Crains Detroit Business Private 200

Staffworks has been selected as one of the recipients of the Crain’s Detroit Business Private 200 Top Companies!  We are honored to be selected for this wonderful list. Thank you to all of our employees, supporters, clients and candidates that have made this possible!


Staffing Statistics from the ASA

The staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry makes a vital contribution to the U.S. economy, and provides outstanding job and career opportunities for nearly 15 million employees per year. Click on the tabs below to see the facts and statistics for staffing companies and employees.

More than three million temporary and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during an average week.

During the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire nearly 15 million temporary and contract employees.

  • Most (76%) work full time, comparable to the overall workforce (82%).
  • Half (49%) of staffing employees say it’s a way to get a permanent job.
  • Nine out 10 said staffing work made them more employable.
  • One-third (35%) were offered a permanent job by a client where they worked on an assignment, and two-thirds (66%) of those accepted the offers of permanent employment.
Why Staffing 2015

While permanent employment is a top priority for most staffing employees, about one in five cite scheduling flexibility as a key reason for choosing temporary and contract work.

  • Individual assignments range from a few hours to several years; overall employment tenure averages just over three months.
  • The average wage is more than $17 per hour; some make more than $100 per hour.


Staffing employees work in virtually all occupations in all sectors:

  • 37% Industrial
  • 28% Office–Clerical and Administrative
  • 13% Professional–Managerial
  • 13% Engineering, Information Technology, and Scientific
  • 9% Health Care
  •  Nine out 10 staffing employees say they were satisfied with their staffing company.

Just some fun statistics to check out, courtesy of the ASA and Staffworks Group

2017 – May 19th Newsletter

Latest Tech News

  • In the near future we will be transitioning away from TeamViewer and using the Chrome Remote Desktop plugin for Google Chrome.  In light of this all employees need to have a Google Account tied to their Staffworks e-mail address.  Additionally you need to be Signed In on Chrome, this will allow your bookmarks to be persistent across all devices.


Staffworks Group is looking to hire several Production workers for a client in Sterling Heights! Weekly pay! Temp to hire!


Job Requirements:

  • Transport product to and from production lines by way of forklift/hi-lo
  • General Cleaning and Maintenance of work area while not on forklift/hi lo in factory or warehouse setting
  • Overtime working 6 days per week (Monday – Saturday) with Sunday as optional day
  • Ability to meet production goals and deadlines in a timely fashion
  • High school diploma required
  • 6 months or more of hi lo/ forklift experience preffered
  • Steel toe boots are required
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work

Shift: 2nd and 3rd shifts available
Shift details: 6 day mandatory with 7th day optional double time
Salary: $9.00 /hour
Location: Sterling Heights 17 mile

All new hires must be able to pass a drug screen and background check at the time of application.


OPENING: Senior Web Developer

Staffworks Group is currently seeking a Senior Web Developer in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

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The Senior Web Developer is a self-motivated highly technical individual who builds complex interactive applications based on user requirements, usability, accessibility, and security needs. In addition, the Senior Web Developer leads development efforts for assigned projects. Under limited supervision, the Senior Web Developer is able to work through all phases of the application life cycle, develop complex business logic and mentor junior developers. This role is also responsible for working with team leads to develop effort estimates based on customer requirements and hosting technology.

Essential Duties:

  • Create customized applications to enhance website capabilities according to current development methodologies.
  • Develop products that utilize web services including SOA, WCF, and RESTful Services.
  • Develop reusable/common components.
  • Assists team leads in the development and maintenance of coding standards and source control policies
  • Responsible for ensuring coding standards, source control policies, coding patterns and practices, and Microsoft Enterprise Library and custom library objects are incorporated in daily responsibilities of all web development team members.
  • Participates in application design and development discussions with clients and management to determine client needs and ensure that product adheres to established specifications and standards.
  • Research and understand new and emerging technologies that may be applied to current and future infrastructure application development platforms.
  • Perform complex modification, testing and debugging tasks on vendor supplied utilities and packages to ensure fit with current operating environment
  • Collaborate with application analysts, vendors and users to ensure system integrations.
  • Responsible for escalating technology and application issues with appropriate internal resources.
  • Provides technical support for all assigned technologies.
  • Ability to work with hospital systems.
  • Mentors junior team members.
  • Partners with the Project Management Office and participates in all phases of project implementation.
  • Utilizes and maintains appropriate change control procedures and standards.
  • On-call duties as required.


  • 5+ years’ experience in web programming required.
  • 2+ years’ experience in current Microsoft .Net development technologies.
  • Experience with the current version of the following web authoring languages, database technologies, methodologies, tools and technologies, is required.
    • C#
    • Entity Framework
    • T-SQL
    • IIS
    • JavaScript / JQuery
    • Web Services / RESTful Services
    • Visual Studio
    • Source Control
    • Agile and SCRUM development methodology
    • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems related to the implementation and processing of software required
    • Ability to research and analyze information required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must have strong analytical skills with an ability to organize and communicate thoughts clearly
  • 1+ years’ experience in IT Healthcare is a plus

High School diploma or GED required
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent field is a plus

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Do you join the family business?

When I graduated from Western Michigan University and I thought about what I wanted to do with my life, my first and only thought was “I will never work for my father and join the Family Staffing Business”. Why you ask? Because I never wanted to be seen as someone who was “given” a job that they did not deserve and earn through hard work. I am sure that all of you have heard or read about kids who skated through life living off the hard work of their parents, and I did not want to be one of those kids. But I was conflicted, because my father worked extremely hard to build his business and he did it for his kids, he wanted us to take over when it was time to retire.


FEUSA statistics show that family-owned businesses contribute 57 percent – or about $8.3 trillion — of the U.S. gross domestic product and employ nearly 63 percent of the nation’s workforce. Unfortunately, however, less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to second generation ownership and another half do not survive the move from second to third generation. I was the second generation….


I decided to move to Chicago after WMU which was easy because it’s my home town and that’s where I began my career. Like most of my generation I started in an entry level sales roll making 100 cold calls a day and getting hung up on 75% of the time….It was a frustrating job and some of the days were miserable, but you know what? I LOVED every minute of it because I was working towards a goal of mine and I was doing it through nothing but hard work and dedication. I wanted to be a top 5 sales rep in the company and I wanted to be promoted to a Sales Manager.


Flash Forward 2 years and about 9,999,999,999 cold calls later and I had achieved goal #1. I was a top 5 sales producer in a company with over 200 sales reps and after several months of being in the top 5, I was promoted to Sales Manager (goal #2) for a new market…..Troy, MI. I was moving back home…..YIPPEE….(that was a sarcastic yippee) After working for 2 more years in Troy, MI and achieving everything I had wanted to I hit a ceiling and I was unable to move up in the company unless I wanted to move out of state again.


At that exact time I was faced with one of the most difficult decisions of my life….I was offered a job by my father to join the family business. My father was starting get a little older (Don’t tell him I said that) and he was hoping to retire in the next 5-10 years… I had to weigh the pros and cons:



1. Tradition: My father has been in the staffing industry for 20+ years and over the years he has passed all of his knowledge onto me. I felt like I knew everything about the industry (I WAS WRONG!)

2. Future. If I took this position I would be here for the rest of my life and everything that I worked for could be passed onto my children as well. It would be my legacy

3. Pride: The pride you have working for a business founded by your father can be extremely motivating as you want to prove to him and everyone else that you can take it to the next level



1. I can never get away from work. Whether it is at a family BBQ or my kid’s birthday party, work will always be present and discussed. You can never get away from it

2. Working with Family – not only is my father the CEO, but my mother is the payroll manager and my brother was in the business. I see them almost every day of my life and while I have a great relationship with my parents, it can be tough.

3. Forging my own identity. I don’t want to be seen as my father’s son, I want to be seen as Jason Brann – a Staffing Industry Pioneer…


As you have already probably guessed since I am writing this blog for Staffworks Group, I joined the family business in 2012 and I am very happy that I did. Here are some tips that can help you work well within a family business:

  • Try to separate work and non-work related activities. You don’t have to discuss sales numbers when you are together outside the office. We made a rule that you are not allowed to talk business when attending family events
  • Never air family laundry with other employees. Maintain a respectful, professional work atmosphere.
  • Develop other areas of your life so that you have interest and support outside the family business.

Hope this was helpful for anyone thinking about working with family!