They share any information that’s available concerning our business or things that might affect our business. And I think they also are very effective in helping you understand why you need to look at things differently if you’re not looking at them the right way.
- Tanya Henry, Executive Director, Milwaukee Careers Cooperative


We are constantly on the alert for all the latest industry news, legislative updates, trends and more that could possibly impact your staffing business. Our president and CEO, Julie Ann Bittner, also shares her insights on the staffing industry in her message (link below). And when we don’t see information about a topic we feel is critical for you to know, we create it ourselves to share in our monthly email.

Press Room

TRICOM’s CEO, Julie Ann Bittner, recently caught up with Tom Erb, President of Tallann Resources, to share observations on what’s happening in the staffing industry. Since we’re still under the “new normal” (the phrase that makes everyone cringe now!), a Zoom call was in order.

Julie Ann asked Tom for his insight on what’s going on in the industry now, changes he’s seeing and perspectives staffing owners may not have thought about since the onset of the pandemic.

Tom sees the remainder of 2020 to be positive in most areas, even though we are in “weird,” unprecedented times. There’s a Tornado Economy happening whereby the economy isn’t hitting some areas but is hitting others. Tom commented that many of his staffing clients are actually on pace to have their best year yet. He’s also seeing that there are more orders than there are people to fill them. While some markets are coming back slower than others, Q4 and into 2021 is poised to be strong, provided there are no hiccups going in to flu season.  Even though flu season is around the corner, we should be better prepared than we were back in March.

By Julie Ann Bittner, President / CEO, TRICOM

What a year it has been. For me, Friday the 13th of March will be forever etched in my mind. It was the day TRICOM enacted our Pandemic Plan. I still remember the blank faces, looks of shock, uncertainty, and confusion as I talked to our staff.  That was over five months ago now and was something I thought would only last a few weeks. Today I hear a lot of “I can’t wait until 2020 is over.”  We still have four months to go, so let’s make the best of it with our businesses.

You survived the initial shock of the pandemic breakout along with stay-at-home orders, then navigating your way through the FFCRA and CARES Act, applying for a PPP loan, getting your staff back to work, and loan forgiveness data. Now it’s time to refocus and put a plan for the “new normal” in place.

Recently I saw this quote by Charles Darwin that was really on point: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” We all must respond to change. How we respond and how quickly we respond could be the difference between success and failure for your business.

There’s a lot of uncertainty right now. Everyone is trying to adapt to the “new normal.” With so much changing so quickly, making a change to your administrative or funding provider may seem like the last thing you want to do. However, here’s why NOW is a perfect time to make a switch to TRICOM and empower your staffing company to:

  • Improve efficiency
  • Drive productivity
  • Eliminate capacity constraints
  • Reduce labor and associated personnel expenses by refocusing them on other revenue generating activities
  • Switch expenses to a variable cost based on volume instead of a fixed cost

Plus, TRICOM does all the heavy lifting when it comes to making the switch. You provide a few basic pieces of information and we take care of the rest.

“I definitely can say that I go to bed every night very relaxed. I am able to sleep very well just knowing that TRICOM and their partners are taking care of me and my business.” — Juan Diaz, President / CEO, ProStaff