Recruiter Notes Increase of Contractors in Wireless Industry
(Editor’s Note: This is the next in a series of guest blog posts about contract staffing, courtesy of Top Echelon Contracting, the recruiter’s back-office solution. Similar posts will appear in future issues of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.)
More than 3.8 million Americans are employed in this sector, which accounts for 2.6% of all U.S. employment, according to CTIA, the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry. The association also predicts that wireless broadband investment will create as many as 205,000 jobs in the United States by 2015.
“Wireless providers are working feverishly to expand their network capacity, and the proliferation of smartphones, iPads, video conferencing, etc., are driving that demand in all sectors,” said Mike Zarnek, Executive Recruiter and President of Z Search Recruiting.
To keep up, wireless telecommunications companies must find workers with specific technical expertise in the industry. But at the same time, they are not ready to commit to direct hires. As a result, Zarnek, who has been recruiting in the industry for over 30 years, is seeing a “definite increase” in client requests for contractors.
“Contract staffing allows our clients to increase productivity without increasing overhead,” said Zarnek. “Contract staffing is a practical management solution for covering peak workloads, extended absences, special projects, and more. Employees are the foundation of any successful organization, while also being an expense. Using contractors in certain situations shifts a fixed expense to a variable expense that can be increased or decreased based upon business needs.”
Z Search Recruiting provides direct hire and contract staffing solutions to the entire wireless industry, including the Wireless Carrier Market, RF, Microwave, DAS, Mobile Content, Mobile Advertising, 4G Infrastructure Providers, Mobile Handheld Device Manufacturers, LTE Infrastructure Providers, Network Monitoring and Optimization Services, Public Safety Communications, Antenna Design Firms, and Wireless Test and Measurement Services.
The firm utilizes the contract staffing back-office services of Top Echelon® Contracting (TEC) for its contract staffing placements. TEC has worked with Zarnek on 729 placements in this niche since 1996.
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