My eight year-old son and I were doing some landscaping in our yard one day when he paused, looked up at me through squinted, sweat-soaked eyes and said, “Dad, wouldn’t it be great if we never had to work?” To be honest, I can’t say I’ve never had the same thoughts, on occasion, especially… Read more »

  A temp and a prison guard walk into a bar and order drinks. What do they have in common other than a bad day at the ‘office?’ Well, to put it bluntly, they both work in industries where most, if not all, of the people they deal with on a day to day basis… Read more »

With the need for skilled manufacturing workers on the rise, companies need to be creative to attract the right temp and seasonal employees to their businesses. Temporary workers may be looking for short term projects but they may also use temp work to bridge the gap between employment. The right incentives can help you attract… Read more »

From Knoxville, TN to Roanoke, VA and everywhere in between, we’ve got jobs all over the place! Be sure to check out our Summer Big Job Board, because you just might find something for yourself or a friend or family member looking for work. If you’re interested in these or other employment opportunities, apply online, then contact… Read more »

Toward the end of 2013 it was predicted that manufacturing companies would be trying to fill over 230,000 new jobs in 2014. It is also believed that this number will continue to grow over the next few years. Why is the hiring in American manufacturing so urgent right now? Here are a few of the… Read more »

Wading through dozens if not hundreds of applications for just one position can be daunting. When you need to add a new member to your team you need to spend hours focusing on candidate background and matching them to your needs. There are a lot of things that contribute to not finding a good candidate… Read more »

Most new staffers, especially if they’ve never been in any kind of hiring/recruiting related field, begin their duties harboring only the loftiest assumptions about their fellow man. Since we all know a friend in need is a friend indeed, the new staffer receives calls and visits from ‘friends’ all day, friends in need of what… Read more »

In late 2013 industry analysts believed that manufacturing would experience growth in the following year. As this has proven to be true so far, many companies are still concerned about where to find qualified candidates for their open positions. In light of the skills gap and the need for more advanced technology training, how are… Read more »

(This article first appeared on There are probably lots of more difficult, more stressful, and more thankless jobs, but one thing’s for sure – there’s no job on the planet quite like staffing. It’s hard enough to meet and exceed the expectations of one set of customers, something every for-profit company is required to… Read more »