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Entertainers and Performers Washington DC

Entertainers and performers work in the performing arts and entertainment industry. Occupations include singers, magicians, dancers, comedians, DJs, musicians, actors, and clowns. See below for staffing agencies and job search companies in Washington, DC who can help you break into the creative industry.

Union Labor Life Insurance Co.
(202) 682-6673
111 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC

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Legalsource
(202) 529-8367
1319 F Street NW
Washington, DC

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Officeteam
(202) 626-0130
1201 F St NW
Washington, DC

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Tangent
(202) 331-9484
1901 L St Nw # 705
Washington, DC

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Golden Key Group
(888) 593-7454
1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Light Industrial, Human Resources, Admin & Clerical

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Unique International
(202) 887-0777
1625 K St Nw # 900
Washington, DC

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Eds
(202) 414-4700
800 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC

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The Midtown Group Inc. dba Midtown Personnel Inc.
(202) 887-4747
900 7th St NW Ste 725
Washington, DC
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time, payroll

Office of Contracting & Procurement
(202) 724-5328
441 4th Street NW
Washington D.C., DC

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Enterprising Staffing Services
(202) 232-4830
614S Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC

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Career Profile for Actors

Career Overview

Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.

Career Outlook

Employment is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs will be keen . Although a growing number of people aspire to enter these professions, many will leave the field early because the work—when it is available—is hard, the hours are long, and the pay is often low.

Employment change. Employment in these occupations is expected to grow 11 percent during the 2008–18 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Expanding cable and satellite television operations and increasing box-office receipts of major studio and independent films will increase the need for workers. Additionally, a rising demand for U.S. films in other countries should create more employment opportunities for actors, producers, and directors. Also fueling job growth is the continued development of interactive media, online movies, and mobile content produced for cell phones or other portable electronic devices. Attendance at live theater performances should continue to be steady, and drive employment of stage actors, producers and directors. However, station consolidation may restrict employment opportunities in the broadcasting industry for producers and directors.

Job prospects. Competition for acting jobs is intense, as the number of actors auditioning for roles greatly exceeds the number of parts that become available. Only performers with the most stamina and talent will find regular emplo...

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