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Three Reasons to Partner With a Local Employment Agency Amid Record High Unemployment

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and has unfortunately left millions of Americans jobless. In the one-month-period from March to April 2020, the unemployment rate rose from 4.4% to 14.7%. Thankfully, your employees aren’t included in these statistics, because your company has fared well so far. 

In fact, your business is doing so well, you need to hire. Many people are searching for warehouse jobs hiring now, so you’ve probably been inundated with resumeswhich can be quite overwhelming.  

Teaming up with a local staffing agency can be a wise move right now because you have enough on your plate. Here’s what you have to gain by making this move. 

Three Reasons to Partner With a Local Employment Agency During the Pandemic 

Find the Right Fit 

Receiving dozens — or even hundreds of resumes — for one open position makes finding the best person for the job like searching for a needle in a haystack. You don’t have time to read all those applications, but if you don’t, you might miss out on your perfect candidate.  

This is a non-issue when you work with a staffing partner because they’ll vet candidates for you. All you’ll have to do is meet with their top contenders and make your final choice. 

Save Time and Money 

Chances are, business is booming if you need to hire during the pandemic. Of course, trying to fill an open position is only one of your many job duties, so it might get put on the backburner.  

In the interim, your existing team will have to work overtime, causing payroll expenses to rise and morale to decline. Being short-staffed will also likely mean productivity takes a hit because there’s only so much your team can accomplish during one shift. 

A staffing firm can save you time and money because they’ll fill your open positions quickly and efficiently — sometimes even the same day.  

Create a Flexible Workforce 

Your business is thriving right now — and that’s amazing. However, there’s no way to know what the future holds. Therefore, it’s more important than ever to be able to quickly scale back operations, if necessary. 

Working with a recruiter gives you more flexibility with hiring. Instead of taking on permanent, full-time workers, you can hire on a temporary or temp-to-hire basis. This allows you the flexibility needed in the current uncertain state of the world. 

Need a little help finding the right fit for your warehouse team?

HTSS, Inc. is here to guide your search. Contact us today to discuss a partnership! 


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.