An Alternative to Temporary Staffing: Considerations for Workforce Practitioners

by Deena Schwartz; Françoise Carré; Laura E. Johnson; Linda Kato

Jul 2, 2012

The temporary staffing industry has become a fixture of the US economy in recent decades, and workforce practitioners are increasingly noting the prevalence of temporary jobs in the low-skilled labor market. To ensure that these jobs are a stepping stone for job seekers -- and to tap into additional sources of revenue -- a growing number of social service organizations have launched their own staffing businesses, known as alternative staffing organizations (ASOs).
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