This is a very good question that either a candidate looking for a job or a company looking to fill a job must ask themselves. In either case, the company or candidate must evaluate the value of using a staffing agency. So, what is a staffing agency? It is an organization that specializes in connecting job candidates with specific skills and experience with companies needing to fill a particular position needing these qualifications. The staffing agency is the active agent in recruitment, screening and selection to find the best candidates for their particular client. It is all about finding the right person at the right time for the right company.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in September 2022 temporary help jobs increased by 27,200. This is an 11.3% increase year-over-year. Staffing agencies assign millions of people to millions of jobs every single day of the year. According to the American Staffing Association latest statistics, staffing firms employ an average of 63,600 temporary workers each week, which results in billions of annual revenues. The average annual wage for temporary workers in Virginia is $43,300. The top three help occupations in Virginia are Production (21%), Transportation and Material Moving (21%), and Office and Administrative support (19%).