Financial Skill Sets a Hot Niche Market for Staffing Firm

by RaeAnne Marsh

HiringStaffing firm Stephen James Associates is opening an office in the Phoenix market to focus on the accounting and financial employment sector. “Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, in the next six to seven years, jobs in this arena will grow more than other sectors,” says Derik Fales, director of business operations, citing the new financial rules in the banking industry. A subsidiary of Aerotek, a leader in the recruiting and staffing industry, Stephen James Associates will concentrate on the niche skill sets of accounting and finance positions in the many industries Aerotek supports. “The new line will extend the candidate search to a higher level,” states Fales, saying his office will handle employment from entry level up to senior management.

Phoenix is one of Aerotek’s largest markets, and its West Coast corporate office being here means there is internal and back-office support for the new office. Notes Fales, “Because of the infrastructure that we already have established in Phoenix, it’s a really seamless transition to open up a new business line here.”

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