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Old 01-01-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Oneida, NY
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Exclamation Advice on temp agencies in Nashville area?

I've been getting some excellent info off this forum. Nice to see people reaching out to offer advice. Here is my scenario and I hope someone can offer some good tips.

I'm currently living in St. Pete, FL and have decided (after much research) that I will relocate to the Nashville area. I have some family there and want to get out of Florida for a variety of reasons. I'm working in the mortgage industry (not as a loan officer, thank goodness) and have experience in insurance claims, purchasing, mortgage operations, customer service..kind of a jack of all trades-master of none kind of guy.

Since moving to an area without a job isn't smart, I've decided to hit the temp agencies hard with the idea that, if I can get my hands on a 4-6 month temp assignment at $14-17/hour, I should be able to find a permanent position within that time frame.

I'm looking for any recommendations or experiences regarding the local temp market. Any good agencies/recruiters that you have worked with? Ease or difficulty of getting a temp job? Any particular industries to target? Do the local major employers use temp agencies?

Any other suggestions about getting the foot in the door in Nashville/Murfreesboro/Franklin area?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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Have you got any claims experience in casualty/car insurance? If so, I will send you a link.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Oneida, NY
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Artemis..I have 9 years in auto claims experience but I'm trying to stay away from that career, if possible. I will consider subrogation or claims auditing, if available. I got tired of being screamed at, threatened, cursed at, being told to do things that were not physically possible, thrown out of body shops. As you can see, I didn't enjoy being an adjuster. However, I do appreciate the offer and will take a look at the link. Thanks
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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My company currently has postings for a Salvage Coordinator, the rest would be appraisal or adjusting positions. I will send you a link via PM. When you are logged in, look up in the right hand corner of the page. thats where the PMs are located.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
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Default A few ideas

Good morning! There are some great staffing agencies in town...a few of my personal recommendations would be StaffMark in Brentwood, Randstad in Cool Springs and Robert Half in Nashville. Robert Half has several divisions, and IT may be their primary focus, but I'd still contact them. I have names and phone numbers if you'd like to contact me directly. They're also on my website at Your Middle Tennessee Real Estate Expert - Middle Tennessee's Real Estate Expert for Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, and Greater Nashville under Helpful Links.

Good luck to you in your search!

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Originally Posted by lefty514 View Post
I've been getting some excellent info off this forum. Nice to see people reaching out to offer advice. Here is my scenario and I hope someone can offer some good tips.

I'm currently living in St. Pete, FL and have decided (after much research) that I will relocate to the Nashville area. I have some family there and want to get out of Florida for a variety of reasons. I'm working in the mortgage industry (not as a loan officer, thank goodness) and have experience in insurance claims, purchasing, mortgage operations, customer service..kind of a jack of all trades-master of none kind of guy.

Since moving to an area without a job isn't smart, I've decided to hit the temp agencies hard with the idea that, if I can get my hands on a 4-6 month temp assignment at $14-17/hour, I should be able to find a permanent position within that time frame.

I'm looking for any recommendations or experiences regarding the local temp market. Any good agencies/recruiters that you have worked with? Ease or difficulty of getting a temp job? Any particular industries to target? Do the local major employers use temp agencies?

Any other suggestions about getting the foot in the door in Nashville/Murfreesboro/Franklin area?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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Spartan Staffing is a excellent service...........mainly wharehouse work and light industrial..........some clerical........i got a job quick!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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I had good experiences with Staffmark for the most part. I never found a temp job making that much money, but I had considerably less experience at the time than you do. I would avoid Randstad.
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