Our rural location and limited population base makes using a temp. agency nearly impossible. I used to use it myself about 5 years ago for a personal side business and the quality of personnel available was...well...interesting, to say the least.
The 'joke' was that the local temp agencies only had people who had run out of cash for booze the day before. (So they were only available 1-2 days a week.) You also had to get them early in the day because after 9 AM, the only ones available were either hungover or already drunk. I still remember some of the signs in the temp. agency building itself...something like "no alcohol consumption allowed on the premises" and "If you haven't been assigned a job by 10 AM, you cannot sleep here". All the signs posted just reminded me that the typical employee you would receive lives at the local homeless shelter.
Oh...and the temp agency shared the building with a 'payday loan' office.
Lucy24: These aren't minimum wage jobs, they are in the manufacturing industry. Laser cutting...welding...fabrication, etc.
...any decent recruitment consultant
I checked and we don't have a recruitment consultant (that I can find) in our city.