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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

B2B Sales Representative – 43010
Medical Receptionist – 43008
Part-Time Surgery Scheduler – 43007
Executive Admin Assistant – 42998
Inside Sales Rockstar – 42996
Personal Lines CSR – 42995
Enrollment Counselor – 42994
Universal Banker – 42988
Warehouse Manager – 42983
Trainee Account Manager – 42937
Part-Time Admin Assistant – 42982
Certified Medical Assistant – 42972
HR Manager – 42981
Warehouse Quality Assurance – 42970
Certified Medical Assistant – 42965
RN Advice Nurse – 42964
Intellectual Property Legal Assistant – 42959
Certified Medical Assistant – 42946
Accounts Receivables Clerk – 42943
Personal Lines Insurance CSR – 42931
Commercial Insurance Office Assistant – 42928
Certified Medical Assistant – 42926
Registered Nurse – 42925
Certified Medical Assistant – 42921
Medical Coder – 42907
Commercial Lines CSR – 42735
Certified Medical Assistant – 42899
Phone Banker/Customer Care Specialist – 42893
Personal Lines Account Manager – 42887
Personal Lines CSR – 42866
Front Desk Receptionist – 42867
PE Engineer – 42864
Commercial Lines Customer Service Rep – 42863
Part-Time Event Planning Assistant – 42844
Personal Lines Account Manager – 42840
Athletics Optical Specialist – 42784
Personal Lines Insurance CSR – 42736
Commercial Lines Account Manager – 42735
Certified Public Accountant – 42718
Print & Design Outside Sales – 42728
our-team

OUR TEAM

We believe in a diverse range of personnel 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
Elise

Elise

Reception|Consulting Entourage View Details
Katy

Katy

Client Relations – HR|Accounting View Details
Katie

Katie

Staffing Consultant View Details
Nick

Nick

Staffing Consultant View Details
Mary

Mary

Staffing Consultant View Details
YOU?

YOU?

Staffing Consultant View Details
Thoreau

Thoreau

Catnip Connoisseur View Details
Sookie Mae

Sookie Mae

Parkour Extraordinaire View Details
Watson

Watson

Rookie Investigator View Details
Neko

Neko

Purrrrsonal Trainer View Details
Goose

Goose

Snooze Specialist View Details
Frank

Frank

Domestic Defender View Details
Auggie

Auggie

Excavation Expert View Details
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

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.

Katy

Katy

Client Relations – HR|Accounting

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!

Top 3 Travel Destinations? I can’t choose only three…There are too many places to choose from! I’d love to visit Figi, Cambodia, New Zealand, Scotland, Norway, and Egypt!

Bonus Question: If reincarnation was possible, what would you “come back” as?: A sloth. I think hanging around all day in nature would be ideal for a second life.

Katie

Katie

Staffing Consultant

Coming Soon!

Nick

Nick

Staffing Consultant

Hidden Talent? I can play the piano

Favorite Portland Restaurant? Fireside Bar… Best burger in town fo sho!

Dream Home? Anywhere near a river

Bonus Question: Fondest childhood memory?

When my dad starred as a detective on Cold Case Files. You can catch it on TV March 2017!

Mary

Mary

Staffing Consultant

Top 3 Travel Destinations? I can’t pick three, I want to travel everywhere

Fondest childhood memory? Impersonating everyone on SNL to an audience (my Mom).

Favorite Restaurant? Jimmy B’s on St. Pete Beach in Florida!

Bonus Question: Pets/Animals you have or want? I have the coolest cat named Thoreau.

YOU?

YOU?

Staffing Consultant

Do you have excellent people skills, and enjoy a day-to-day variety? Are you ready to gain business and human resources experience? Can you multi-task and focus, but have fun with your co-workers? We have an amazing opportunity for an internal Recruiter to join our team. If you are career-minded, and ready to work hard in a team setting, then call the office to learn more!

Thoreau

Thoreau

Catnip Connoisseur

Favorite Food: Tuna & String Cheese (cut up into tiny pieces)
Favorite Activity: Chasing birds and watching my dad garden.
Favorite YouTube: Birds in the Park (in High Definition)

Sookie Mae

Sookie Mae

Parkour Extraordinaire

Favorite Food: Butter
Favorite Activity: Using my house as a parkour course!
Favorite YouTube: Bird Sounds and Squirrels Extravaganza

Watson

Watson

Rookie Investigator

Favorite Food: Frozen bananas
Favorite Activity: Playing with the sprinkler
Fondest Puppy Moment: My car ride home with mom and dad

Neko

Neko

Purrrrsonal Trainer

Favorite Food: Fancy Feast, and the treats my humans keep hidden
Favorite Activity: Bird watching from my indoor perch
Favorite YouTube: Dear Kitten

Goose

Goose

Snooze Specialist

Favorite Food: Everything…Especially grilled cheese sandwiches
Favorite Activity: Playing with my pal Auggie
Favorite YouTube: Funny Guilty Dog Video Compilation (Best of 2016)

Frank

Frank

Domestic Defender

Favorite Food: Mice
Favorite Activity: Attacking John
Favorite YouTube: Sad Cat Diaries

Auggie

Auggie

Excavation Expert

Favorite Food: Whatever Goose doesn’t eat
Favorite Activity: Playing with my pal Goose
Favorite YouTube: Throwing My Dogs a Pool Party

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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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HOURS WORKED BY OREGONIANS

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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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