Happy Belated National Staffing Week

Last week was National Staffing Week, where tribute was paid to the estimated 3 million people who get work through staffing agencies.

This year has seen a high number of people looking for some kidn of employment through staffing agencies, and we’re no different. We have had the opportunity to review more qualified candidates for positions without having to recruit as much than at any other time since we’ve been in business.

At the same time, we’ve also seen a decline, at least in the first half of the year, in the number and types of available positions for our staff. It’s not that facilities haven’t wanted to work with us because of something we did. It’s because the shaky economy scared a lot of facilities off from wanting to spend money they weren’t sure they were going to be able to continue bringing in.

With worries about the potential federal health care program and cuts in both Medicare and Medicaid, the first six months of the year weren’t great for our industry. Business did start to pick up as we got further into summer, as hospitals and other entities realized that they just couldn’t continue putting off getting help because of the unknown.

Though we’re a week late in doing it, we’d like to thank all of the people who work with us, and let them know that we appreciate their trusting us in finding places for them to work, as well as to thank those clients of ours who have worked with us. We’re happy to have another year to work with both sides.

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