Talent Scout
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Your New York staffing alternative

You don’t need a New York staffing agency. You need Talent Scout. Discover the easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to find the right talent.

You don’t need a New York staffing agency. You need Talent Scout. Discover the easier, faster, and more cost-effective way to find the right talent.

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Staffing Agency
Remote Staffing

Quality talent. Less time to hire. More flexibility.

Get access to a global pool of pre-vetted remote talent you can depend on

Connect with professionals who have proven experience in marketing, design, and tech

Save 30-50% compared to traditional New York recruiting firms

Start for free—you pay only once we find someone who’s the right fit

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How it works

Day 1-2: Schedule and meet

Give us a few details and set up a time to talk with your recruiter.

Day 2-3: Review curated shortlist

Receive a shortlist of pre-vetted talent from your recruiter.

Day 3-5: Interview and hire

Interview your top choices and hire the best fits.

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Why choose Talent Scout?

Talent Scout
New York staffing agency
Talent Scout
New York staffing agency
Who?
Professional freelancers
Temporary workers looking for full-time jobs
Where?
Remote global talent
New York talent for on-site work
Contract length
Flexible: 1 to 6+ months
At least 3 months
Contract hours
Flexible: 20-40 hours a week
40 hours a week
Days to hire
Average of 3 to 5 days
Average of 30 days
Recruiter services
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Source, screen, and shortlist top talent
Verify skills certifications
Yes
No
Typical fees
25-35% hourly rate
Up to 100% hourly rate

Work with in-demand global talent who are at the top of their field

Stephen K.

Stephen K.

Certified Magento, Shopify and BigCommerce Developer

"I was able to triple my income because of Upwork. I love the chance I have to learn and grow my business through the platform."

Sam Crockett

Sam Crockett

Independent Web Developer

“My relationship with Cara & CompuVision has grown over the years. We’ve continued to work together on larger and more technical projects.”

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

Premium WordPress Development

"Upwork has proven to be the best way for me to find high-quality clients and exciting work."

Maria S.

Maria S.

Senior Front-end developer with over 11 years of experience

"Upwork has taken my business to the next level. Through Upwork, I have engaged with many high quality clients that I would not have been exposed to by my own means."

We find you skilled talent for these in-demand skills

Development
Design & Creative
Sales & Marketing

Meet your New York recruiting team

Yurii Maksymchuk

Yurii Maksymchuk

Recruiter
Cass Butler

Cass Butler

Recruiter
Brooke Kosowski

Brooke Kosowski

Lead Program Manager, Upwork Talent
Ali Sood

Ali Sood

Recruiter
Alexis De Jesus

Alexis De Jesus

Recruiter
Amberlee Conwell

Amberlee Conwell

Recruiter
Carolyn Gomes

Carolyn Gomes

Recruiter
Christopher Walden

Christopher Walden

Director, Talent Solutions
Cristina Romero Tavarez

Cristina Romero Tavarez

Recruiter

Your New York City staffing agency alternative

It’s not necessary to pay budget-busting fees for a New York City recruitment company or bury your human resources department in resumes. There’s an easier, faster, and more affordable way to find top NYC talent: Talent Scout. 

Talented freelancers flock to New York City, not just for the culture or the pizza, but for the thriving job market that provides plenty of opportunities in a variety of industries. Job openings in New York City’s top industries, including healthcare, finance, professional services, retail, manufacturing, and education, bring talent from diverse backgrounds. It’s a city filled with experienced workers in many fields, such as marketing, IT, and design

Local independent contractors may have graduated from such prestigious local universities as Columbia University and New York University. They may have experience working for companies like IBM, PepsiCo, and Deloitte. And you don’t need to hire a New York City staffing company to find them.

What types of talent can I find on Talent Scout?

Talent Scout recruiters have years of experience finding candidates for a variety of openings. Whether you’re a real estate startup in Midtown, a marketing agency in Brooklyn, or a financial services provider in Manhattan, our recruiters can fill openings in the following fields faster than a staffing firm: 

  • Marketing: Talent Scout can help you find freelancers faster than a recruitment agency for marketing at a fraction of the price. Talented local content creators, digital media planners, marketing managers, and other professionals may come with experience from NYC firms such as Omnicom Group. 
  • Design and Creative: New York City is overflowing with creatives looking for new jobs. Composers, graphic designers, videographers, and multimedia artists alike come with experience working at companies like NBCUniversal and The Estee Lauder Companies. You’ll find them all through Talent Scout—no need to overpay for a recruiting firm. 
  • IT and Software Engineering: Talent Scout can meet your staffing needs in information technology by finding you qualified computer technicians, software developers, security specialists, quality assurance specialists, and other tech job seekers. These professionals may have experience working for companies like American Express and AIG. 

Use Talent Scout to find a New York City freelancer

Employment agencies take time. Talent Scout can find you independent professionals in just a few days instead of months. That means you can leave early for a weekend in the Hamptons, grab a drink at a Park Avenue rooftop bar, or get lost in the MET instead of waiting to assemble your team. 

You’ll also save cash and enjoy a better overall experience with our friendly and experienced recruiters combined with machine learning. And while staffing services often provide contractors hoping for a permanent position, Talent Scout can connect you with experienced freelancers who are willing to work flexible hours. 

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Talent Scout and a New York City staffing agency?

Talent Scout is quicker than a recruiting agency. Thanks to machine learning and Upwork’s global pool of talent, you can find a qualified professional in three to five days. It’s also more affordable, costing only 25% to 35% of what a staffing firm would charge. 

Even at a low cost, Talent Scout can meet your staffing needs better than traditional recruitment agencies. You’ll still get a vetted short list of candidates, as you would with a staffing company. But these candidates will have passed skill certifications that ensure they’re a great fit for the role. And rather than hoping for full-time work, they’ll be experienced with the freelance lifestyle and willing to work flexible hours on temporary projects. 

That means you’ll get a list of talent more likely to fit in with your company. Talent Scout just may find you that rare freelancer you weren’t sure existed—the one who can deliver quality work independently while communicating effectively. So skip the temp agency and contact Upwork today. Talent Scout is the only solution you need. 

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