assignment can begin immediately, or it may take a few days to find one that suits the talent. We feel VE

Waiting times:
That can vary.

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Lots of testing and an interview. We also like to see an updated resume every six months.

Standby policy:
No. Standby is abusive, and we don't approve of it.

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
As a company, we focus on the talent. If we have the best, and happiest talent, client companies will seek us out. If a temp is unhappy, all they have to do is call, and we will fi

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We aren't pimps.

Role of the temp agency:
It serves a need for the talent and the client.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Intelligence, responsibility, resilient attitude, skills, humor

Advice for prospective temps:
Know what you want in the job environment, and TELL us.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Yes, we have a strong perm division, and love placing those jobs.

Percentage of temps who found permanent work last year
(a) at client firms: 50%
(b) in other firms: ?

Other comments:
We try to be moral. Most of our assignment managers started as temps, so that keeps them human.

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Tue Apr 21

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