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Temporary employment agencies

Effective April 1, 2017, the University of Arizona has entered into new contracts with five agencies to provide temporary staffing services. Learn more.  

Temporary employment agencies play an important role in helping the University of Arizona fill short-term staffing needs.

Advantages to Hiring Departments:

  • Effective and timely means for filling short-term staffing needs
  • Useful way to determine whether workload justifies additional staff, and at what FTE

Disadvantages to Hiring Departments:

  • Cost can sometimes be higher than a UA employee in the same position
  • Exact qualification matches can be harder to find than performing a search for a UA employee

Please consult with Human Resources if your staffing need becomes longer term and a recruitment should be performed.

Current Contracts with Temporary Employment Agencies

Effective April 1, 2017, the University of Arizona has entered into new contracts with five agencies to provide temporary staffing services. Under the new temporary staffing contracts, departments will determine the hourly wage to be paid to a temporary worker, and the staffing agency will add a fixed percentage markup to cover its costs. Details can be found in the following PDF document (click on link or image to open):