Municipal contracts boost ASOs’ impact

Dec 14, 2017 No Comments by

Members GoodTemps in Muskegon, Michigan and WorkSquare in Miami, Florida have added significant new business in 2017 servicing multi-year staffing contracts with their respective City and County governments.

GoodTemps’ three-year contract with the City of Muskegon has added over 100 new positions and generated over $1 million in new revenue, staffing the City’s L.C. Walker Arena, Hartshorn Marina and City Hall, and maintaining local parks, cemeteries and highways. The Arena uses a mix of ushers, concessions, box office and management workers, primarily from October through April. Rounding out the calendar, April to October brings seasonal demand for outdoor maintenance workers. Job opportunities at City Hall vary from white-collar to maintenance. In the words of GoodTemps Director Jay Wallace, “it’s been a lot of work but with very few problems.”

In Miami, WorkSquare more than doubled its administrative staff to recruit and support candidates for clerical, labor/maintenance and election jobs with Miami/Dade County. Already since July, WorkSquare has employed some 600 workers through the contract. About 60% of the positions are seasonal, and the remainder are a mix of long-term hire and temp-to-hire.

CEO Ian James reports that the County’s 30+ departments operate independently, with different requirements for communication and invoicing, so the first couple months involved a steep learning curve and cash flow issues created by held invoices until requirements were met. After that, things have been relatively smooth, and the WorkSquare team is excited about this growth and opportunity to diversify their solid hospitality business portfolio. Ian adds, “This is bringing our company to a whole other level.”


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