Title

"Cover Story" piece on Labor Ready, a temporary employment agency with Maine off

Authors

Chris Barry

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

3-15-2001

Pages

10-14, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on Labor Ready, a temporary employment agency with Maine offices in Portland and Lewiston. The company hires day laborers, offering each the opportunity to get paid today in cash. Labor Ready is a publicly traded corporation based in Tacoma, Wash., with 839 branches across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and England. Founded in 1989, the company went public in the mid-1990s. In 2000, it took in $976 million in revenues with profits of $292 million, according to its annual report. Fortune magazine has ranked Labor Ready as the seventh fastest-growing new company in America. With details about the types of temporary jobs and pay Labor Ready offers.

Subjects

Employment agencies, Labor Ready

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