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.
Tampa, Florida is one of the Gulf of Mexico’s great port cities. Its booming business community needs a fair number of licenses – mostly from Hillsborough County and the state. Tampa businesses typically require four to eight licenses and permits – most from the State of Florida. Tampa's economy includes service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping by air and sea, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate. Tampa Bay is home to large and vibrant shipping port that fuels the economy as does tourism and the city's relatively new focus on conventions and events.