Staffing Agencies sometimes get a bad rap, but these days many employers will turn to staffing agencies as they downsize and outsource their HR departments. Like any industry, you may find some bad apples, but do your research and go with the best. Following, you will find some good reasons to go that route:
Flexibility. Maybe you are only available for a certain amount of time and aren’t looking for a temp to hire position. Staffing agencies have a wide variety of jobs available including projects that may last for a few weeks to many months.
Maybe you’ve heard good and bad about XYZ company but want to find out for yourself. Go through a staffing agency and check it out. Perhaps, you will love it and want to join that organization. Or you think, this is not for me! Work your notice and have them send you somewhere else. Working for a staffing agency is a great way to try before you buy, so to speak.
Get some experience. Suppose you are a student and would like to get some practical experience in your major. You can find a job through a staffing agency in that field (entry level, of course) and get firsthand knowledge of your future career. If you are studying mechatronics and can work in a manufacturing plant, that is going to look much better on your resume than retail or fast food.
Make business contacts. When you are working ANY job, you have a better chance of making contacts and hearing about potential employment than if you are sitting at home. Plus, you are earning a paycheck. It’s a win/win!
In conclusion, I would encourage you to ignore naysayers and find out for yourself. Working for a staffing agency just might be the smartest decision in finding a job that works for you!