Pros: good placement initially
Cons: didn't help with followup or future placement. very low rate.
Talascend is a recruiting company and I was contracted into an engineering firm. When I was laid off Talascend did very little to try to place me again. I was not very satisfied with that.
They gave me a very low rate going in because I had been out of the workforce for 19 months due to the economy and downsizing of GM.
It was difficult to negotiate even the 50 cents extra that I received.