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What exactly does a staffing company do?

I have been looking for a job, because I just graduated college with a medical office administrative degree, and I keep getting job offers from staffing companies. I am confused at what they actually do. I believe they find a job for you, but hire you for them first or something like that. If anyone has better information for me that would be great. Thanks!

Asked By: bethica20 - 10/29/2007
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There are many different types of staffing companies. Some are strictly permanent placement firms, others are purely temporary positions where you are employed by the staffing firm and there is also a hybrid where you start off with the staffing company then roll into a permanent job with the other company... More
Answered By: LimeyinAmerica - 10/29/2007
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It costs companies money to hire people, so they have found that by hiring temps (which is what a staffing company is) cuts their costs by not paying for benefits etc. The staffing company may be charging the Business say for example $15.00/hr for you, but you're only getting $10.00/hr. You need to find out what the... More
Answered By: Empress Jan - 10/29/2007
 
They do several things... More
Answered By: hottotrot1_usa - 10/29/2007
 
A GOOD staffing company spends time with the clients to make sure they fully understand the type of person that needs to be supplied to the customer. Thye would then send the best candidate for interviews and follow ups. They should also take care of final full time placement if that is the desire.
Answered By: Ron K - 10/29/2007
 
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