The staffing industry refers to the business of providing temporary or permanent workers to organizations in need of additional staff. Staffing agencies, also known as employment agencies or recruiting firms, work with companies to find and place workers in various industries, such as administrative, customer service, and healthcare.
Staffing agencies can provide temporary, temporary-to-permanent, or permanent placement services. Temporary staffing involves placing workers on a temporary basis, often for short-term projects or to cover employee absences. Temporary-to-permanent staffing involves placing workers on a temporary basis with the option to become permanent employees if both the worker and the company are satisfied with the arrangement. Permanent staffing involves placing workers in permanent, full-time positions with the company.
The staffing industry plays a vital role in the economy by providing companies with the flexibility to scale their workforce up or down as needed, and by helping individuals find work. Staffing agencies can provide workers with access to job opportunities that may not have been available to them otherwise, and can also help workers gain valuable experience and build their resumes.