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The Supporting Cast

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10 East 40 Street, Suite 1300
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-532-8888

Fax: 212-725-6128

Other branches in the area:

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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:
Our applicants meet with a career coordinator to discuss the type of position they are looking for, the ideal duration and the ideal shift. After skill levels have been evaluated, free supplemental training is available if required. Applicants remain in contact with their career coordinator throughout the assignment and time sheets are submitted to The Supporting Cast for weekly payment.

Waiting times:
3 hrs - 1 day

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Practical exams are administered to test levels of software expertise

Standby policy:
We have a daily standby program which includes free breakfast

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Registered applicants are given documents which outline their rights and responsibilities. Career Coordinators are always available to address an applicant's concerns and issues.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We concentrate on placing our applicants on rewarding assignments that match the applicant's career goals. We strive to offer the best temping experience in New York City.

Role of the temp agency:
The goal should be to place talented applicants on assignments that match their skill levels and career goals. This benefits the applicant and the client and makes temporary staffi

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
We evaluate each applicant's skills and career goals and then find the position that is a rewarding match.

Advice for prospective temps:
Take advantage of special programs offered by your agency. The Supporting Cast offers free training, 401K, holiday pay and referral bonuses.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
The Supporting Cast has a Permanent Division that specializes in placing applicants who seek a career in administrative support. We also assist every temp who is looking to make a

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

Other comments:
The Supporting Cast specializes in placing New York City's top office support, legal and graphics talent in rewarding temporary and permanent positions. We offer instructor-taught Microsoft Office training and MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist) testing to registered applicants.

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