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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With Georgia's 9.3 percent unemployment rate, many people are taking work wherever they can get it.

That means temporary agencies are extra busy.

Labor Finders is a temp agency in Albany; they're seeing an influx of workers.

The company matches them with clients who need day, temporary, and sometimes permanent positions filled.

Workers get all the money they make.

The companies who use temp agencies pay for the service because many aren't in a position to hire full time employees right now.

"A lot of companies are having a freeze on permanent hire, so they use a temp service to get their projects done, a lot of family oriented people will come and do what's necessary to keep the bills paid," said Stanley Clay, Labor Finders Branch Manager.

Clay is seeing many people with full-time jobs who are looking for part-time weekend work to help make ends meet.

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