Spring/Summer Report 2005
Caroline & Company Staffing Services

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 Caroline's Corner

Great News, once again I am the proud aunt of a new baby girl.  My baby sister, Cindy, gave birth to Jennie Marie who looks just like her big sister, Ellie Marie -- only without the war scars of coming into this world.  Just one more beauty for me to enjoy spoiling!

In reference to new beginnings in today’s ever changing world, people are often faced with needing to make a fresh career start.  Whether someone is re-entering the work force voluntarily after raising a child, or recovering from a corporate downsizing, contingent employment can offer employees and employers a positive career option.

At Caroline & Company we’ve found temporary and temp-to-hire staffing placement can be a guarantee of satisfaction for those who like to explore potential opportunities and solutions without the hassles and commitments. 

For over 22 years we’ve made a business of matching good Columbia jobs with good Columbia people.  So, this spring and summer season if -- like your garden -- you need extra help and/or a new place to grow, just give us a call.  We REALLY do know how to tend to our clients’ contingent employment/employee needs.  It’s always our wish that each and every day, you enjoy an enriching and productive season.

Hope to stay in touch,

Happenings at Caroline & Company

Ellie has a little sister: On Tuesday, February 22, Caroline’s newest niece, Jennie Marie, arrived weighing 7 lbs. 13 ozs.  Baby and mother are doing great.  At latest report, big sister Ellie was curiously evaluating her new sibling - under the watchful eyes of family and friends. 

Caroline's on the Mavericks team once more: We're excited to announce, that for the second season, we will be providing the support staff when the Mavericks, Columbia's own minor-league baseball team, play their 47 home games.  Individuals wanting to investigate the possibility of working fun, part-time, evening positions at the baseball park can checkout our Want Ads.

Socks and Undies For Kids: Our Holiday effort (on behalf of Columbia’s Rainbow House and the children and families in crisis they serve) raised over 20,000 new pull-ups, diapers, underwear, socks and more (games, toothbrushes, new winter hats and gloves, baby wipes, etc.) – thanks to all the businesses, schools, day cares, organizations and individuals who so kindly and generously donated.  It is projected the undies and socks will meet, or nearly meet, the needs of 400 or more children served by Rainbow House during the coming year.  The dollar savings to Rainbow’s budget has been estimated at over twelve-thousand dollars.

Weird Business Trivia

Two in every three car buyers pays the sticker price without arguing.

The safety pin was patented in 1849 by Walter Hunt. He later sold the patent rights for $400.

For the 66% of Americans who admit to reading in the bathroom, their preferred reading material is Reader's Digest.

The credit industry now averages two credit cards for every person in the United States.

The average human body contains enough: iron to make a 3 inch nail, sulfur to kill all the fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.

The average child can use 6 to 9,000 diapers and pull-ups before being potty trained.

Research indicates the average male is 15% more creative when he has real plants and flowers in his surroundings.

Government studies indicate, at any given time, somewhere between 5 to 30% of the US labor force is contingent.

Working on a Contingent Basis by Choice


If you've felt the sting of layoffs and think that there is no such thing as a "permanent" job anymore; or if you're the adventurous type who likes new challenges and consistently changing working conditions, then professional temping might be your answer.

Temping for a Living - Are Temp Agencies and Jobs Right For You?
The Top 10 Reasons to Consider Temping
Don't Overlook Temping While Searching For a Job

The Positives of Contingent Employees

Need more quality workers in your department and/or firm to get the job done?  Need a flexible way of handling the peaks and valleys of your operation?  Why not consider contingent help? 

Companies Hedge Their Bets With Contingent Employees
Implementing Workplace Flexibility
When Hiring a Contingent Workforce Makes Sense

Plants in the Workplace

Recent research is lending weight to growing scientific evidence that flowers and plants, as well as other aspects of nature, have a beneficial impact on office creative thinking and productivity.

Flowers and Plants Linked to Workplace Productivity

University Research Indicates Flowers and Plants Promote Innovation and Ideas

Office Foliage for Feel Good Factor

Foliage in the Workplace: Friend or Foe

Reflective Thought

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder

Recommended Web Sites

Water Safety

The American Red Cross offers General Water Safety Tips to help your family stay safe in, on and around the water during the up-coming summer season. Check out their additional safety tips for specialized aquatic activities.

Beach Safety
Home Pools
Keeping Children Safe In, On and Around the Water
Lakes and Rivers
Ocean Safety
Personal Watercraft (Jet Skis)
Sailboarding and Windsurfing
Skin and SCUBA Diving
Tubing and Rafting
Water Skiing

Planning a Wedding

Do you, or someone you love, see doves, bells and white in your future? Modern Bride Magazine’s extensive planning section offers answers to virtual any question a bridal couple, or their families, might have about planning a terrific wedding.

Flowers Favors and Decorations
Wedding Styles
Budget and Planning
Sites and Settings
Ceremony and Traditions
Attendants and Guests
Food and Drink
Entertainment and Music
Photos and Videos
Showers and Parties


This website is a great resource for anyone that writes a newsletter, gives a speech, or just enjoys a reflective inspiration.  The Quote Garden offers a diverse collection of inspirational, funny and thought-provoking sayings.   If you love the powerful beauty of words; you’ll want to bookmark this gem.

Caroline's Classifieds

To better meet the staffing needs of our clients, we are now offering e-mailed classifieds. Caroline's Classifieds spotlight  a small group of our outstanding staffing employees. If you would like to receive your complimentary copy once every three weeks, please click here to register.

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