"Problem is many of them are pushing, or over, 50 and once you hire them you’d better have an actual reason to fire them."
In some States, Florida among them, you do not have to give a reason for termination. In fact, at every every labor seminar I’ve attended they have stressed to NOT ever give a reason other than "Your services are no longer required".
A key factor in the hire your own or use a temp agency decision making process is your workman s comp rate. If it’s high they can save you substantial bucks. We have been hit on by every one out there, none of them can come close to our very low workman’s comp rate and back off when they see it.