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Frequently Asked Questions by employees

Q: What type of staffing does First Place Staffing do?
A: We do temporary and direct placement for all office administration support positions. These may include general clerical, reception, customer service, data entry, accounts payable / receivable, secretary and administrative assistant. We also fill controller and marketing positions. In addition to office support, we also staff warehouse and food service positions.

Q: Is there a cost to the job applicant to use First Place Staffing's services?
A: No. There is absolutely no cost to our associates to find employment through First Place Staffing.

Q: What geographical area does your office cover?
A: We place associates in assignments primarily in Westchester County but also in New York City and the Greenwich - Stamford area of Fairfield County.

Q: How does First Place Staffing find the right job for me?
A: Our evaluation process includes assessments of your work habits, attention to detail and math skills, multi-tasking abilities and comfort level working in a team environment. Of course, we also test your software skills for Microsoft Office programs. We are then able to see what positions would be best for you based on your past work experience and skill set. If you are placed in a position that enables you to take advantage of your strengths, you are more likely to succeed and be happy in your job.

Q: Do temporary positions ever lead to a permanent job?
A: Yes, we are very active filling these positions and many associates have gotten excellent career positions through our office with "temp to perm".

Q: If I haven't worked in a few years, is it still possible to get a job through First Place Staffing?
A: Yes. Most likely the initial jobs will be temporary ones to enable you to gain some recent experience in the current workplace. If you perform well on these assignments, you can build on them to get a permanent position.

Frequently Asked Questions by employers:

Q: Can I get First Place Staffing's rate sheet for temporary help?
A: There is no rate sheet. Each job order we fill requires certain skills and experience and may be filled with associates that have varied work histories and skill levels. We are very competitive in price, and provide one of the most rigid screening processes in the industry.

Q: Can I pay our invoice with a credit card?
A: No, unfortunately First Place Staffing does not accept payment by credit card.

Q: Does First Place Staffing do positional or departmental out-sourcing?
A: Yes. For clients that do not wish to have workers on their payroll, we have an excellent payrolling program which handles all the human resource functions for a work staff and relieves you of the related employer costs.

Q: What is your testing policy ? How do I know your candidate is properly evaluated for my company ?
A: All candidates with computer skills are evaluated on our state-of-the-art programs. We then relate their results directly to the skill level you required in your job order. ( eg. Basic Excel, advanced MS Word etc.) Only those that meet your requirements will be assigned.

Q: Do you have specific Accounting evaluations ?
A: Yes. We can evaluate skills in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeping, Payroll and General Ledger. We also have a specific Quickbooks test.

Q: Do you do specific higher level searches ?
A: As part of our goal to be your HR Partner, we will conduct search and placement for any positions in your company. With our wide network of recruiting sources, we are able to identify candidates for finance, accounting, marketing , operations and human resource positions. Remember, you don't pay us a fee unless / until the candidate actually starts with your company.

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