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The Employment Line

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25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Fax: (212) 931-6435

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:
An applicant first submits a resume. If the resume matches an order in the house,we'll ask the applicant to come in for an interview so that we can get a better idea of the applicant's employment objectives. Luck sometimes takes a hand and we are able to send the person out immediately, but that's very rare. Sometimes the person is actually underqualified or overqualified for what we originally

Waiting times:
cannot determine

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
strictly on a match of job requirements and temp qualification

Standby policy:
Only if there is a job we determine will be immediately available

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

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:
We cover it thoroughly in our initial interview. We also provide a written set of our procedures.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We care. People are always treated as respected individuals. We don't keep them sitting around. They come for a scheduled interview and they get it on time.

Role of the temp agency:
We are facilitators. We attempt to place candidates where their interests lie and where they can enjoy the working conditions.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Computer skills. Their presentation of themselves so that we can best know where to refer them. Their articulation of their attributes.

Advice for prospective temps:
What do you mean by qualified. Almost everyone is qualified for something. That's what we try to find during the interview process.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Every temp who so indicates is listed as a candidate for a permanent job. We'll help with the resume, interview techniques, etc.

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

Other comments:
We cannot answer question #25. We had a large number go from temp-to-hire which is a program where a temp works at a particular company for 13 weeks and if their is mutual satisfaction, the temp then transfers as a permanent employee on the company payroll.

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