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The Temporary Service

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295 Madison Avenue 14 Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 683 0165

Fax: 212 696-4751

Other branches in the area:

Affiliated Agencies:
EA associates

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
Graphics/DTP Weeks 25
Graphics/DTP Months
Graphics/DTP Days
Graphics/DTP Weeks
Graphics/DTP Weeks

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
refs are checked-resumes are consumed!! portfolios digested,and of course your interview with Deborah. We probably will not test you, as we feel these are unnessary

Waiting times:
could happen that da

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
job skills, personality, design skills

Standby policy:
no standby pay avail

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
always call Deborah- she will straighten anything out

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
smaller temp graphic service in size,lots of advertising clients, you will never get lost, operations staff always knows who you are. Retains high number of graphic freelancers. V

Role of the temp agency:

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Responsibility Punctuality Personality Job Skills Honesty

Advice for prospective temps:
Never give up the ship

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Of course we do, freelance, fulltime, it doesn't matter-what does, is a satisified employee and client

Percentage of temps who found permanent work last year
(a) at client firms: 25
(b) in other firms: ?

Other comments:
I know if you are a qualified graphic production person with a min. of 4 years on Quark, Ill and Photoshop you will be very pleased

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