AppleOne in Long Beach, CA used to be the BEST! I started there when I was 19 with no clerical experience whatsoever, only a high school diploma, but they got the ball rolling FAST.
However, when I relocated to Orange, CA about 6 years later, I found the staff here a little more impersonal, and NOT ONE CALL after I applied and had a lengthy clerical resume by then, plus more skills and more education under my belt. I finally decided to go with OfficeStaff, and have found perm. placement since.
I think sometimes it depends on which exact branch, or even recruiter, you try to connect with.