Employment Services rank among the industries as projected to grow the fastest and to provide the most new jobs. Though many people closely relate the employment services industry with temporary employment opportunities for clerical workers but the industry is different in matching millions of people with jobs, providing both temporary and permanent employment to individuals with a wide variety of education, managerial and professional work experience. The various jobs in the industry range from secretary to computer systems analyst, and from general laborer to nurse. In addition to temporary jobs in these sectors, permanent positions in the industry include workers such as employment interviewers and marketing representatives who help assign and place workers in jobs.
The Employment Services in Anchorage has various segments. The staffing agencies list employment vacancies and place permanent employees. The city of Anchorage also hosts temporary help services, also referred to as temporary staffing agencies that provide employees to other organizations, on a contract basis and for a limited period, to aid in the workforce of the client. There are certain Professional employer organizations which are engaged in providing human resources and human resources management services to staff client businesses. They also assign workers to client locations, thereby assuming responsibility as an employer while providing a cost-effective approach to the management and administration of the human resources functions of its clients on a contract basis.
The temporary help agencies in Anchorage typically employ many more workers than the smaller employment agencies. These firms provide temporary employees to other businesses to support or to add to their workforce in special situations, such as employee absences, temporary skill shortages, and varying seasonal workloads. Temporary workers are employed and paid by the temporary help services firm, but are contracted out to a client for either a prearranged fee or an agreed hourly wage. Some companies choose to use temporary workers full time on an ongoing basis, rather than employ permanent staff, who typically would receive greater salaries and benefits. As a result, the overwhelming majority of workers in the temporary help services segment of the
industry are temporary workers; relatively few are permanent staff.