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Business Description
Skill Bureau, founded in 1966, is an independently owned and operated staffing firm. It offers temporary placements and also directly hires a staff of data entry operators, graphic design specialists, clerical support, executive, administrative and front office assistants. The bureau has a video interview service enabling clients to interview applicants anytime. It also provides pre-recorded conversations with candidates. It has an in-house transcription service that provides transcripts from recorded content for editing and review for academic, legal, nonprofit and business clients. Skill Bureau is affiliated with Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Association of Staffing Services, American Staffing Association, Northeast Human Resources Association and Tape Transcription Center. The bureau s Web site provides information about its screening, staffing and recruitment policies, procedures and video interview services. Skill Bureau is located in Boston.
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Beacon Hill, Downtown Boston

Skill Bureau The Temp Help

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Secretarial Services, Transcription Services
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Specialties: Managerial, Receptionists, Managers, Assistance, Assistants, Desktop Publishing, Front Desk, Meetings, Customer Service, Customer Support


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Deceptive Practices

Why do job agencies like The Skill Bureau put people through the ringer before they even talk about jobs? I completed tests (Microsoft Word and typing speed/accuracy) prior to my appointment, completed approximately 8 pages of application material, and was subjected to a lengthy interview before I was informed about the position I originally applied for.

And here's the clincher -- the position as described in the Craigslist ad was nothing like the real position that was available. I've noticed that some job agencies tend to do what it takes to get people into their offices and then, like The Skill Bureau, don't deliver.

To make matters worse, the fellow had forgotten our appointment and then claimed that I didn't follow through by submitting my resume and required tests. After a few minutes perusing his email he found what he needed. NO MORE JOB AGENCIES FOR ME!

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