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Central Illinois will join staffing companies across the country and the American Staffing Association (ASA) in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week (NSEW), September 22 to 28. NSEW is a nationwide campaign designed to honor the contributions of the stars of our nation’s workforce: America’s temporary and contract employees.

ASA says some 2 million Americans are employed by staffing companies every day, in virtually all occupations ranging from custodians to CEOs. They also estimate 90 percent of companies use staffing services, relying on this flexible labor force to keep fully staffed during busy times.

The temporary and contract employment industry presents an ideal work solution for both job seekers and the companies that seek them. ASA cites the statistics below when relating these opportunities and benefits that temporary and contract employment offers:

Finally, contrary to popular belief, staffing services offer highly competitive wages and benefits. Most staffing companies offer health insurance, as well as vacation and holiday pay, and many offer retirement plans. Virtually any temporary or contract employee who wants benefits can find a staffing firm that offers them.

So, congratulations to these important and talented people who contribute to and are a significant part of the American workforce. IBI

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