Advanced Resources Salutes Millions of Temporary and Contract Workers During National Staffing Employee Week, September 16-20, 2013

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Advanced Resources of Chicago, IL joins staffing companies across the country in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, September 16-20, established by the American Staffing Association to pay tribute to the millions of Americans who are employed by staffing firms every business day.

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Advanced Resources of Chicago, IL joins staffing companies across the country in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, September 16-20, established by the American Staffing Association to pay tribute to the millions of Americans who are employed by staffing firms every business day.

Businesses, according to ASA, tap staffing companies for quality talent in virtually all occupational sectors, from call center representatives to skilled tradesmen to attorneys. ASA also reports that 79% of temporary and contract employees work full-time (35 hours or more per week), virtually the same as the rest of the workforce.

"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," said Rich Diaz, President of Advanced Resources.

For those who are seeking their first job, re-entering the workforce, or looking for something new, temporary and contract employment offers many benefits:

Jobs: The staffing industry matches millions of people to millions of jobs every day. Some 2.98 million temporary and contract employees work through U.S. staffing firms on an average business day.

Flexibility: Employees can choose when, where, and how they want to work. Companies can get the skills they need to keep fully staffed during busy times.

Bridge: Temporary and contract work provides a bridge to permanent employment. People can try out a prospective employer and showcase their skills for a permanent job.

Choice: Many people choose temporary and contract work as a preferred employment option. They can select their work schedules and choose among a variety of diverse and challenging assignments.

Training: The staffing industry provides free training for millions of temporary and contract employees to help meet today's demand for skilled workers.

"We're proud to be a leader in an industry that provides so many benefits to employees, to businesses, and to America's economy," adds Diaz.

About the American Staffing Association: The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resources consulting.

About Advanced Resources: Advanced Resources provides temporary staffing, direct hire placement, and workforce business solutions for human resources, finance/accounting, healthcare, and office support talent. With 25 years of experience and 4 locations (Chicago, Northbrook, Downers Grove, and Schaumburg), Advanced Resources is Chicagoland’s top award-winning staffing firm. The Chicago Tribune has named Advanced Resources as one of Chicago’s “Top Workplaces” for three straight years, the Inavero Institute named Advanced a “Best of Staffing” company for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, Advanced has been named two times as one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” and in 2013, Advanced was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Illinois.” To learn more, visit http://www.advancedresources.com or follow Advanced on Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn.

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