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.
Indianapolis is one of the Midwest's most populous cities and a center of commerce for the entire region. Both the city and state encourage business development in part by centralizing licensing and making requirements clear. Although the state does most of the regulating, Indianapolis has a number of permits to protect consumers and ensure a harmonious, safe community. The city's primary industries are manufacturing, health care and social services, and retail trade. However, despite its manufacturing industries, Indianapolis does not have the same concentration of manufacturing as many other Indiana towns and cities. However, it is more diverse in the service sector and has positioned its airport to be a major transit and commercial shipping hub.