What are the names of some temporary agencies?


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Some temporary staffing agencies are Adecco, Kelly Services and Manpower. These agencies supply companies with temporary or contract workers, temporary to full-time hires, and direct placements.

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In general, a temporary work agency recruits and keeps workers to deploy to companies that are in need of temporary workers. By contracting with a temporary staffing agency, companies have the flexibility to quickly adjust staffing levels, hiring more workers during busy periods and laying them off when they have less work. Because the work is temporary, staffing agencies usually do not pay high wages or provide full benefits.

Adecco is found in every U.S. state and offers staffing in such fields as accounting and finance, call center and customer service, engineering, hospitality, manufacturing, information technology, office and clerical jobs, and warehousing. Its website offers online resources such as webinars, career advice and a salary calculator.

Kelly Services is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $5.6 billion in 2014. Based in Troy, Michigan, it deploys about 550,000 temporary workers to its customers, which include big companies such as Intel Corporation, Sara Lee and Johnson & Johnson.

Manpower is a 60-year-old company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has an extensive global presence in Asia, the Americas, Europe, Oceania and Africa. Besides providing temporary and permanent placements, the company also offers workforce programs and consulting to its clients; these programs are designed to maximize worker potential.

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