FAQs

 

  • How much does Metro Recruiting charge to help me find a job?
    Metro’s recruiting services are free to those seeking employment. Our costs are underwritten by the clients we serve.
  • Do I have to take skills tests to qualify for placements?
    It depends. Some Metro Recruiting clients require skills-testing, others do not.
    • Must I be 18 or older to work for Metro Recruiting?
      Yes, applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for placement.
      • Does Metro Recruiting work with people who aren’t native citizens?
        Most Metro Recruiting positions are open to all individuals eligible to work in the US, including those with: valid Employment Authorization Documents/Work Visas or United States Permanent Resident Cards (Green Cards); and others with eligibility matching the Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 requirements.

         

        Positions Metro fills with the US government (and federal contracting firms), however, often have strict citizenship eligibility requirements.

      • Does Metro Recruiting sponsor overseas workers wanting to relocate to the US, or H1 transfers?
        Metro only places people who are currently eligible to work in the United States. US Immigration Services is the official source for information about American employment eligibility.
      • I am a US citizen relocating to the MD/DC/VA area. Can I apply for a job before I move?
        A Metro Recruiting job application requires a valid, current address in Maryland, northern Virginia or Washington, DC. However, if you are planning to move soon, you may contact a Metro recruiter to get the screening process started. However, we cannot recommend you to our clients until you have relocated.
      • How long do temporary and temp-to-hire assignments last?
        Job assignment lengths vary, depending on Metro’s clients’ needs. Many temporary assignments are specific-length, short-term opportunities (usually for projects, or to fill in for a client’s permanent employee who is on leave).

         

        At times, there are long-term “temporary” positions. One reason is because Metro Recruiting is a women-owned business (WBE) – government agencies and subcontracting firms often need to meet minority worker quotas for projects and ongoing staffing.

      • How do I get paid, and when?
        Contract employees (temporary and temp-to-hire) keep daily timesheets, which must be signed each week by the onsite (client) supervisor.

         

        Signed weekly timesheets must be faxed (301.576.7772) or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Metro Recruiting each Friday by 4 p.m. EST.

         

        Each Friday, you will be paid for the previous week’s work by check – via mail or direct deposit.

      • How do I sign up for direct deposit?
        Give your bank account and bank routing number to your Metro recruiter for enrollment.
      • Where do I get a blank timesheets?
        Your Metro recruiter will email the timesheet to you at the outset of each job. Please use this as your ‘master copy’ and make blank copies from that. If you need more timesheets, call your recruiter; s/he can email, fax or mail additional copies to you. You may also download Metro Recruiting’s timesheet from the Applicant Profile area. You will need to log in to access the timesheet.
      • Will I be a Metro Recruiting employee or one of your client’s employees?
        Contract employees (temporary and temp-to-hire) work for Metro Recruiting. If you are hired by the client after a temp to hire period, you become the client’s employee and will be placed on their payroll. As well, a direct hire placement becomes the client’s employee.
      • How do taxes work for Metro Recruiting’s employees/contractors?
        Metro Recruiting considers each contractor an employee, whether you are doing temporary assignments, or you’re in a temp-to-hire position. Nearly everyone that works with Metro receives a W2 each year, which means we withhold taxes from your paycheck, taking the burden independent contractors usually face of having to paying quarterly taxes to the IRS.

         

        You’ll receive a W2 form with earnings and withholdings reporting for your tax filing purposes. By law, these are mailed out by January 31 (to the contractor), for the previous year’s earnings. If you do not receive the W2 by the second week of February, contact our office.

         

        Whatever address we have on file for you is where the W2 will be mailed, so keep this information updated with Metro. The US Post Office does not automatically forward tax-related documents to new addresses.

      • May I send my resume to Metro Recruiting, even if I’m not applying for a specific/listed job?
        If you'd like to be considered for employment, but don’t see a current job posting matching your skills and experience, you may submit your resume directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – or create an online profile and upload your resume on this website.
      • What is the job placement process?
        The process of securing work through Metro Recruiting is explained on the page The Process.
      • What do I need to do after I submit my resume/apply for a job online or by email?
        You may refer to The Process page of the Jobs section of this website. Essentially, Metro Recruiting’s livelihood depends on matching talented, qualified people with our clients’ workforce needs. We will keep your resume and profile information in our database and contact you if/when a placement opportunity arises.

         

        You may check the Search Jobs page as often as you wish for the latest openings. Contact us immediately if you see a good match on our site.

         

        Please update your metrorecruiting.com profile often, so our recruiters have your most up-to-date employment, education/continuing education/certifications and contact information.

      • How does Metro Recruiting protect my personal data?
        Metro does not resell our contractors’ or clients’ information. Our servers and data backup are encrypted to ensure confidentiality. For more information, see our Privacy Policy.
      • What happens when an assignment/placement ends?
        Your Metro Recruiting contact will be in touch with you and the client before an assignment ends. We’ll also begin to search for new placements on your behalf as an assignment draws to a close. You may also browse open positions on our website.

Log onto your online Metro Recruiting profile to update your experience with accomplishments from your ending placement. Include quantifiers of your achievements, such as (#s of people supervised, $ you saved the client through your actions, etc.).

 

About us

Metro Recruiting, Inc. is a service-oriented staffing / recruiting firm serving small businesses, large corporations, nonprofits and government agencies in MD, DC, and northern VA. At Metro, we pride ourselves on personal service, local market knowledge, and commitment to quickly and conveniently providing clients with the best temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement candidates for training, IT, administrative and professional services positions.