Buffalo Staffing Agencies
Staffing and recruiting agencies are among the first businesses to witness broad-based job growth, seeing which sectors heat up the fastest and reacting to demand for employees.
When it comes to many jobs in the new Buffalo, they are the gatekeepers, providing the first level of employee vetting. For job seekers at various levels, these agencies provide opportunities that can lead to permanent employment.
Here are some of the staffing agencies matching people with jobs in Western New York’s growing economy.
Headquartered: Williamsville, but moving to Larkinville this summer.
Specialties: Professional, managerial and executive, especially in financial, technical and business/headquarters.
Ownership: Ron Faso, John Baldo and Sam Russo.
Number of offices: 1
Number of placements: 300 in 2015. About 20 per month on average and growing.
SelectOne has seen increased demand for software engineers, specialty engineers, engineering managers with advanced manufacturing experience, business-to-business sales leadership and financial analysis. The advanced manufacturing, banking, tech startup and early lifecycle sectors are also growing, the company said.
But with the increased demand for skilled workers, the skills gap has widened, making it more difficult for growing companies to find the help they need. Several companies have relocated to Buffalo or expanded here, putting pressure on existing local companies to keep their people as competition for talent increases.
In order for Buffalo’s new growth to be sustainable, the region will have to establish a more effective pipeline of skilled workers and leaders, partner Sam Russo said.
“The companies we work with have a watchful eye on the waning population of workers trained in skilled trades, ” he said.
Superior Workforce Solutions, a member of Superior Group
Employees: 1, 100 locally, 8, 300 globally
Specialties: Advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aircraft, banking and financial services, engineering, healthcare, hospitality, industrial gases, IT, life sciences, manufacturing pharmaceutical and professional/business services.
Owner: Closely held by a family that includes the company’s president and CEO, Lynne Marie Finn.