City Personnel Blog

The Stigma

Temp agencies are not what they used to be. In fact, we don't consider ourselves a temp agency at all.
October 18, 2018

Let's face it: There's an elephant in the room we need to address.

It's big, it's loud, and it's in-your-face.

No, Not that one.

There is a stigma about "temp agencies" that we need to talk about right now. Because, if we're being 100% honest, these stigmas are hurting you more than they're hurting us.

1. "Temp Agency" doesn't cover it

In fact, we don't like that phrase at all. We actually choose to refer to ourselves as a staffing firm, because we do not fit into the standard of what is often perceived as being a temp agency.

2. Temporary is not always the case

Just because a position may be labeled temporary does not always mean that it is. Most companies will hire on a temp-to-perm basis. This means businesses want to make sure someone is a good fit for their company before they make them a full-time employee. This benefits candidates as well because they get to see the work environment and decide at the end of the process if this is a job or field they want to continue to peruse, or if they want to try something different.

3. Our jobs cover a variety of fields

People tend to shy away from an agency because they don't believe they'll end up in a position that will help them gain experience in their desired career field. However, we work with a large variety of fields: Customer service, law firms, medical, marketing, and at least several more. You can view our job listings here.

In today's market, everyone uses staffing firms to fill positions, not just call centers.

4. We are here to help you

We are genuinely here to help. We are a free, optional resource for job seekers. If you're in the market for a job, it never hurts to submit a resume and meet with a recruiter. At the very least, we're able to go over your resume and help you reformat it so you can continue searching for your perfect career.

If you or a friend are interested in looking for a new job, consider submitting your resume. Or, if you have any questions, you can contact us. We can help you get started on your journey to a new opportunity.