Staffing Agencies

In addition to providing income during your job search, a professional staffing agency can help you:

  • Network for a full-time job
  • Become familiar with different companies and industries
  • Meet and network with people in your field
  • Build your skills with free training
  • Try out a particular employer
  • Enhance work experience and add skills to your resume
  • Fill in the gap between graduation and full-time work or between jobs
  • Decide on a career path

Types of job placements:

  • Temporary or contract, where you work on an interim basis
  • Temp-to-perm or temp-to-hire, where you work on a trial basis to determine if the job is a good fit
  • Direct hire or permanent, where you are recruited by the staffing firm and then hired by its customer

Fields handled by staffing agencies include:

  • Health Care: Physicians, dentists, nurses, hygienists, medical technicians, therapists and home health aides
  • Professional: Accountants, bookkeepers, attorneys, paralegals, managers, advertising and marketing execs
  • Technical and Scientific: Engineers, scientists, lab technicians, draftsmen, tech writers, programmers
  • Clerical: Secretaries, general office clerks, receptionists, administrative assistants and cashiers
  • Industrial: Manual laborers, food handlers, cleaners, assemblers, drivers and maintenance workers

How it works:

  • Find the agencies that work in your field of interest; most candidates register with several
  • Each company has its own application process; check the website or call for directions
  • Most firms will have you complete an online application or profile
  • Some will require a computer skills test or similiar and possibly an interview
  • Be patient and persistent. Check in at least once a week with firms you have registered with

Boston-area firms:

Most offer temporary, temp-to-perm and/or permanent job assignments


Adecco Staffing Boston
99 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-951-0108

Specialties: Accounting, engineering, finance, customer service, creative, hospitality, IT, marketing and science.

25 Braintree Hill Park Suite 402
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-356-6900

Specialties: Accounting & finance, administrative health services, administrative, architecture, clinical research, energy, engineering, environmental, labor, manufacturing, mortgage, scientific

20 Custom House Street # 600
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-603-2040

Specialties: Administrative, customer service, financial services, healthcare, human resources, marketing, supply chain & logistics

American Personnel
133 Federal Street, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-556-0100 (Accounting & Finance)
617-350-0080 (Business Services) 617-350-5590 (Healthcare)   

Specialties: Accounting & Finance, Business Services, Healthcare

The Bowdoin Group
745 Atlantic Avenue, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 781-263-5200

Specialties: Financial information & services technology, financial services, healthcare information services & technology, life sciences, media, software technology & services

Cleary Consultants
21 Merchants Row
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-367-7819

Specialties: Accounting, administrative, advertising, banking, executive search, finance, IT, legal, marketing, medical, office support, sales, travel, web & software development

8 Faneuil Hall North Marketplace, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-973-5151 

Specialties: IT placement, administrative, payroll, marketing and creative services

Hollister Staffing Inc.
75 State Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-654-0200

Specialties: Technology, accounting & finance, administrative & HR

Kelly Services
10 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-956-0870

Specialties: Finance & accounting, education, engineering, information technology, law, science and healthcare

93 Franklin Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-426-0566        

Specialties: Accounting & finance, call center & customer service, creative & marketing, engineering, hospitality, human resources, industrial & manufacturing, IT, office & administrative, sales, skilled trades, transportation & warehousing

Professional Staffing Group
155 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-250-1000

Specialties: Office administration, creative & marketing, financial services, healthcare & nursing, human resources, accounting & finance, IT & hardware support, higher education, call center, sales

15 Broad Street, #612
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-227-2090

Specialties: Accounting, administrative, finance, medical, office, & technology

1 Cate Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801-3735
Phone: 877-787-2821

Specialties: Pharmaceutical and Biotech

Total Clerical Services (a Panther Global Group Brand)
18 Tremont Street, Suite 135

Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-248-0780/800-708-8367 (Toll Free)

Specialties: Accounting, administrative, customer service, creative, healthcare, human resources, legal

Ultimate Staffing
101 Federal Street, 21st floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-330-1210

Specialties: Administrative, call center, clerical, customer service, healthcare, human resources, light industrial, management, marketing, sales, technical


AVID Technical Resources
185 Devonshire Street, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-951-1880

Specialties: Applications development and infrastructure support

70 Blanchard Road, Suite 102
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 781-221-5800

Specialties: Software/hardware engineering, design & drafting, programming

TRIAD Engineering Corp
131 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: 781-273-1880

Specialties: A range of engineering, design & drafting, and R&D technicians & technology support

Commonwealth Sciences
11 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 781-501-5000

Specialties: recruiting firm specializing in life sciences, primarily science, engineering, & green technologies


Favorite Staffing
333 Washington Street, 8th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-367-2607

Specialties: Healthcare

Maxim Staffing Solutions
110 Second Avenue
Needham, MA, 02494
Phone: 781-400-7105

Specialties: Allied health, healthcare information management, nursing, physician


711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-535-6000

Specialties: graphics, creative arts, communication, marketing, IT, and design

Communications Collaborative (a subsidiary of Pile & Company)
179 Lincoln Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-536-3700

Specialties: marketing, advertising, and communications

The Creative Group: A Robert Half Company
125 High Street
High Street Tower, 20th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-526-8899

Specialties: Graphic designers, production artists, web production artists, presentation specialists, proofreaders, web designers, web developers, marketing & communication managers, desktop publishers, copywriters

Dana Associates, Inc
353R Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-661-0779

Specialties: specialize in placing sales and marketing professionals in the software, hardware, internetworking, telecommunications, business services, sales, management

The Talent Group
28 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-242-5624

Specialties: Advertising, marketing, marketing communications

Semper International
607 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-557-3000

Specialties: Advertising, communications, customer service, graphic arts, marketing

To find additional staffing agencies in the Boston area:

Go to and follow these steps

Scroll over Member Directory (top right of page)

This will bring you to the Business Directory

Under Category/Keyword, select: Employment Agencies & Executive Search Firms

Security Tips for your job search

The great majority of employers are honest, but for those employers who are not, be aware of these security tips:

  • Never pay a recruiter or an employer for a job
  • Never supply bank account, social security number or credit card information
  • If the job sounds too good to be true, it probably is (examples, “no experience necessary” “ earn money fast”)
  • When you are in doubt, ask a career counselor in the Career Development department or Google the company name with the word “scam.”

Contact Info

P: 617-373-2430
F: 617-373-4231

103 Stearns Center
420 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Individual Appointments

Monday - Thursday,  8:30am-6:00pm
Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
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Drop-In Schedule 

Monday - Friday,  1:30-3:30pm
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