Tech-staffing startup thinks it’s time for temp workers to know the score

Founders of CONCORDIS, a technology industry staffing firm are Tim Rogers, left, Brad Coulter, center and Brad Castoro.

The significance of contract workers and consultants in the technology industry contrasts with how much of the staffing business is hidden from those who are placed by the contractor companies.

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