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WE ARE EMERALD

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ABOUT

Established in 1978, Emerald Staffing is a private and locally owned staffing firm located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. As a leader in the industry, our clients rely on our superior personnel to provide the best professionals for their hiring needs. We provide a number of valuable services to the clients we represent, including:

TEMPORARY STAFFING

TEMP TO HIRE

PERMANENT PLACEMENT

PAYROLL SERVICES

CANDIDATE SCREENING

ONSITE INTERVIEWING FACILITIES

ACA & ERISA REPORTING COMPLIANT

MARKET TRENDS ANALYSIS

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING

We carefully screen our job applicants through an extensive interview process, reference checking and computer software testing. Additional drug screening and background checking, is available at the client’s request.

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FRESH IDEAS FOR YOUR GROWING BUSINESS.

A blended service. We place temporary, temp to hire, and permanent candidates.

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WORK

Let Emerald help you find the job that you've been looking for

CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT – 41821
Water Project Help – 41817
DENTAL HYGIENIST – 41816
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT – 41814
MEDICAL RECEPTION – 41807
ACCOUNTING ADMIN – 41813
RECEPTION – 41812
TYPIST – 41811
GENERAL SUPERVISOR – 41809
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – 41806
BILINGUAL CSR – 41804
PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER
SR. TAX ACCOUNTANT CPA – 41801
CPA TAX MANAGER – 41800
Certified Medical Assistant – 41795
Part-Time Customer Serve Rep – 41794
Receptionist – 41784
Certified Medical Assistant – 41782
Financial Analyst – 41793
Teller/Customer Service Rep – 41798
Legal Assistant – 41787
Chiropractic Assistant/LMT – 41791
Warehouse Worker – 41788
Bilingual Account Manager – 41786
Internal Wholesaler – 41774
Garbage Collector – 41772
Certified Medical Assistant – 41750
Personal Lines Account Manager – 41754
Dental Assistant – 41757
Ophthalmic Technician – 41743
Commercial Lines Account Manager – 41600
Inside Sales Rep – 41745
Certified Medical Assistant – 41747
Accounts Receivables – 41748
Contracts Administrator – 41751
Certified Medical Assistant – 41730
Limited X-Ray Technician – 41594
Insurance Admin – 41739
Financial Services Rep – 41731
Personal Lines CSR – 41684
Bookkeeping Admin Assistant – 41689
DENTAL ASSISTANT – 41672
ORAL SURGERY ASSISTANT – 41659
INSIDE SALES – 41524
our-team

OUR TEAM

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring excellent service, appropriate job placement, and ideas to the table.

John Sr. & Meri

John Sr. & Meri

Founders View Details
John Jr.

John Jr.

President View Details
Cory

Cory

Staffing Consultant View Details
Lynne

Lynne

Staffing Consultant View Details
Rachel

Rachel

Staffing Consultant View Details
Katy

Katy

Client Relations – Accounting|HR Assistant View Details
Elise

Elise

Reception|Consulting Entourage View Details
Gordon

Gordon

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John Sr. & Meri

John Sr. & Meri

Founders

John and Meri Burton founded Emerald Staffing in 1978 – They have mentored many great professionals throughout the years.  Their honest and dedicated approaches to business are the building blocks which shaped Emerald’s foundation and success!

Fun Fact:  They met in grade school and have been together for over 70 years – They speak on the phone every Emerald work day at 9am

John Jr.

John Jr.

President

Why do you love PDX? Simple…The people! Portland is a big city with an awesome crowd – Our people are kind, caring and involved.. We all care about one another.

Favorite TV Series?  Netflix, House of Cards

Greatest hope? That Santa Claus is a real person and I can figure out how to transfer my perfect golf game from the driving range to the actual course.

Bonus Question: If reincarnation was possible, what would you “come back” as? Denzel Washington

Cory

Cory

Staffing Consultant

Why do you love PDX? I’ve lived in Portland my whole life yet I’m still discovering new parts of town and new restaurants to try every week. You will never go bored living in Portland! There’s always something to do whether it’s a great hike just outside of town, testing out the newest brewery, or people watching in Pioneer – I love everything about Portland. 

Favorite television series? Nashville – I was a country girl in a past life!  

Greatest hope? That I could teleport. If I had a dollar for every time I wished for teleportation powers, I would be a rich woman! I love to travel and teleportation would make that MUCH easier.

Bonus Question: If you had to live off one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cereal. I seriously used to eat three bowls of cereal a day. I’ve tried to cut it down a bit, but that would definitely be my go-to.

Lynne

Lynne

Staffing Consultant

Why do you love PDX? The food is one-of-a-kind and the scenery cannot be matched!

Favorite TV Series? Breaking Bad! Not that I live that lifestyle.

Greatest hope? To have my own wine brand.

Bonus Question: If reincarnation was possible, what would you “come back” as? A Giraffe…  Yup!

Rachel

Rachel

Staffing Consultant

Why do you love PDX? I tell people it’s the proximity to incredible hikes, the ocean and the mountains because I think it’s an appropriate answer. In reality it’s the food. If you don’t think so then I’ll show you where to eat.  

Favorite TV Series? Hands down Mad Men. I was totally born in the wrong decade. Well, wait. It could also be Modern Family. I may or may not be indecisive.

Greatest hope? To make it through life with as much dignity and grace as I can muster while having blonde Labrador hair on everything I own.

Bonus Question: Favorite Song? Tough one! I guess I’ll break it down into categories: Best Intro: Marilyn Manson, Beautiful People… Most Played: According to iTunes, Amy Grant, Mary’s Song… Best to dance to: Footloose, duh… Best lyrics: Norah Jones, Come Away With Me… Never gets old: George Strait, Carrying Your Love with Me.

Katy

Katy

Client Relations – Accounting|HR Assistant

Why do you love PDX? Because everyone who lives here loves this city – The culture, the trades, the quirks, the loveliness of Portland happens because the people are lively and active about keeping this city great.

Favorite food/drink combo? Dominos hand-tossed Hawaiian pizza with BBQ sauce (no tomato paste) and a PBR tallboy… Classic!

What’s your theme song? Ouch! That’s tough… Probably American Woman by the Guess Who… Now that’s a great intro. for walking into a room or the Whole Wide World by Wreckless Eric, that one gets me every time I hear it’s played.

Bonus Question: If reincarnation was possible, what would you “come back” as? Oh my… Haha, the female version of 007… Bahnah…Nahnah…Bahnahnah!

Elise

Elise

Reception|Consulting Entourage

Why do you love PDX? I love the food, the music scene, and how easy it is to get around and explore different neighborhoods. 

Favorite television series? Of all time: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Currently: Game of Thrones.

Greatest Hope? To visit all the continents! And soak up as much of the world as possible.

Bonus Question: What’s your next dream vacation? I’ve never been to the south, so it has to be New Orleans to visit my brother, listen to lots of jazz, and explore the bayou.

Gordon

Gordon

As a rescue cat I enjoy..
3 meals a day
Naptime
Tom and Jerry cartoons and bird watching

fun-facts

FUN FACTS

Here at Emerald we love what we do! Each time we place a new employee or fill a temporary position we celebrate.

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DOUGHNUTS EATEN

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HAPPY CLIENTS

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WAGES PAID TO OREGONIANS

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CANDIDATES INTERVIEWED

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TESTIMONIALS

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  • John Burton and the entire team of professionals at Emerald Staffing are top-notch partners in the increasingly competitive recruitment market. Emerald Staffing has given CRB Manufacturing a competitive edge when searching for those hard-to-find professionals with technical skills. We count on Emerald to help take our third-generation manufacturing company to the next level by finding and recruiting our most valuable resource – people!

    Aimee Baker, Controller
    CRB Manufacturing Inc – Est. 1948
  • I have had a business partnership with John Burton & Emerald Staffing for over 30 years. When I have an accounting or administrative opening – Emerald is my first call. They are trustworthy, honest, fair, very valuable in placement within our workforce and so much fun to work with!

    Wyatt Satrum – Director of Human Resources, Willamette Egg Farms
  • John Burton and the Emerald team have an exceptional program. They have helped our firm with laser point accuracy when hiring executive level administrative staff. I recommend Emerald to any employer without hesitation.

    Mike Nye – Founding Partner Capacity Commercial Group, LLC
  • It takes AWESOME people to hire AWESOME people…John and his team are the real deal! They helped me to fill a mission critical role that I had been struggling for months to fill. Not only did we find a great new addition to our team, but the decision was very difficult due to the high caliber of candidates that John presented. He truly is all about the relationships. This organization has energy and passion. And it shows in their work.

    Clint Kendrick - Sr. Director, Donor Services
    Bloodworks Northwest
  • Emerald Staffing has helped grow our startup company from one employee to six. The staff at Emerald have a firm grasp of our needs and have always been able to execute.

    Mike – President @ Envoy Inc.
  • The word that comes to mind when I think of Emerald Staffing in Lake Oswego, Oregon is WOW. Emerald Staffing was referred to me by the local Chamber of Commerce. I was having a difficult time finding an experienced, competent employee to add to my current business team. It took only a single phone call to Cory and her team to provide me with 5 extraordinary applicants. Within the first week I hired an outstanding employee that has now been with me for more than a month. Both Cory and my new team member ROCK! Thank you for your extraordinary assistance. You are the best!

    Pat Healey – State Farm – Owner
  • I’ve got to say; in the past I’ve worked with other agencies and didn’t get the service or response that I have received with Emerald Staffing recruiters. Because of past experience with other agencies, I planned on it taking much longer to find the right candidate to fill our position. Emerald Staffing has been great to work with and I will recommend highly in the future!

    Sue Vliet – Meadows Executive Office Suites
  • The Emerald Staffing Team is dedicated to ensuring successful placements at a fair price. After all making the wrong hiring decision can be financially crippling for any company especially a small one; therefore investing in a partner who is committed to a long term relationship to help make the right choice it worth every penny.

    Evelyn Hecht – President
    Hecht & Hecht Insurance Agency Inc.
community

COMMUNITY

At Emerald community is important to us. We strive to be involved in local organizations that make a difference in our community.

Children's Cancer Association
Basic Rights OR
JDRF
Bloodworks
Friends Of Trees
Phame
OR Humane Society
St Jude Children's Hospital

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