Choosing one employee is never easy.

December 1st, 2016

Because Philly Temps Staff is the best in the city, selecting just one employee to showcase each month is a challenge, but we know that our Employee of the Month for December 2016, Josh P. is worthy of the distinction.


Although Josh is one of our most reserved employees, don’t let the soft spoken tone fool you. His Diligence, Professionalism, Abilities and Customer Service Skills are easily understood.

From his assignments doing Data Entry, Reception and Mail Room to his time registering Convention Attendees and Greeting the Olympic Teams at the Airport, Josh has represented Philly Temps and our clients superbly.


Thank you for all of your hard work Josh, and thank you for answering the questions that help us to know you just a little better!

PhillyTemps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

Josh P. (JP): I first came to Philadelphia in 2011 to attend college. After a few years of splitting my time between the city and my hometown in Lancaster County, I finally settled in Philadelphia in 2014.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

JP: I was looking around for entry-level clerical work shortly after graduating from college. Some searching online led me to Philly Temps.

PT: What is your previous work experience?

JP: When I’m not working at events or in offices for Philly Temps, I’m an annotator at a linguistic research lab, which essentially means I’m doing much of the grunt work on research projects.

PT: What are your long term career goals?

JP: I intend to pursue a master’s degree in either library science or museum studies and eventually find work in, you guessed it, a library or a museum.

PT: What is your life like outside of work? What are your hobbies? Are you involved in your community?

JP: I play drums in a few bands and have a studio where my band-mates and I help singer-songwriters record their songs with a band behind them. I spend my “off” time writing and recording music and touring around the country.

PT: How has working as a temp been helpful to you?

JP: Working as a temp has given me some unique work experience, but has also allowed me to pursue other hobbies and interests that I don’t receive a paycheck for.

PT: Has working as a temp changed your mind about your long term career goals? Inspired you in any way? Motivated to achieve more?

JP: My temp work has mostly shown me that I’m capable of much more than I typically give myself credit for. I started working for Philly Temps with a very small comfort zone, and while that may not have grown substantially, I have learned that stepping outside of it is an exhilarating and fulfilling experience.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

JP: It’s going to be tough to top working for the Democratic National Convention. I met a lot of interesting people, did many things that I couldn’t have imagined myself doing before, and worked harder in that week than I had in a long time. At the end of it, I was thoroughly exhausted, but very proud of what I’d been able to accomplish.

It’s time once again to announce the Philly Temps Employee of The Month

November 1st, 2016

Dawn T. is the Philly Temps Employee of The Month for November, 2016.


Dawn is currently on her second long term assignment with Philly Temps and because of her hard work and dedication to getting any tasks assigned her complete with professionalism and attention to detail, all indications are that it will turn into a permanent job.

Dawn is On Her Second Long Term Assignment with Philly Temps

Thank you Dawn for impressing every client we have sent you to.

We recently sat down with Dawn to get to know her a little better.

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

Dawn T. (DT): since June 17th 2012

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

DT: From a Google search. I selected Philly Temps because of reviews

PT: What is your favorite part about working with Philly Temps?

DT: Your agency vets the employer for me

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

DT:  Secretarial/Administrative

PT: What are your long term career goals?

DT:  To find a work home in a friendly and pleasant environment.

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

DT: Spending time with my family and friends.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

DT:  Be open minded to new opportunities

Employee of the Month – September 2015

September 1st, 2015

Joy Burney 1Please join us in congratulating the Philly Temps Employee of the Month for September 2015 – Joy Burney

A Philadelphia native, Joy has been with Philly Temps since September 2013. While she has worked mostly at conventions, she has also been known to bring her effervescent personality, great smile and stellar customer service skills to receptionist and event guard positions. She has even helped some of our catering clients serve up some great meals.

Joy’s email sign off, “Love wins all”, always leaves us with a smile. This flexibility along with her positive attitude makes this mother of four an ideal choice for Employee of the Month.

We recently spoke with Joy to get to know her just a little better.



Philly Temps: Congratulations on being the Employee of the Month for September 2015

JB: Thanks for choosing me for employee of the month I am grateful.


PT: What is your work experience?
JB:  My previous work experience was at Wal-Mart. Customer service has always been my background there’s just something about working with people that gives me a since of joy.


PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?
JB: I heard about Philly Temps through my cousin Stacy Sharp.


PT: What has your experience as a temp been like thus far?
JB: My experience as a temp has been good so far. It is convenient to schedule around the gigs because I get advanced notice of the dates.


PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps?
JB: My most memorable experience with Philly Temps was when I did room monitoring at the Marriott. I think it was a 90’s reception, the music was great, the attendees made a soul train line going through the door and insisted I join in so I was able to shake a tail feather at the door (fun).


PT: What are your long term career goals?
JB:  My goal is to own a food truck. I have a passion for cooking but more so to see others enjoy my cooking. It is very gratifying.


PT: What is your life like outside of work? What are your hobbies? Are you involved in your community?
JB:  My life outside of work is something like work. I’m a single mother of four sons 18, 16, 14, and my baby is six. All attend different schools, which I am very involved in. I am a member PCAP (a parent union for the Philadelphia school district). I also manage my 16 yr. old music career, which is a blast and a headache all at once because he think he’s already famous. I wouldn’t change my life for the world. I feel I am where I am supposed to be right now and Philly Temps makes it possible to be involved in my children’s lives because of the convenient work schedule.





Philly Temps’ Staff in Action

March 13th, 2015

For the week of March 9th, we had event staff throughout Philadelphia!


Pre-conference materials distribution


Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania


Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania


Tina, our on-site Supervisor going over Leon’s tasks for the day.


Walter and Reggie waiting for session Attendees


Conference Registration at Houston Hall

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Conference Registration at Houston Hall

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Conference Registration at Houston Hall

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Trevor assisting at a booth at The Society of Mosaic Artists Show


Erin working hard through tax season at our favorite Accountants office!

Day 3 of the AAHPM Convention

February 26th, 2015

Day 3 of our convention and event staff at the AAHPM Convention – The attendees are exceptionally nice and our client is a joy to work with.










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AAHPM Convention

February 25th, 2015

The AAHPM convention is in full swing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philly Temps is there.





Snow Day? Not in the Convention business!

February 17th, 2015

The snow won’t keep Philly Temps from the Convention Center!

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Philly Temps Welcomes ACRE Wholesale Crafts Show and PACK Expo East!

February 16th, 2015

The weekend weather did not deter the ACRE Wholesale Crafts Show or PACK Expo East at the

Convention Center, OR Philly Temps!





How Job Seekers in Philadelphia Can Turn Temp into Perm

October 9th, 2012

Photo by Matthias Weinberger

When I interview potential Philly Temps employees, I always try to probe what sort of work are they open to? Because we do all length of assignments, I need talented people who are looking for different things. I need workers who only want part time, who are only available for a few months, who are happy to be on call but don’t want to commit to anything long-term. However, many candidates I speak with are firm in that they are only looking for permanent or guaranteed temp-to-perm opportunities. Frequently I am told in the interview not to bother to contact candidates for anything less than a month, or three month, or six month assignment. “It’s not worth my time” they tell me. Ok, I say, noting it in their file. Because we need people who are only looking to commit to a perm opportunity. And I listen to what they say they want. I don’t reach out to them when a short temp job comes in. And they lose out.

Here’s why: Read the rest of this entry »

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