Phillips Staffing of Charleston joined staffing firms from all over the United States in observing National Staffing Employee Week Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
The week, an initiative of the American Staffing Association and the South Carolina Staffing Association, was set aside to honor temporary and contract employees working for U.S. staffing firms.
In South Carolina, more than 64,900 temporary workers are employed every week -- more than 300,000 annually. This accounts for more than $2.6 billion in sales each year. These workers are employed in all fields, and many of these jobs lead to full-time employment.
“National Staffing Employee Week salutes the temporary and contract employees who contribute to the economy of South Carolina and that of our entire nation,” Phillips Staffing Chief Executive Officer Blanton Phillips said. “Phillips Staffing is proud to be a leader in an industry that provides so many benefits to employees, to businesses, and to the Southeastern economy.”
Phillips hosted “thank you” luncheons for employees in all 10 of its South Carolina and Georgia offices and sent personal thank you letters to associates. They also distributed office posters, electronic messaging to clients and business leaders and hosted many other activities.
"Companies are drawn here because of the availability of flexible, talented and efficient labor, and they depend on our industry’s expertise and services to find, hire, and deploy the people that they need to be successful,” Phillips Staffing President Ed Parris said.