BARRYSTAFF applauds client’s speedy, safe evacuation

 

VANDALIA, OH – BARRYSTAFF is applauding the speedy evacuation by the All Service Plastic Molding (ASPM) team in light of a chemical incident early Wednesday morning.

BARRYSTAFF has enjoyed a partnership with ASPM for over 20 years. About 30 BARRYSTAFF employees presently work on site at the Vandalia plant.

“This is why training is so important,” said BARRYSTAFF president Doug Barry. “This is why we cover that information so extensively in orientation classes and it’s why we practice drills.

“It’s all worth it when you run into an incident like this,” he said.

The ASPM team is still investigating to definitely determine what led to odorous fumes being released in the plant.

Employees returned to work shortly after proper ventilation of the facility. BARRYSTAFF would like to remind its employees to report to work as regularly scheduled.

 

 

 

Job Hunting? 5 Reasons to Consider Using a Staffing Agency

If you’re an active job seeker or simply looking to expand your career horizons, many experts say that in today’s market, working with a recruiter can give you a substantial leg-up.

Combining new technology and staffing expertise to speed up and simplify your job search, these benefits may account for why the staffing and recruitment industry is growing substantially.

Here are five reasons to consider working with a staffing agency, from the experts at Randstad US, a human resources consulting firm.

• Access to “hidden” jobs. Recruiters are often tasked by companies to hire for positions not advertised publicly. The only way to find them is through a staffing agency. Often, these positions are the most sought after in the marketplace, and in some of the most desirable workplaces.

• A huge number of companies rely on them. As the economy embraces an “on-demand” workforce, more employers are turning to staffing firms who use emerging job search technologies alongside their human instincts to deliver the best-fit talent they seek. In fact, more than eight in 10 employers (82 percent) at least somewhat agree that by 2025, their reliance on staffing/recruiting partners will increase, according to Randstad’s Workplace 2025 study.

• Recruiters can be your career agent. Wading through hundreds of online job boards, company ads and social media sites can be complicated, time-consuming and frustrating. You don’t have to go it alone. A recruiter can help you with your job search, enhance your resume, provide career advice and more. The best recruiters look beyond your resume to understand your career goals, workplace expectations and values to identify the best-fit jobs for you within the digital landscape.

• Not just for temps. Many people assume staffing agencies only offer temporary positions. Recruiters are often asked to search for full-time, permanent and temporary-to-hire positions across a wide range of industries. Even those who begin working as a temporary employee are often hired permanently after proving their value. In fact, the Workplace 2025 study says 56 percent of companies say many of the top talent in their company began as temporary workers.

• It’s free. There aren’t many things you can get for free these days, but the many benefits of working with a staffing company are among them.

“Be sure to work with a recruiter who is passionate about helping you reach your potential,” says Jim Link, chief human resources officer, Randstad North America. “They should play the role of trusted human partner in today’s technology-driven world to ensure you are recognized as an individual, not just another resume.”

Given that more than half of employers (51 percent) named staffing/recruiting firms as their most effective method for finding full-time and contract workers, job seekers should consider taking advantage of this resource to improve their job search chances.

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May jobs report shows lowest unemployment rate since 2001

DAYTON, OH — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued employment data for the month of May.

“The unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent,” said BARRYSTAFF president Doug Barry said. “That’s the lowest in 16 years.”

Since January, the unemployment rate has declined by 0.5 percentage point, and the number of unemployed has decreased by 774,000. The new data shows that employment numbers in major industries such as manufacturing changed little from the month before. It did reflect an uptick in overtime — edging up by 0.1 hour to 3.3 hours.

Job gains occurred in healthcare and mining.

“There was hope that job gains would actually be more significant in May,” Barry said. “That’s not what happened. But unemployment is still low. Keep in mind that it was around 10 percent in 2009.”

BarryStaff Inc. is an award-winning employment agency that hires workers for more than 100 employers throughout the Miami Valley. The majority of them are in manufacturing.

 

Better Business Bureau Honors BARRYSTAFF

BARRYSTAFF is a 2017 Eclipse Integrity Award winner.

The longtime employment agency was honored May 9, 2017 at a gala in the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center. The award recognizes organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior commitment to ethics and integrity in the marketplace.

BARRYSTAFF is the first staffing company to win the award.

“This is an incredible honor,” BARRYSTAFF president Doug Barry said. “When my parents founded this company back in 1980, they founded it on integrity. This award means a lot.”

Founder Pam Barry agreed.

“There were lean times in the beginning,” she said. “To look at where BARRYSTAFF is today, it’s just out of this world.”

BARRYSTAFF seeks out and staffs employees for over a hundred companies in the Dayton region. Most of them are manufacturers, although BARRYSTAFF hires a high number of clerical employees as well.

The company prides itself on the ability to quality employees of all varieties. Local employers have called on BARRYSTAFF to help them find architects, chemists and engineers. Whatever the request, BARRYSTAFF will deliver.

BARRYSTAFF took home the top prize for intermediate sized businesses (15-99 employees). Other winners included Solid Rock Roofing Inc., The Cakery, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, The Humane Society of Greater Dayton and Echoing Hills Village Inc.

“BARRYSTAFF has its finger on the pulse of the economic climate and workforce needs of our community,” said Dayton BBB president and CEO John North. “For decades, they have operated with integrity as they prepared and matched workforce with Miami Valley businesses.

“Your BBB is proud to honor BARRYSTAFF as a 2017 Eclipse Integrity Award winner,” he said.

 

New jobs report shows manufacturing has momentum

DAYTON, OH – This morning the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued employment data for the month of April.

“The report shows that manufacturing has momentum — the kind of momentum we haven’t seen in several years,” said BARRYSTAFF President Doug Barry. “Our company has noticed the change.”

BarryStaff hires workers for more than 100 employers throughout the Miami Valley. The majority of them are in manufacturing.

According to the new report, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April (a 10-year low). The number of unemployed persons, at 7.1 million, changed little. Over the year, the unemployment rate has declined by 0.6 percentage point, and the number of unemployed has fallen by 854,000.

Earlier this week employment website Indeed.com noted that April was the strongest month for hiring in almost two years. The manufacturing industry was a major reason why.

“Is this like the 1980s? No, it’s not,” he explained. “But it’s much better than it was 10 years ago. And that’s making a difference for everyday people in the Dayton area.”