February 29, 2024

Temp and Labour Hire Recruitment Services

Smith & Co Recruitment are one of Brisbane’s leading Labour Hire and Temp Staffing agencies. Servicing the South-East Queensland region, we offer both labour hire and permanent staffing solutions to businesses from Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast, Ipswich to Logan, and everywhere in between.

If you’re wanting to know a bit more about labour hire solutions, or to weigh up if temporary staffing is more suitable to your business needs than permanent staffing, then read on!


What is labour hire?

Instead of directly employing staff, businesses can engage skilled or unskilled workers through a labour hire agency. The agency will onboard staff, ensure all tickets and qualifications are valid, and will manage the staff’s timesheet and pay. This is often ideal for short-term projects and long-term projects. Labour hire is also known as temporary staffing or workforce outsourcing.


Who should use labour hire?

If you’re needing staff but do not have the need for permanent staffing solutions, labour hire and temporary staffing could be the ideal solution for you. Labour hire can be ideal for those who have project-based or contract-based work, need to cover staff leave such as long service or maternity leave, need interim staffing solutions, or have an upcoming busy period/seasonal demand. Some companies also choose to hire temporary staff before bringing them onboard their books as a permanent employee.


Who do we hire?

Smith & Co Recruitment do labour hire for a large range of industries. While these are primarily across the blue-collar spaces, we do also offer labour-hire for corporate and white-collar positions. Our staffing industries include;



  • Civil Operators including Excavator Operators and Dozer Operators
  • Skilled labourers
  • Pipe layers



  • Welders and Boilermakers
  • Mechanical Fitters
  • Electricians
  • Electrical Project Engineers
  • Estimators
  • Leading Hands


Manufacturing & Warehousing

  • Machine operators
  • Production workers
  • Storeperson
  • Pick packers
  • Truck drivers
  • Forklift drivers



White-Collar and Corporate

  • Finance including Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Administration and Operations including Administrative Assistants and Receptionists



Locations We Service

We cater to the SEQ region including the Greater Brisbane Area, Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich, and Sunshine Coast.



Ready to Hire?

If you’re ready to get some labour-hire staff onto your next project, then reach out today. You can reach us on 1300 WE RECRUIT or via the Contact Us tab on our website. We look forward to helping with your labour hire needs in QLD!