In this time of economic decline, many companies are downsizing to keep afloat. However, for corporations that are centered around commodity production, departments and employees who are involved in the hands on manufacturing, like automation and light industrial workers, remain invaluable. While ‘paper pushers’ are more likely to have their jobs reorganized or eliminated, jobs ‘in the field’ are not so easily done away with. Hands will always be needed to make consumable products. Because of this, Automation Temp Agencies and placement organizations continue to serve an important purpose in our economy at large.

Automation is the application of machines, information technology, and control systems to maximize productivity manufacturing and the delivery of various services. Sometimes referred to as ‘Light Industrial Work’ these jobs include assembly, materials handling, inventory control, communication, telephone operation, and even medical specialties that require the operation of machinery and automated technology. Light industry and automation usually need less heavy machinery than other sorts of goods management, and can consists of the construction of consumer products like clothing and electronics. The skill sets needed tend to be manageable to master and safe to practice. These are jobs that do not need a huge amount of training to complete, but are generally valued services that workers can niche themselves into with time.

Automation is a step past basic Mechanization which provides human operators with machines to assist them with the muscular demands of work. As technology becomes more sophisticated some automation jobs will be replaced entirely with machines that fulfill the same purpose. However, those technologies still require development and maintenance by skilled human beings who can apply sensitivity and common sense that, as of yet, can still not be synthesized by a computer. So, while automation can be viewed as a process that will put people out of work, it in fact is still an industry that requires human skill, and merely changes the way that we interact with manufacturing at large.

Automation Temporary Placement Agencies are companies who specialize in placing automation workers in open manufacturing jobs. Because this industry is in constant flux, due to the economic demands of production and technology refinement, there is a large amount of turn over for these occupations. Automation Temp Agencies serve a dual purpose. Companies in need of light industrial workers need employees who can be placed and acclimated to their jobs quickly. This means finding individuals who can start soon and pick up tasks with efficiency to keep the operations of manufacturing running smoothly and effectively. Temp agencies are essential to such businesses’ success in meeting the unsteady demands of the market. They literally help businesses to ‘strike while the financial iron is hot.’ Because these jobs are sometimes short term, temp agencies also assists skilled laborers in finding consistent work. These agencies hold the resumes and training experience of many types of workers and provide interview and hiring services to many companies, streamlining the process of placing qualified workers where they are needed from both sides of the table.