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Extraordinary Staffing Employees

Here is a look at the real faces of the staffing and recruiting industry. More than 3 million temporary and contract employees report for work every week in America’s offices, factories, health care facilities, warehouses, and other job sites—wherever there’s important work to be done, temporary and contract employees are on the job. Here are the stories of some of these extraordinary employees.

2018 National Staffing Employee of the Year Brittney Bourgeois
Health Care Sector

Bourgeois works with children as a speech language pathologist through her staffing agency, Supplemental Health Care. Due to the flexibility that staffing offers, Bourgeois can ensure that her young family comes first, while also meeting the needs of her students—all between the ages of three and seven.

Fawaz Joseph
Engineering, IT, & Scientific Sector

Joseph immigrated to the U.S. from Nigeria at the age of 12. After he earned a computer science degree, his staffing agency, ettain group, placed him on assignment with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a development tools engineer. Joseph thrived at FINRA and bridged to a permanent position during his second assignment.

Tayvon Snowden
Industrial Sector

Snowden is a temporary employee of Delta Global Services on assignment with New South/McCarthy Synergy Cargo at Hartsfield‒Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Snowden’s interest in aviation was piqued at the age of 12. The flexibility that staffing provides allows him to pursue his dream of becoming a commercial pilot.

Ken Martin
Professional–Managerial Sector

Martin, a brand manager, began working as a contract employee with LaSalle Network when his previous position was eliminated after a company restructuring. He was interested in staffing for the flexibility to allow him to have more control over his schedule and a better work‒life balance. Since making the switch to contract work, Martin has been able to find the challenging work he wants and dedicate time to his passions that include restoring historical houses.

2017 National Staffing Employee of the Year Wendy Hobbie
Industrial Sector

Hobbie moved to New York City in 2008 to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional dancer and actor. The flexibility that staffing offers allows her to audition, perform, and teach dance to deaf children at the Lexington School for the Deaf.

Sharon DeWitt
Engineering, IT, & Scientific Sector

Dewitt, a contract program manager focused on enterprise process transformation, values the flexibility of working through a staffing firm. Staffing allows her to lead pro bono IT projects for several charitable organizations in the Chicago metro area.

Brenda Riser
Health Care Sector

Riser, a pharmacist, has worked on over 500 assignments during her 13-year tenure with her staffing company. As a single mom, she chose a career in contract work because the flexibility it affords allows her to enjoy extra time with her daughter and mother.

Dominic Berrini
Office–Clerical and Administrative Sector

After graduating from college and realizing that a career in teaching wasn’t what he expected, Berrini turned to staffing for work. He was placed in a variety of temporary assignments, and bridged to a permanent job at Burton—a worldwide manufacturer of snowboards, bindings, boots, outerwear, and accessories—in Burlington, VT.

Jeffrey Burt
Professional–Managerial Sector All-Star

Burt is a senior art director on contract with Bank of America in Wilmington, DE. He enjoys the flexibility that staffing offers to freelance, travel, read, spend time with family, and pursue creative interests.

National Staffing Employee of the Year Ben Keen
Engineering, IT, and Scientific Sector

When Keen returned from serving in the Iraq War, he struggled with transitioning to civilian life and entering the workforce. Today he’s found his stride as a contract employee in the IT sector and as an advocate for veterans.

Brandon Shingles
Industrial Sector All-Star

Shingles loves playing professional basketball in Germany. In the off-season he comes home to Kentucky, where he values the flexibility temporary work assignments provide him.

Jonathan Morales
Office–Clerical and Administrative Sector

Morales achieved his dream job in the technology and gaming field by working closely with a staffing firm recruiter, who helped him bridge from a temporary assignment to a permanent full-time position with Nintendo.

Cynthia Nichols
Professional–Managerial Sector All-Star

Nichols earned a Ph.D. in her field and now is a professor at Oklahoma State’s School of Media and Strategic Communications. She pursued flexible temporary work between semesters, which helped her pay back student loans.

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