List of temporary agencies

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Some 6,000 temporary staffing firms nationwide fill more than 11 million jobs a year, analysts say. The agencies range from global giants with many business units like Kelly Services Inc. and Manpower Inc. to local niche firms that serve a single industry sector or even a single client. Whether you’re looking for an immediate job as an unskilled laborer or an overseas assignment as an emergency room nurse, there’s likely an agency that suits your talents.

To start with a detailed list of staffing firms in your area, check the American Staffing Association’s state chapter directory.

Many services operate Web sites with helpful career information and links to other resources in addition to online application materials and job postings. Here’s a sampling of national and international staffing companies and their main specialties:


Locations: 360 worldwide

Specialties: financial, accounting, credit and collections

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Locations: 150 worldwide

Specialties: engineering, aviation, scientific and architecture

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CLP Resources

Locations: 64 nationwide

Specialties: construction and skilled trades

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Kelly Services

Locations:  2,000 nationwide

Specialties: professional services, law, health care, technical and administrative

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Labor Ready

Locations: 600 nationwide

Specialty: general day labor

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Locations: 4,200 worldwide

Specialties: professional services, technical, finance, engineering and administrative

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Locations: serves clients nationwide from headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga.

Specialties: sales and marketing

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MSX International

Locations: 13 worldwide

Specialty: automotive business solutions

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On Assignment

Locations:  79 worldwide

Specialties: health care, travel nursing and engineering

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Locations: 62 nationwide

Specialties: logistics and warehousing

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Locations: 90 worldwide

Specialty: information technology

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Locations: 31 nationwide

Specialty: commercial truck drivers

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