New take on temps
For one glimpse of the changing workplace, take a look at a 4-year-old firm called Alternative Resources Corp.
With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, ARC has put its own spin on what is generally known as contingency, temporary or contract work. The company specializes in computer operations personnel, personal computer technicians and telecommunications specialists.
What's more unusual is ARC's market positioning as neither a standard temporary help firm nor an outsourcing specialist (a company that takes over an entire function, including its management), but something in-between.