Back in 1966, the Institute of Temporary Services was created to help maintain and manage the quality of temporary help solutions. These services were designed to help businesses promote flexible employment opportunities for people. Eventually, the American Staffing Association was developed to ensure that federal and state legislation did not hamper the staffing industry.
While still maintaining the same core values, the American Staffing Association has experienced several name changes over the years. The Institute of Temporary Services became the National Association of Temporary Services in 1970. Then in 1994, the association continued to expand and became the National Association of Temporary and Staffing Services. Again in 1999, the association was renamed to better "reflect the full range of staffing and human resource services" and ultimately became the American Staffing Association.
For over three decades, the people at Express Employment Specialists have been connecting skilled applicants with companies in need. Founders Robert A. Funk, William H. Stoller, and James Gray all worked for the old staffing agency, Acme Personnel, until the agency's president passed away. At that time, the three men continued to maintain many of the Acme offices, but in 1983 developed the agency into what is known today as Express Employment Specialists.
Since that year, the company has grown into one of the most experienced, longstanding staffing agencies available. Based out of Oklahoma City, Express strives to bring hope to people who have trouble finding work or who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
Particularly in today's economy, hope like this isn't so easily obtained. Express has proven that it can thrive in even the lowest economic downturns. Near the company's beginning, the economy in the US took a hit, and while many other businesses failed, Express still brought in more than two billion dollars in revenue.
Aerotek is a staffing agency that formed in 1983 and specialized in providing staffing for aerospace and engineering businesses. It is owned by Allegis Group, one of the leading staffing agencies in the world.
In a nutshell, business took off very quickly for Aerotek, so they adopted more and more industries and expanded. Shortly after, in the 1990s, TEKsystems was born and separated from Aerotek as its own specializing company.
TEKsystems specializes in only information technology, and for the past couple decades they've been growing, just like other subsidiaries of Allegis. Today, they employ about 3,500 people (most of which are recruiters and account managers) and service approximately 6,000 client sites. And they've got friends in high places-82% of the Fortune 500 companies make up a part of these client sites.
But that's not all. TEKsystems has over 80,000 technology experts working on these sites, and they rake in about $3 billion each year. Needless to say, in a world where technology has become a prominent, if not crucial resource, TEKsystems was smart to branch off on their own and become the expert in it.
Based in Hanover, Maryland (as is the case with any Allegis Group sub-company), TEKsystems has about 100 locations worldwide. Not as big as some other staffing agencies, but to be fair, they also pay attention to only one industry.