Author: Jerry Brenholz

Are You Building Temples?

A traveler passes a quarry and sees three men working. The traveler asks the first man what he is doing and he replies “cutting stone.” The second says “earning money to feed and shelter my family.” When the third man is questioned, he proclaims “I am building a temple.”

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The Importance Of The NMSDC Opportunity Fair

Next week is the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Conference and Opportunity Fair in San Antonio, Texas. Angelique Solorio, our Corporate Outreach Diversity Manager, will be attending along with Fran Garfinkel, one of our Account Executives. We’ve been a member of the NMSDC for over 20 years and our pending attendance at the conference got […]

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Celebrating National Staffing Employee Week

September 16th through the 20th is National Staffing Employee Week (NSEW), a time to recognize the hard work and valuable contributions that temporary and contract employees make working at firms ranging from small to large and encompassing all industries. I want to thank the many people who we have placed in contract positions this past […]

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ATR International Celebrates 25 Years

25 years ago I had an experience that changed my life, my family’s life and subsequently, I think, the lives of many others.  I was an experienced mechanical engineer with a Master’s Degree and was working as a consultant at the time when I received a call from a recruiter.  They wanted to know if […]

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A Few Bad Apples Don’t Have to Ruin an Industry

It sometimes seems as though there is no shortage of negative articles about the staffing industry. The online industry publication Staffing Talk ran The Associated Press takes on Temp Nation in July and it’s just one of the latest casting the industry in a negative light. Much of the bad news comes from stories that […]

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We Don’t Want Your Business and Here’s Why

We recently had an experience that doesn’t happen all the time – we decided not to submit a proposal in response to an RFP that we received. Sounds crazy to turn down the opportunity for work but it really isn’t. We (and I’m sure others) do it more than you might think, though not often. […]

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