Why do temporary agencies ask if I have my own transportation?

It seems like when I interview with a temporary agency they seem to always ask if I have my own transportation to job sites. I never get asked how I will get to work when I interview at an actual company. When I see job ads for temporary agencies I often see that it will say company not access able from public transportation. Is there any reason why an actual company doesn't ask me my way of getting to work but temporary agencies do ask?

Asked By: Tom - 11/6/2010
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When you interview for a permanent position they assume you have a way to get there since you know the location of your future employment. However, when you interview for a temporary position you may go to a different location frequently and won't know if you can get there or not unless you have your own... More
Answered By: Prairie Girl - 11/6/2010
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Temp agencies are paid to ask what jobs are afraid to ask. Jobs can't risk disputes. Your own transportation means reliability. IF you must rely on someone else that's not reliable, it's second hand.
Answered By: Grand Eminence 1 - 11/6/2010
A temp agency might send you to many different jobsites, some not accessible public transportation. For a regular job with a company, they assume that if you're applying, you have a way to get to their site.
Answered By: Judy - 11/6/2010
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