Our in-house marketing guru nailed me on getting the count of temp staffing agencies wrong. Apparently, 24,000 is the number of staffing branches in the USA. The number of distinct staffing companies is 9,200 as of November 2005. That excludes PEOs, consulting companies and the many other companies that operate primarily by billing out their employees and contractors.

My dear brother didn't think much of my post on marketing either. Go back to the basics, he writes. And if I really want to promote TempWorks, I should just pay $5 billion to Paris Hilton for wearing a see through T-shirt that says "TempWorks turns me on".

Great idea maybe, but I'm about $4.9999999 billion short of that in my budget. And hey, blogging is free and it has gotten TempWorks near the top on Google.

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