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3 Temporary Staffing Agencies That Pay Daily

Jennifer is a single mom who makes a living selling on eBay and vending at craft fairs.

If you need money fast, these staffing agencies can connect you with temporary work that pays daily.

If you need money fast, these staffing agencies can connect you with temporary work that pays daily.

Work Today and Get Paid Today

Emergencies happen to everyone, and when they do, temp jobs that pay daily are a godsend. We all need a little extra cash here and there, so temporary staffing agencies can really save the day when we don't have time to wait for a paycheck. In my experience, the three agencies listed below are the best nationwide staffing firms that offer their temps same-day pay.

1. PeopleReady

PeopleReady generally has a wide variety of jobs available. From general labor to housekeeping to event security, there is plenty to choose from. The onboarding process is simple and straightforward. Fill out their application and aptitude tests online then take two forms of identification to their office to complete the sign-up process.

As with most staffing agencies, you can set up direct deposit, but the fastest way to get paid is to use the cash card they offer because the deposit is processed almost immediately. Oftentimes, you receive the money before you even arrive home after work.

2. LaborMAX

Like PeopleReady, LaborMAX is a nationwide staffing agency with offices all over the country. The positions they offer vary depending on location and time of year, but you can expect to see opportunities in warehouse and distribution, hospitality, traffic control, transportation, construction, and waste management.

It is worth mentioning that certain reviews from people who have temped with LaborMAX mention delays in pay. In my experience, however, pay was always received either the same day or the following morning at the latest. In certain cases, how quickly you receive pay may depend on the position you are offered. If getting paid the same day you work is important to you, be sure to mention this to your contact during onboarding.

3. HireQuest

HireQuest is another staffing agency with locations all over the US. When I temped with HireQuest, it was known as TrojanLabor. Since then, TrojanLabor was either acquired by or otherwise transformed into HireQuest. TrojanLabor paid daily, and from what I understand, HireQuest does also.

When I temped with TrojanLabor before the name-change/acquisition, many of the jobs offered were in hospitality and housekeeping, catering and event labor, traffic and flagging, or warehouse operations. I imagine the positions they offer today are similar.

What to Remember When Applying for Temporary Jobs

Staffing agencies can be hectic and busy places. The office staff may be answering calls from employers, handing out job assignments, and filling out paperwork to set up payouts for employees. If the office is busy, it's a good sign that there are many jobs available. Always be patient, courteous, and respectful of the office staff. They are busy helping you and everyone else get to work and get paid. Be assertive if you have questions—they want you to succeed!

Working concessions at a sporting event or concert is a great opportunity if you have a lot of energy, can multitask, and enjoy interacting with lots of people.

Working concessions at a sporting event or concert is a great opportunity if you have a lot of energy, can multitask, and enjoy interacting with lots of people.

Common Job Types Offered by Staffing Companies

It's important to accept a job that is a good match for your skill level and stamina. Some jobs are more physically demanding, while other jobs require a higher degree of mental concentration. Some jobs require you to be on your feet for most of the day, while at others, working while seated is an option. The following are a few job types that are frequently offered by temporary staffing agencies.

Auto Auction Driving

Auto auction driving can be a lot of fun. On auction day, drivers are needed to take vehicles through the auction bays so that buyers can look them over and make bids. At other times, vehicles need to be moved around in a lot to prepare for an upcoming auction. A clean driving record is usually required for this type of work.

Detailing and Car Washing

Auto auction detailing and car washing often pay more than auto auction driving. This is because the work is more strenuous. Be sure to consider the weather before accepting a job of this type. It's easy to get wet while washing cars, and being wet in cold weather while outdoors is not ideal.

Hotel Room Cleaning

Hotels and resorts sometimes need help cleaning their rooms. Once guests are gone, each room is usually cleaned and prepared for the next guests. This differs from housekeeping, which usually just involves making beds and replacing towels for guests who will be staying the night again. Housekeeping is usually performed by regular staff.

If a hotel is short-staffed, temporary workers will often be brought in to help turn over rooms. Cleaning bathrooms, stripping and remaking beds, and general cleaning are easier and faster than normal housekeeping because there is no extra clutter from guests to get in the way.

Construction Cleanup

Construction cleanup is a strenuous job. It involves working on an active construction site, so personal protection equipment such as steel-toed footwear, hard hats, and safety vests may be required. Sometimes, sweeping up an area after workers have complete a task is all the job requires. More often than not, however, there are a lot of leftover materials and debris that need to be thrown away. Expect to do at least a moderate amount of lifting.

Event Security

Event security can be a fun job. Concerts, sporting events, and other special events like college graduations often require temporary help with security. Many people are needed for crowd directing, parking control, and to help people through metal detectors or entry points. At some point during your shift, you may even have a favorable vantage point and be able to see some of the show or game. Background checks are usually required for these jobs.

Concession Stand Operations

Concession stands often need extra help during sporting events and concerts. Serving food and taking credit card and cash payments are the primary tasks involved. This type of work can be very hectic and fast-paced, but shifts usually go by quickly. Standing, talking to customers, and working in a small space with others tends to be the norm with these positions. Background checks and paid training from the company are usually required.

Car auctions provide a lot of temporary work. Temporary drivers and detailers help the auctions go smoothly.

Car auctions provide a lot of temporary work. Temporary drivers and detailers help the auctions go smoothly.

How to Be Successful at Your Job Site

Arriving at a job site for the first time can be intimidating. It's easy to feel like a fish out of water when you first walk into an unfamiliar workplace. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure that your first workday is a success.

  • Be assertive. The first person you speak to may not know that you are coming. Introduce yourself and tell them what staffing company sent you. Ask for the contact person listed on your paperwork. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the staffing company for help.
  • Be patient. The hiring company may need a little time when to determine where you will be working that day once you arrive. Things change on job sites frequently. People call in sick. The previous day's tasks may not have been completed or may have been completed early. Companies usually hire temps when things aren't going as planned, so it's best to be patient while they figure out how to best use your time and effort. Don't stress about it—even if you have to sit down for a few minutes while they figure things out, you'll still be paid for your time.
  • Be safe. Do not take on tasks that look unsafe. Call the staffing agency's office if you have a concern. For example, you may have been hired to monitor the metal detector at an event, but you are not required or trained to remove a boisterous drunk from the premises. Ask regular security or police officers to do that. Bring any concerns you have to the attention of the manager you are working for. You are not required to do anything that is not in the job description, and you certainly shouldn't attempt anything that is unsafe.
  • Drink water. Remember to hydrate throughout the day. Keep water with you. Dehydration slows you down and can make you sick.

Your Labor Is Valuable

Temporary work can be stressful, but remember that at the end of the day, your wallet will be a little heavier, and that’s a good thing. It's important to do your best and make a good impression on your temporary employer regardless of whether you will be working for them in the long term. In some cases, temporary workers who demonstrate proficiency and reliability may be hired by a company on an ongoing or permanent basis. Work hard, have fun, and get paid! Good luck.

What Types of Temp Jobs Should You Accept?

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. Can you stand for long periods of time?
    • No. I have to be able to sit down at least some of the time while working.
    • I can stand for long periods as long as I can sit down for breaks.
    • I can stand all day with no breaks.
  2. How much can you lift comfortably by yourself?
    • No lifting
    • 35 lbs or less
    • 50 lbs or less
    • 100 lbs or less
    • 100 lbs or more
  3. How often can you lift the previous weight?
    • No lifting.
    • Infrequently. Once an hour.
    • Occasionally. 3–4 times an hour.
    • Frequently. 5+ times per hour.

Scoring

For each answer you selected, add up the indicated number of points for each of the possible results. Your final result is the possibility with the greatest number of points at the end.

  1. Can you stand for long periods of time?
    • No. I have to be able to sit down at least some of the time while working.
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: +5
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: -5
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: -5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: -5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: -5
    • I can stand for long periods as long as I can sit down for breaks.
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: -5
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: +5
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: +5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: +5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: 0
    • I can stand all day with no breaks.
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: -5
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: +5
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: +5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: +5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: +5
  2. How much can you lift comfortably by yourself?
    • No lifting
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: 0
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: 0
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: -5
    • 35 lbs or less
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: +5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: +5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: -5
    • 50 lbs or less
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: 0
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: +5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: -5
    • 100 lbs or less
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: +5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: 0
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: +5
    • 100 lbs or more
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: 0
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: 0
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: +5
  3. How often can you lift the previous weight?
    • No lifting.
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: +5
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: 0
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: 0
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: -5
    • Infrequently. Once an hour.
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: +5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: -5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: -5
    • Occasionally. 3–4 times an hour.
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: +5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: -5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: -5
    • Frequently. 5+ times per hour.
      • able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.: 0
      • able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.: 0
      • able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.: +5
      • able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.: +5
      • able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.: +5

This table shows the meaning of each possible result:

able to take very light jobs such as an auction driving or seated cashiering.

Jobs that allow you to be seated for parts of the day such as auto auction driving, office work, cashiering, or production that allow you to sit would be ideal. Be very careful not to take jobs that push you past your physical limits.

able to work light jobs such as event security, cashiering, and concessions.

You are able to stay on your feet, but heavy lifting and strenuous activity should not be included. You may also consider auction driving and office work.

able to work more strenuous jobs such as housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping.

Since you can stand, move around easily, and do light lifting, housekeeping, laundry, and light landscaping should be decent choices. Event security, cashiering, concessions, auto auction driving, and any office work should be good matches as well.

able to work strenuous jobs such as car washing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging.

Since you can handle standing for long periods of time and moderate lifting, jobs such as car washing and detailing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging are all good choices. Other jobs you could easily do include housekeeping, laundry, and landscaping. Event security, cashiering, concessions, auto auction driving, and any office work should be good matches as well.

able to take any job offered including very strenuous jobs.

Since you can handle standing for long periods of time and heavy lifting, jobs such as car washing and detailing, picking up trash, disaster cleanup, construction cleanup, and flagging are all good options. Other jobs you could easily do include housekeeping, laundry, and landscaping. Event security, cashiering, concessions, auto auction driving, and any office work should be good matches as well.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2018 Jennifer Missen

Comments

Solomon Kush on August 13, 2020:

Need someone to assist in wedding decorations. $16.50/Hr.

This is based on as needed basis.

No experienced required, will be trained on what to do.

Jennifer Missen (author) from Colorado on July 16, 2020:

Depending on the jobs available at the service that day, you can do very well. It's important to sign up with them in advance so that the office has your special skills in their database when they get a job request from a client. That way they know if they can fill the request before they accept it.

Tim Wyma on July 10, 2020:

Looking for jobs that i can work and get paid the same day i can drive forklift sand im certified

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Hello! I have many skills. I can Serve and Bartend, hotel Housekeeping, be a Driver. I need to be paid daily. I work well in both whether alone or in a team setting. I'm a self starter, have trained others being very thorough and patient. I love to stay busy and I'm a people person. Almost all of my jobs involve interaction with the public. I'm looking forward to speaking with you!

Mtayari Umoja on June 16, 2019:

Good evening. Yes I’m looking for a daily paid temp job for this week. I’m can do Monday from morning till early evening, but all day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week and then work it out for next week as well

Yucoby Scott on June 06, 2019:

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Looking for next day pay job...

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Looking for work with same day pay. Have

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Jo culler on March 06, 2019:

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Will on March 03, 2019:

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Mike on January 09, 2019:

Im just looking for 2 weeks work. No vehicle. 10 years painting 5 years renovations and labour

Marcus fountain on October 26, 2018:

Willing to do hard work with daily pay

James Bankhead on October 26, 2018:

Looking for same day pay

Renee Hives on September 15, 2018:

I have over 10 years of manufacturing experience and I know with my years of experience and knowledge that I will be a great asset for an organization.

Stacy arnold from Springfield mo on September 02, 2018:

I am looking for same day pay due to my family has had sume recent hardship that has put us behind on bills rent is due this wk and have noway to pay

NAIROBI RILEY on August 13, 2018:

I have a lot of warehouse experience

Chad Lyles on July 02, 2018:

2014 I have been a heavy equipment operator