When I was using temp agencies to help me find jobs, I always try to find temp agencies near me. I never knew when my car would break down, so I wanted to be close to the agency that I was working with. You might want to find agencies that are near you also. You never know when phones won’t work, or your car breaks down.
Walk to the agency
This way when something happens you can be at the agency when they open to get a ride to your work assignment or tell them that your child is sick, and you can’t work today. So, it’s best to be working for a temp agency that is close to where you live. It might not be able to work out but at least it will take some of the weights off your shoulder when it does.
Place where experience is
After a temp agency reads your resume and finishes testing, they will try to place you with a company that fits your experience and skills. If you let them know about transportation and kids, they will take all of that into consideration. Temp agencies that are good will do their best to work with you.
Many people won’t consider it
Many people won’t go to a temp agency because they don’t understand all the good things about most temp agencies. They don’t understand what a temp job can lead too or how helpful a good temp agency can be when working with you. They believe they will get paid next to nothing and have no benefits and they don’t even look the information up to see how wrong they are. Most temp agencies are now paying around $14 an hour and after you have worked so many hours, they have good benefits that you are entitled too.
So, my advice to anyone looking for a new job especially in a new city is to start with temp agencies as this is the best way to find a new job. I have recently retired after over 40 years working in many different companies in many different cities and this is all I have learned about temp agencies as well as staffing firms. They are the best way for you to find a position with a company that you really like. I can’t tell you how many times it all worked out for me and it was most of the time.