West Sound Workforce salutes temps, contractors
August 17, 2012 · Updated 11:59 AM
POULSBO — West Sound Workforce of Gig Harbor and Poulsbo will join staffing companies across the country in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 10–16.
The observance was established by the American Staffing Association to pay tribute to millions of Americans who are employed by staffing firms.
According to the association, businesses tap staffing companies for talented people in virtually all occupational sectors. Seventy-nine percent of temporary and contract employees work full-time (35 hours or more per week), virtually the same as the rest of the work force.
“National Staffing Employee Week is a salute to the important and talented temporary and contract employees who actively contribute to the growth and maintenance of our economy,” West Sound Workforce president Julie Tappero said in a press release.
The staffing industry also provides free training for temporary and contract employees to help meet today’s demand for skilled workers, Tappero said.Online: www.westsoundworkforce.com.