Alternative staffing is a key form of labor market intermediation worthy of consideration alongside that provided by other community-based job placement programs. Furthermore, an examination of alternative staffing services underscores the essential role that supports to employment play in job-brokering for workers who are disadvantaged in the labor market because these are businesses that tend simultaneously and daily to the two sides of the work relationship (worker-client and customer business). Much can be learned from their experiences about the expertise and resources required to effectively broker jobs for these kinds of workers—expertise and resources that could be necessary if public-sector institutions and other NGOs are given increasing responsibility for brokering jobs for workers who face labor market disadvantages.
Carré, Françoise; Herranz, Jr., Joaquín; Seavey, Dorie; Vickers, Carlha; Aull, Ashley; and Keegan, Rebecca, "Alternative Job Brokering: Addressing Labor Market Disadvantages, Improving the Temp Experience, and Enhancing Job Opportunities" (2003). Center for Social Policy Publications. 45.