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Using employment agencies can assist companies, candidates in job searches

Midlands Business Journal ? May 9, 2014

Sometimes people need assistance finding the right job and companies need assistance finding the right employees. Local staffing agencies are a great resource to supplement local businesses with the talent they need to grow their business, said Chris Marx, manager at Aureus Group ? Executive Search. ?Many searches are not advertised and thus using a staffing agency will introduce talented people to these positions,? Marx said. Since talent is coveted by every organization in the metropolitan area, local staffing agencies are great options to help businesses find that talent, Marx said. Part of the value of working with a staffing agency is providing a business with applicants who may not be actively seeking employment. ?One of the concerns many job seekers have is the time and effort it takes to search for a different opportunity,? he said. ?We alleviate some of those concerns by being an eye on the street to bring appropriate opportunities to applicants.? Job candidates who use employment firms can become more efficient in a job search, Marx said. A staffing firm representative has contacts with hiring officials throughout the area, region or country. Additionally, searching for a new opportunity and making an emotional investment regarding a job change can be hard for some people. ?Having the ability to work with a professional that will assist a job seeker with guidance, networking tips and general job search information is priceless,? he said.