This article has multiple issues. Please help talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)( or discuss these issues on the Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Subsidiary of TrueBlue Inc|
Kent, Washington, U.S.
|Headquarters||Tacoma, Washington, U.S.|
Number of locations
|United States, Canada|
Robert J. (Bob) Sullivan, Chairman |
Steve Cooper, CEO and Director
|Products||Temporary workers for manual day labor|
Number of employees
600,000 temporary employees to jobs in construction, manufacturing, hospitality services, landscaping, warehousing, retail and more.
Footnotes / references|
PeopleReady (formerly known as Labor Ready), based in Tacoma, Washington, is an American temporary employment agency that specializes in day labor for construction industry, and light industry. PeopleReady is part of TrueBlue Inc which also includes PeopleScout (RPO and managed services) and PeopleManagement (workforce management). TrueBlue Inc. is a Fortune 1000 American multinational corporation, NYSE: TBI.
Company records indicate around 1,000 workers (roughly 1.6% of its claimed more than 600,000 workers) are injured at work every year. According to a 2002 report by the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department, PeopleReady employees are injured at three times the U.S. national average rate. Every year, 25% of PeopleReady employees are injured.
PeopleReady has come under fire for misclassifying workers (for example, as clerical rather than construction), which has resulted in the company paying less money (and in some states, nothing at all) into state workers' compensation funds than would otherwise be required. It has also been alleged that this conduct is systematic and intentional.
In 2007, the parent corporation was renamed TrueBlue, Inc. to reflect the company's expanding family of brands. It changed its corporate headquarters web address to http://www.trueblue.com, and its stock ticker to TBI. PeopleReady remains TrueBlue's flagship brand.