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>Clear Point is the only one that *doesn't* merit the description
Actually, my own recent experience with Clearpoint proves otherwise. I contracted recently in the Boston area and when I first arrived I called Clearpoint--after having previously good experiences with them. I told them I was looking for $65/hr. (which I know is definately in range in Boston) and the shocked recruiter told me "our highest paid contractors are making $45/hr, and that is with years of senior experience."
Within two days of talking to Clearpoint, I was able to get a job paying $73/hr, and I started that week. This tells me one thing: Clearpoint is taking way too high of a markup these days, and people working for them are not getting their fair share.