Staffing in Maine

What Temporary Workers Do Matters!

Every year, the American Staffing Association celebrates the significant contributions that millions of people in the United States make while employed through staffing agencies.  National Staffing Employee Week is being celebrated from September 14-20; this an opportunity for us to honor and recognize all the hardworking temporary workers employed each year.

Why is the work they do so important? In short, they help keep Maine businesses running. They fill in where needed, they are capable of quickly adapting to new work environments and—most importantly—they get the job done. Whether a company is experiencing unprecedented growth, has seasonal demands, has staff out on leave, or a multitude of other reasons – businesses know they can count on temporary staff to bridge the gap.

Where do temporary employees work?  This is a natural curiosity that many people have. The better question is, what don’t they do? Staffing is simply contract work, which spans across every industry and every role imaginable. Some staffing firms specialize in healthcare, engineering, c-suite professionals, or manufacturing work. It really all depends on what the agency has decided to specialize in.

The following statistics have been provided by the American Staffing Association.

Maine Temporary Help Sales By Sector

  • Industrial/Manufacturing/Production – 36%

  • Office/Clerical/Administrative – 33%

  • Uncategorized Sectors – 16%

  • Engineering/IT/Scientific – 14%

  • Healthcare – 1%

Maine Staffing Statistics

  • Annual temporary employment – 29,300

  • Average temporary help workers each week – 5,700

  • Average annual earnings per job – $38,900

Why Job Seekers Choose Temporary Staffing

National numbers provided by the American Staffing Association

  • 64% use staffing to get their foot-in-the-door, or to fill the gap in between jobs

  • 20% choose staffing for the flexibility it offers

  • Access to full-time employment (73% work full-time)

To Our Manpower Associates:

Thank you! Each day that you go into work, you make a difference. You add value. You play a vital role in keeping businesses running smoothly. Please know that your efforts are appreciated by everyone within the Manpower organization, and we appreciate the opportunity to play a small role in your career success.

National Staffing Employee Week is all about YOU and the contributions you continue to make!