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Wanted: More Job Applicants

While unemployment remains a big problem, one agency is having trouble finding enough applicants. Troy-based Kelly Services says, right now, they have more jobs openings than people to fill them.

Analysts say one of the first signs of an economic recovery is when companies begin hiring temporary workers. It's a conservative move, but many want to wait to see a more robust comeback.

WWJ spoke with Kelly Services Territory Manager Chris Stark, who said they need more applicants.

"We are certainly looking for more candidates. We have a number of open positions in our standard office clerical and light industrial positions, and also in our professional and technical areas," Stark said.

"A lot of companies right now do need to have some flexible abilities and alternatives for their staffing model. And, we at Kelly are observing a very classic pattern of genuine sustainable staffing recovery as we come out of this most recent recession," he said.

Since September of 2009 temporary staffing has jumped twenty-six-percent.

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