Employment Agencies and Staffing Firms provide temporary workers to businesses. These days, specialty and full service staffing firms serve a wide array of industries – often providing highly skilled labor. Of course, blue collar labor and administrative workers are also commonly available through employment agencies. In order to employ workers and contract them out to clients, staffing agencies require state and sometimes local licenses.
In moderate-sized Colorado Springs, entrepreneurs with a love for scenic beauty will find they can get going without tremendous local licensing. Although Colorado Springs and El Paso County require food businesses and those that produce hazardous waste to undergo thorough inspections, many business-types fall more under state licensing jurisdiction. Colorado Springs has two major industries: defense and technology manufacturing. As a result, it has become a hub for technology-related companies large and small. The town's significant growth in recent decades has also made way for a variety of retail goods and services, giving local entrepreneurs lots of opportunity.