Why utilize professional staffing?

In addition to providing income during your job search, a professional staffing agency can help you:

  • Network for a full-time job
  • Become familiar with different companies and industries
  • Meet and network with people in your field
  • Build your skills with free training
  • Try out a particular employer
  • Enhance work experience and add skills to your resume
  • Fill in the gap between graduation and full-time work or between jobs
  • Decide on a career path

Types of job placements:

  • Temporary or contract, where you work on an interim basis
  • Temp-to-perm or temp-to-hire, where you work on a trial basis to determine if the job is a good fit
  • Direct hire or permanent, where you are recruited by the staffing firm and then hired by its customer

Fields handled by staffing agencies

  • Health Care: Physicians, dentists, nurses, hygienists, medical technicians, therapists and home health aides
  • Professional: Accountants, bookkeepers, attorneys, paralegals, managers, advertising and marketing execs
  • Technical and Scientific: Engineers, scientists, lab technicians, draftsmen, tech writers, programmers
  • Clerical: Secretaries, general office clerks, receptionists, administrative assistants and cashiers
  • Industrial: Manual laborers, food handlers, cleaners, assemblers, drivers and maintenance workers

How it works:

  • Find the agencies that work in your field of interest; most candidates register with several
  • Each company has its own application process; check the website or call for directions
  • Most firms will have you complete an online application or profile
  • Some will require a computer skills test or similar and possibly an interview
  • Be patient and persistent. Check in at least once a week with firms you have registered with

Staffing Agencies are listed below to find additional staffing agencies in the Boston area:

Go to www.bostonchamber.com and follow these steps

Scroll over Member Directory (top right of page)

This will bring you to the Business Directory

Under Category/Keyword, select: Employment Agencies & Executive Search Firms

Boston-area Staffing Firms

Most offer temporary, temp-to-perm and/or permanent job assignments

Adecco Staffing Boston

99 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-951-0108

Specialties: Accounting, engineering, finance, customer service, creative, hospitality, IT, marketing and science.
Website:  http://www.adeccousa.com/job-seekers/Pages/welcome.aspx

Aerotek

25 Braintree Hill Park Suite 402
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-356-6900

Specialties: Accounting & finance, administrative health services, administrative, architecture, clinical research, energy, engineering, environmental, labor, manufacturing, mortgage, scientific
Website:  www.aerotek.com

Ajilon

20 Custom House Street # 600
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-603-2040

Specialties: Administrative, customer service, financial services, healthcare, human resources, marketing, supply chain & logistics
Website: www.ajilon.com

American Personnel

133 Federal Street, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-556-0100 (Accounting & Finance)
617-350-0080 (Business Services) 617-350-5590 (Healthcare)

Specialties: Accounting & Finance, Business Services, Healthcare
Website: www.americanpersonnel.com

The Bowdoin Group

745 Atlantic Avenue, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 781-263-5200

Specialties: Financial information & services technology, financial services, healthcare information services & technology, life sciences, media, software technology & services
Website: http://bowdoingroup.com/

Cleary Consultants

21 Merchants Row
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-367-7819

Specialties: Accounting, administrative, advertising, banking, executive search, finance, IT, legal, marketing, medical, office support, sales, travel, web & software development
Website: www.clearyconsultants.com

Contemporaries

8 Faneuil Hall North Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-973-5151

Specialties: IT placement, administrative, payroll, marketing and creative services
Website: www.bostoncontemporaries.com 

Hollister Staffing Inc.

75 State Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-654-0200

Specialties: Technology, accounting & finance, administrative & HR
Website: www.hollisterstaff.com

Kelly Services

10 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-956-0870

Specialties: Finance & accounting, education, engineering, information technology, law, science and healthcare
Website:   www.kellyservices.com

Manpower

93 Franklin Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-426-0566

Specialties: Accounting & finance, call center & customer service, creative & marketing, engineering, hospitality, human resources, industrial & manufacturing, IT, office & administrative, sales, skilled trades, transportation & warehousing
Website:  www.manpower.us

Professional Staffing Group

155 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-250-1000

Specialties: Office administration, creative & marketing, financial services, healthcare & nursing, human resources, accounting & finance, IT & hardware support, higher education, call center, sales
Website: www.psgstaffing.com

Randstad

15 Broad Street, #612
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-227-2090

Specialties: Accounting, administrative, finance, medical, office, & technology
Website: http://us.randstad.com/content/findjobs/job-search/search-list.xml

Stratacuity

1 Cate Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801-3735
Phone: 877-787-2821

Specialties: Pharmaceutical and Biotech
Website: https://www.stratacuity.com

Total Clerical Services (a Panther Global Group Brand)

18 Tremont Street, Suite 135
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-248-0780/800-708-8367 (Toll Free)

Specialties: Accounting, administrative, customer service, creative, healthcare, human resources, legal
Website: www.pantherglobalgroup.com/tcs/

Ultimate Staffing

101 Federal Street, 21st floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-330-1210

Specialties: Administrative, call center, clerical, customer service, healthcare, human resources, light industrial, management, marketing, sales, technical
Website: www.ultimatestaffing.com

AVID Technical Resources

185 Devonshire Street, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-951-1880

Specialties: Applications development and infrastructure support
Website: www.avidtr.com

Entegee

70 Blanchard Road, Suite 102
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 781-221-5800

Specialties: Software/hardware engineering, design & drafting, programming
Website: www.entegee.com

TRIAD Engineering Corp

131 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 781-273-1880

Specialties: A range of engineering, design & drafting, and R&D technicians & technology support
Website: www.triad-eng.com

Commonwealth Sciences

11 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 781-501-5000

Specialties: recruiting firm specializing in life sciences, primarily science, engineering, & green technologies
Website: http://cwsciences.com/

Favorite Staffing

333 Washington Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-367-2607

Specialties: Healthcare
Website: www.favoritestaffing.com

Maxim Staffing Solutions

110 Second Avenue
Needham, MA, 02494
Phone: 781-400-7105

Specialties: Allied health, healthcare information management, nursing, physician
Website: www.maximstaffing.com

Aquent

711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-535-6000

Specialties: graphics, creative arts, communication, marketing, IT, and design
Website: www.aquent.us

Communications Collaborative (a subsidiary of Pile & Company)

179 Lincoln Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-536-3700

Specialties: marketing, advertising, and communications
Website: www.communicationscollaborative.com

The Creative Group: A Robert Half Company

125 High Street
High Street Tower, 20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-526-8899

Specialties: Graphic designers, production artists, web production artists, presentation specialists, proofreaders, web designers, web developers, marketing & communication managers, desktop publishers, copywriters
Website: http://www.roberthalf.com/boston-manchester/creative-marketing

Dana Associates, Inc

353R Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-661-0779

Specialties: specialize in placing sales and marketing professionals in the software, hardware, internetworking, telecommunications, business services, sales, management
Website: www.danaassociates.com

The Talent Group

28 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-242-5624

Specialties: Advertising, marketing, marketing communications
Website: www.thetalentgroup.net

Semper International

607 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-557-3000

Specialties: Advertising, communications, customer service, graphic arts, marketing
Website: www.semperllc.com

Security Tips for your job search


The great majority of employers are honest, but for those employers who are not, be aware of these security tips:
  • Never pay a recruiter or an employer for a job
  • Never supply bank account, social security number or credit card information
  • If the job sounds too good to be true, it probably is (examples, “no experience necessary” “ earn money fast”)
  • When you are in doubt, ask a career counselor in the Career Development department or Google the company name with the word “scam.”
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