Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get a job with Ameristaff?

First, you must complete our application process which allows us to understand your skills and ensure they match to the jobs available. Once this is determined, you will be contacted by a recruiter and then guided through a series of assessments and screenings so we are knowledgeable of your skills and background. This ensures we place you in the right job at the right worksite!

Who do I contact about my health insurance?

Ameristaff provides health insurance through Essential Staffcare.

Once you enroll, it may take 3-4 weeks for the health insurance to process.  Once you see your payment come out of your check, then your health insurance will be active on the following Monday.  Essential Staffcare will send your insurance cards to the address you listed on the form.  If you don’t see the payment come out after 4 weeks, please contact Essential Staffcare, or your local branch.

*If you want to CANCEL your insurance, please contact Essential Staffcare:  1-800-269-7783, and provide the following pin code: 400 + last 4 digits of social security number.

Essential Staffcare: (866) 798-0803

The following are the providers Essential Staffcare uses:

Health Insurance:

  • First Health Network
  • 1-800-226-5116

Dental Insurance:

  • DenteMax
  • 1-800-752-1547

Vision Insurance:

  • Eye Med Vision Care
  • 866-559-5252

Prescription Network:

  • Caremark
  • 888-963-7290




Who do I contact about my AmeriStaff Prepaid Technologies paycard?

Ameristaff offers paycards through Prepaid Technologies for employees without bank accounts.

Employees who opt-in for the paycard must pick up their temporary paycard in their local Ameristaff office after they have worked at least one shift.

Prepaid Technologies will mail you a paycard with your first and last name on it after you have received 2 deposits onto your paycard from Ameristaff.

It is IMPORTANT to keep your address up-to-date, so if there are any changes, please contact Prepaid Technologies AND Ameristaff.

If you lose your paycard, please call Prepaid Technologies so they can order you a new one.

Prepaid Technologies:  1-888-621-1397

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Here are some important documents regarding your paycard:

Prepaid Technologies Card Fees

Prepaid Technologies Cardholder Agreement

How do I get my W2?

Opt-in to receive an online W2 by going to the Employee Portal and selecting online W2. After January 1st, print your W2 without having to wait to receive it in the mail.  If you’ve moved, please give us a call or update your contact information on the employee portal so we have a current and correct address for you.

What are your requirements to get a job with Ameristaff?

AmeriStaff requires you to fully complete the application process, successfully pass the applicable assessments for your skill set, and provide accurate information for a reference check.  We also require you to pass a drug screen, background check, and electronic employment eligibility verification via Form I-9.

Once I apply how long will it take for me to get a job assignment?

Our goal is to get you working as soon as possible; however it is based on the positions our clients have available, your previous job history, and skill set.

What kinds of jobs are available?

Most of our jobs are light industrial positions.  We also receive requests for clerical personnel.  Our clients call us often with new orders. Generally, we recruit for workers with experience in order selecting, forklift driving, loading and unloading, assembly, picking and packing, inspecting, and general warehouse work.  Our clerical recruitment is most often in reception or office administration.  Because many of our customers have come to trust and rely on our services, we also receive orders for supervisory positions and many skilled trade positions.

What do I do if I want to apply for work but there are no jobs listed your website?

AmeriStaff is always hiring so we recommend you fill out the online application so we can contact you with a job that fits your qualifications.

Can I get hired on at the company you send me to?

Yes, many of our clients will hire our employees who exemplify good attendance, work performance, practice good safety habits. The important thing to remember is when placed out at a company you are not guaranteed regular full time employment with that company as they have many areas to consider prior to making a hiring decision.

Do I need a resume?

Although not required, a resume allows our office to gather more information on your past employment. Some of our clients prefer to have resumes when selecting qualified candidates for a position.  See our blog post on how to create a resume.

Will I need to interview?

Yes, we absolutely want to meet you! After completing your application you will be contacted by the branch recruiter who will set up a time for you to complete the assessments and to interview with us.

Can I fill out paperwork at home to save time?

For your convenience, you may download and complete pre-employment paperwork from our site.  Click here to see a complete list of downloadable documents which you may print and bring with you to our office.

Do you offer benefits to employees?

AmeriStaff offers holiday pay and vacation pay to qualified employees. We offer health insurance to all employees.

If I need to miss work, who do I call?

If you have to miss work, you are required to call the client to which you are assigned if they have provided you a contact number and you must call your AmeriStaff office and let them know as well.

Do I qualify for holiday pay?

In order to qualify for paid holidays you have to be working full-time at the time of the holiday and have an accumulation of 1200 hours.

What holidays are considered paid?
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Do I qualify for vacation?

In order to receive vacation you have to have worked full-time continuously for one year and have an accumulation of 1500 hours.

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Why use a staffing agency?

What is the benefit of a staffing agency?

Staffing agencies provide a service that benefits both employers and employees.

Employees can generally find a job within a short period of time. It is also a possible way of getting a foot in the door for a full-time, permanent position.

Employers can get a position filled so the work is getting done and eliminate the time of pre-screening and interviewing a multitude of candidates.

EVERYONE benefits!  It’s a win-win situation.

What should I expect when applying to AmeriStaff?

AmeriStaff screens and interviews many job seekers so we can match them with jobs. We have clients looking for employees with specific skills, work ethic, and/or shift preferences.  We are able to get your application or resume in front of employers you may not even know about.

What should I expect in my interview or visit?

When you walk into AmeriStaff, a recruitment specialist will greet you and ask you to fill out pre-employment paperwork which will include pre-employment tests to assess your skills.  If your application has not been completed online prior to your interview, we will ask you to do that in our office.   It’s important to include your work history on your application as it helps to highlight your strengths. You should bring your IDs and your resume if you have one. If you do not have a resume, and the position you’re well suited for requires a resume, we may help you create one.  A drug screen and a background check are required for all employment candidates.

Your interview with AmeriStaff will be much like an interview with a prospective employer. We will ask you questions about your employment history and about circumstances under which you left previous jobs. Just be honest and tell us as much as possible about your work history. We want to help you improve your chances of getting a job so we will advocate on your behalf.

What will my schedule be like?

When you work for AmeriStaff, we try to match you with something in your area of expertise.  Alternatively, we ask that you call us on a regular basis to check for available jobs.

Be prepared to answer these common questions about what kind of schedule you would like:

  • Are you available on weekends?
  • Do you want to work strictly days, nights or are you available anytime?
  • Is there a particular geographical area where you would prefer to work?

Schedules can fluctuate and may be unpredictable until you are on a project or job with a company.  We may call you at any moment and on short notice to go for an interview at one of the companies we work with.

How does the pay work?

AmeriStaff will pay you while you’re working as a temporary or temp-to-hire employee for our client.

Is it better for the company to hire workers from a staffing agency or hire them on their own?

Companies get certain advantages by using AmeriStaff.  We eliminate the burden of figuring and withholding employment taxes. In addition, our clients don’t have to worry about paying benefits, such as health insurance, unemployment, or vacation.  AmeriStaff takes care of all of that for the employee and the employer.

What if the company I temp with wants to hire me full-time?

If your skills are matched well enough to the company where you are working as a temporary employee, you may be fortunate enough to be offered permanent employment with our client. The company will contact us where you’re employed and inform us that they want to hire you.

Some of our clients use our services to test employees before deciding whether to hire them or not. When they decide they want to do so, you convert to our client’s payroll as a permanent employee.

How do I create a resume?

Writing your first resume can seem like a chore, but having one will make you stand out! It doesn’t have to be fancy. Here are some tips to take the guesswork out of resume-writing:

  1. Font Size and Style – use something simple like Arial or Times New Roman. Use a bigger font for headings but try to stick with a 10-point font size for the body of your resume.
  2. Contact Information – Choose a larger font size for your name (try 14-point or 16-point). A mailing address is not necessary, but make sure to include your phone number and email address. Also, make sure to list an email address that is professional ( for example).
  3. Objective – Include your objective if you ‘re interested in a specific industry or field, or target the objective to the position to which you’re applying.
  4. Experience – Be sure to include the name of the company along with the city and state where you worked. Include the month and year that you were hired through the month and year that you left. Start with your most recent job first. Be sure to include ways in which you used problem solving, communication skills, and job-specific skills. Don’t have on-the-job experience yet? List any volunteer work or internships instead.
  5. Skills – Include any special skills you have that are relevant to the job (computer skills, a skilled trade certification, machine or equipment operation, etc)
  6. Education – Include the last school you attended, the city and state, and the years you attended the school.
  7. References – Have a list of 3 references available.

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