TEKsystems, a subsidiary of staffing giant Allegis, provides IT consulting and staffing services from locations in North America and Europe. Considered one of the nation's largest IT staffing firms, the company places more than 70,000 technical professionals each week who work in a variety of fields including biotechnology, telecommunications, and construction and engineering. TEKsystems has some 90 offices serving more than 5,500 clients. In addition, the company runs the thingamajob.com website, which is an online job board for technical staff. Spinning off of fellow Allegis unit Aerotek, TEKsystems was formed in 1994 to focus on the IT needs of clients.
Like all players in the staffing industry, TEKsystems and its parent were affected by the negative effects stemming from the 2008 and 2009 recession. Bitten by the decline in demand for workers for some of its key industries -- banking and finance, accounting, human resources, and sales and marketing, among others -- Allegis cut 10% of its workforce in 2009.