Economy Rockford: Optimism for Local Jobs Recovery

Discouraged workers are coming out of their funk as hiring picks up. 23 news jobs expert LoRayne Logan says there was a long period last year where people quit looking. Recently Logan is seeing as many as 35 applicants a day come to workplace staffing looking for temporary positions. In fact last week 26 people were placed in one day. While the job growth is in a wide variety of industries. Logan says many companies aren’t confident enough yet to add permanent jobs.

"People will need to get product out or work out and they are going to have temporaries in because they can always downsize if they have to."

Workplace's business is 90 percent temp to hire meaning temporary workers have a good chance of being hired full time.

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  • by Cheri on Jun 13, 2010 at 07:59 PM
    The only problem with that is a lot of people want clerical/administrative and a lot of temporary agencies are closing its doors. Ablest Staffing/Select Remedy - gone; Kelly Services - gone; Business can't be that great if temporary agencies are going out of business themselves.
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