September 18, 2013
WorkForce Carolina, headquartered in Mount Airy, joins staffing companies across the country in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, September 16–22, established by the American Staffing Association to pay tribute to the millions of Americans who are employed by staffing firms every business day.
“National Staffing Employee Week is a salute to the important and talented temporary and contract employees who make vital contributions to the nation’s work force and economy,” said Teresa Lewis, President and CEO of WorkForce Carolina.
Businesses, according to ASA, tap staffing companies for quality talent in virtually all occupational sectors, from call center service representatives to skilled tradesmen to attorneys. ASA also reports that 79% of temporary and contract employees work full-time (35 hours or more per week), virtually the same as the rest of the work force.
And for those who are seeking their first job, re-entering the work force, or looking for something new, temporary and contract employment offers many benefits:
Jobs: The staffing industry matches millions of people to millions of jobs every day; 2.91 million temporary and contract employees work through U.S. staffing firms on an average business day.
Flexibility: Employees can choose when, where, and how they want to work. Companies can get the skills they need to keep fully staffed during busy times.
Bridge: Temporary and contract work provides a bridge to permanent employment. People can try out a prospective employer and showcase their skills for a permanent job.
Choice: Many people choose temporary and contract work as a preferred employment option. They can select their work schedules and choose among a variety of diverse and challenging assignments.
Training: The staffing industry provides free training for millions of temporary and contract employees to help meet today’s demand for skilled workers.
“We are proud to be involved in an industry that provides so many benefits to employees, to businesses, and to America’s economy,” adds Lewis.
WorkForce Carolina was founded in 1987 by Teresa Lewis and is headquartered in Mount Airy. The firm
offers traditional temporary/contract placements, temporary to full time employment, direct hire, skills
assessments, drug testing, payroll processing and payroll servicing. WorkForce Carolina is a nationally certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise and has offices in Charlotte, Elkin, High Point, Reidsville, Statesville, and Yadkinville.