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Staffing Solutions Inc.

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No. 156

July 2011

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK...

Today's Economy Makes Finding and Keeping a Job Harder Than Ever

Companies are starting to bring

All of us saw the job market pick up first

opportunity for hire, DO approach the

on more temp employees – with

quarter, in fact, more jobs were added than

assignment as a “temp to hire”!

the hope to hire.

in the previous 2 years!

In today’s economy keeping a

The Staffing

job – even a temp job, is more

excited we were finally putting folks back

important than ever! We see

to work! However, 99% of the positions we

2. DO keep your personal “issues” personal.

people do what it takes to get the job, so we want you to understand what is required to be considered a keeper! Here are some positive ways to keep that promising job! ~Bonny Filandrinos, President

Solutions, Inc.

team was so

were filling were temp/contract, with an option to hire. Companies are still “gun shy” about adding staff on a direct hire basis. It is better for them to bring on staff as “temp/

~Wilson Mizner

TIPS FOR THE JOBSEEKER Ask yourself... if you were the boss, would you want to hire you? This question alone can help you to focus on different areas you may not be fulfilling as the ideal employee.

fear “black cloud types.” Don’t give them a reason to worry that your problems may cause you to miss work, leave early, go in late, or use company time for personal issues. 3. DO show up a few minutes early every day, DO take notes and ask questions, and if you have down time, DO ask for additional work!

Last week, Federal Reserve officials

4. DO show enthusiasm and smile (it sounds

economy settling into a disappointingly

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.

them with your new co-workers. Companies

contract” in case the economy sputters.

announced that they see the U.S.

SSInc Presents . . . Workplace Wisdom

If you have problems at home, don't discuss

silly, but it works!). Times are tough, and in tough times we all prefer to be surrounded by

weak recovery this year and in 2012.

upbeat, positive people. Even if your life has

They now see the economy growing by 3.7%

all. Be enthusiastic, a team player, and

or slightly below next year. For much of 2011, officials had been saying growth could

been tough, remember it has been tough for expect a positive outcome!

top 4%.

Companies believe that there are millions of

The unemployment rate could also linger

they think that your life issues will interfere

at higher levels than previously thought. In April 2011, the Fed originally projected an unemployment rate between 7.6% and 7.9% by the end of next year. Now, the Fed expects the jobless rate to be between 7.8% and 8.2% by the end of 2012.

unemployed folks dying for a decent job, and if with work, chances are the employer will terminate you and ask us for a replacement. Bottom line: before you pick up the phone to call in or to tell us you are leaving your assignment early, think twice. Ask yourself, can this personal issue be taken care of outside of work hours or on a lunch break?

What YOU should DO to get working, and

Staffing Solutions, Inc.

to become an indispensable team member:

Contact a

1. If you are offered a temp/contract

representative today if you have any questions!

opportunity, with or without a stated

www.staffingsolutionsinc.com

Missouri Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) 8012 Bonhomme, Suite 200, Clayton, Missouri 63105 Phone: 314-863-0333 Fax: 314-863-6650 mail@staffingsolutionsinc.com


Congratulations!

to everyone hired by our clients during the month of June

Julie Kampwerth .......... Accounts Receivable Specialist........ The Swan Corporation Dixie Franklin................ Executive Assistant ............................ BJC Healthcare Michael Shannon .......... Project Coordinator ............................ Telepacific Communications Yvonne Holland ............. Data & Reporting Analyst .................. United Way of Greater St. Louis Lisa Hazard ................... Patient Account Specialist ................ St. John's Mercy Health Care Marsha Bright .............. Executive Assistant ............................ BJC Healthcare Valerie Hosfeld ............ FMLA Coordinator ............................... BJC Healthcare

to our employees with July birthdays Patricia Eberhardt Judy Fondaw Ellen Gabriel Jasmine Greenwade Gina Hart Jennifer Hodson LaToria Jackson

Nancy Joslin Joan Pischel Shay Sturm Janis Walker Allison Wasson Maria Zimmerman

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