social groupLeading contract staffing back-office service provider Top Echelon Contracting (TEC) has launched a new LinkedIn Group to give recruiters access to opportunities for contract placement opportunities. The LinkedIn group, “Contract Staffing for Recruiters,” is frequently updated with information pertinent to contract staffing including topics such as news and trends, discussions, contract staffing articles, general recruiting articles, training videos and tools, polls, and product special offers. The LinkedIn group exists solely for use by recruiters and any interested recruiter can join the group at the Contract Staffing Recruiters page.

The group is intended especially to help recruiters within LinkedIn take advantage of new placement opportunities that have opened up thanks to the recent upswing in contract staffing. Indeed, the American Staffing Association has reported that the temporary help services industry has adding almost half-a-million workers which have accounted for over 90 percent of jobs newly created between June 2009 and June 2011.

“Top Echelon Contracting was created in 1992 to help recruiters make contract placements. The most obvious way we do that is through our back-office services, but we are always looking for other ways to help recruiters be successful in contracting,” said Debbie Fledderjohann, president of TEC. “What we are trying to do with this group in particular is create a community where recruiters who are doing contracting can share their own experiences and advice. We really encourage members to add their own information and start discussions.”

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