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  • Writer's pictureAmi Kassar

AmiSight 3/19: Smart Staffing: Leveraging Contingent Labor

In this week's edition of the AmiSights Podcast, we talk to Chris Burkhard, CEO of Placers, a company that provides custom workforce solutions. A fourth-generation entrepreneur, Burkhard explains how his desire to be his own boss came early in life.


“You could say it was a family calling, but when we had Sunday dinner, my dad would say to me and my two sisters, ‘you have more control over your life if you’re your own boss; don't give that up and don't work for somebody else,’” he said.


The main topics of today's episode will be:

  • How outsourcing and third-party services are drivers in the U.S. economy.

  • How his staffing business actually initially grew during the pandemic due to his concentration on contract jobs, many of which were in essential industries. 

  • How winning awards isn’t necessarily a sign of a healthy business.

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