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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.

Doug Munro
(202) 962-0595
707 H 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

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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4Staff, LLC
(202) 347-1044
1001 G St NW Ste 425W
Washington, DC
Type of Service
temporary, temporary/part time, part time

Whitman Associates
(202) 659-2111
1712 I St Nw # 200
Washington, DC

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

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Enlightened, Inc.
(202) 783-4655
666 11th Street NW
Washington, DC
Main Industries / Positions
Information Technology

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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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Case Recruiters
(512) 853-9070
20217 Bellerive Drive
Washington, 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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