The best reason to work for a staffing company is the reliable connection to the work you need and want. The staffing industry is almost always hiring. But there are a host of other reasons why as (should be a) staffing job can be a great choice.

Why Staffing? Jobs, Flexibility, and More.

Staffing Companies Have Jobs To Fill

Administrative assistants, lawyers, chief financial officers, and construction workers—all have found jobs in the staffing industry. America’s staffing companies have jobs in virtually all occupations, including ones you’ve probably never thought of, such as pilots, biotechnologists, teachers, videographers, and dentists.

Businesses of all types and sizes turn to staffing firms for flexibility and access to talent. They know that staffing companies are experts in recruiting and matching employees for temporary, contract, or permanent positions. So when they have job openings, they increasingly go to staffing firms to help meet their workforce needs.

Transition to a Permanent Job

Among staffing employees who say permanent jobs are a top priority, 99% achieve their objectives.

ASA research shows that temporary employment provides a bridge to permanent jobs. According to the 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey, one-quarter (24%) of staffing employees are placed in permanent positions through arranged temporary-to-permanent assignments across all industry sectors, and another quarter (24%) are hired through unarranged temporary-to-permanent assignments across all sectors. Half (49%) of staffing employees select temporary work as the means to obtain a permanent job, and among those who say permanent jobs are a top priority, 99% achieve their objectives. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of former temporary and contract workers found their permanent positions while on assignment for a staffing firm.

  • Health Care: 17%
  • Industrial: 23%
  • Technical/IT/Scientific: 24%
  • Office–Clerical/Administrative: 26%
  • Professional/Managerial: 26%

SOURCE: 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey

GRAPHIC: Staffing Employees Are Finding Permanent Positions Through Unarranged Temporary-to-Permanent Assignments Across All Industry Sectors

  • Health Care: 17%
  • Industrial: 20%
  • Office-Clerical/Administrative: 24%
  • Technical/IT/Scientific: 30%
  • Professional/Managerial: 30%

SOURCE: 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey

Flexibility: Have a Life!

…with a staffing firm, you can gain exposure to a variety of companies, jobs, and opportunities.

Temporary employment allows you to work when and where you choose. You can work full-time or part-time. Take a summer off. Work just three or four days a week. Fit your schedule around college classes.

Working for a staffing firm also allows you to experience a variety of industries, companies, and careers you might never have thought of trying—without a long-term commitment. You can find an assignment, job setting, or location that suits your current needs. Since businesses always need temporary help, steady work is common.

Choose Your Work

When you’re working with a staffing firm, you can gain exposure to a variety of companies, jobs, and opportunities. Assignments can range from a few hours to a few years. After several assignments, you’ll have a much better idea of the kind of corporate culture, management, and projects you most enjoy.

Free Training

Many staffing firms offer employees free training, which can be a real plus for opening up your employment options. It could be tutorials in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and a variety of other software and technology. It could be a design portfolio review or a workshop on advertising copywriting. Or it could be seminars on résumé preparation, interview skills, or how to handle yourself at a client work site in order to make a good impression.