Questions & Answers

Job Seeker FAQs

I’m looking for a job. Can you help?
Yes, SMS can help. We work in your location with leading local companies that are seeking qualified staff. We’re always looking for in-demand job candidates to help staff our clients’ full-time positions.
What type of jobs does SMS have available?
SMS works with leading employers and has opportunities in hospitality, security, light-industrial, manufacturing, logistics, administrative, and quality control. We also staff rapidly growing fields, including energy efficiency, skilled trades, and technical fields.
Do you provide training to your staff?
Yes! For example, we provide opportunities for you to become a TIPS-certified bartender, which many of our clients are looking to hire.
Do I have to pay for this service?
No, SMS never charges you, the job seeker, for our services. All fees are paid for by the client.
How do I sign up for employment with SMS?

Simply click on the applicants link located in the upper-right corner of any page to upload your résumé and complete a short online application. You can also click on the Job Board link to review our open jobs and apply for any that you feel are a good match. We’ll then contact you if your skills and experience meet the requirements of an open position or match what our clients typically look for.

Is SMS a temporary service?
No, most employment opportunities available are full-time positions. Most assignments are long-term contract employment, where SMS assumes the role of the employer of record. Many assignments transition to direct hire with our client (the employer), after 90 or 180 days of employment. Some assignments through SMS are temporary, so please ask.
How long are assignments with SMS?
The length of employment is determined by our clients. Most employment opportunities through SMS are long-term, full-time opportunities, but some are temporary in nature.
Is SMS felony friendly?
Yes, SMS Staffing Solutions complies with laws that govern the use of criminal background history in determining eligibility for employment. Ultimately, however, the final decision is made by our clients, and each assignment is different, depending on the security level required.
What are some of the benefits of working with SMS?
SMS offers weekly pay, convenient pay cards, paid holidays after 90 days, a company-paid life insurance plan, paid vacation after a year of service, and access to health, dental, and optical insurance plans.
I’ve completed an online application. What happens next?

One of our Service Specialists will contact you if your skills and experience match the requirements of the positions available. Our staff receive new requests daily, so continue to check the Job Board frequently for updates. Please call in once per week and give your availability over the phone, at 313-827-1000.

I was interviewed. Why haven’t I been offered a job yet?

There are many possible reasons. Maybe the assignment you applied for has already been filled or your experience does not quite match the client’s needs. We have new job openings every day, so we recommend that you keep an eye on the Job Board and select the “Apply Now” link for other assignments that are a good fit.

Employer FAQs

I’ve never used a professional staffing agency. How does it work?
Our staffing specialists take time to get to know your unique personnel needs and exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you’re launching a major project, building a team from the ground up, or need just one person, we can match your needs with qualified personnel. Our staff will prepare a service agreement that outlines our rates and services in detail.
What industries do you specialize in?
Our staffing team has industry-specific expertise in the areas of hospitality, security, light-industrial, manufacturing, logistics, administrative, and quality control. We also staff the rapidly growing fields of energy efficiency, skilled trades, and technical fields.
What kind of services does SMS offer their clients?
SMS offers a wide range of employment-related services, including talent acquisition for direct placement, comprehensive screening and vetting, payroll service management, long-term contract staffing, technical and executive search for hard-to-fill positions, and human resources consulting.
How can I be sure that the new employee has the right skills?
Besides screening candidates for the specific experience you’re looking for, we can verify competencies with industry-specific skills assessments and work reliability and personality testing.
Do you provide TIPS-certified bartenders?
Yes! We provide TIPS-certified bartenders, which helps to protect your bottom line by reducing penalties for alcohol violations and providing enhanced legal protection. We also offer other well-trained and highly skilled staff to meet your needs.
Do I have to pay for this service from SMS?
Yes, as a staffing agency, there are fees associated with hiring employees through SMS. Because you can save time and money by working with our staffing professionals, the overall cost is often a net savings for you.
How do I get started?
Simply email us at to request a no obligation consultation with one of our professional staff, or call the office (313) 827.1000, extension 19
Where are you located?

SMS currently has offices located in the Metro Detroit and services Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Find an office near you.