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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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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
Nick

Nick

Staffing Consultant View Details
Mary

Mary

Staffing Consultant View Details
Libbi

Libbi

Staff & Recruiting Assistant View Details
Thoreau

Thoreau

Catnip Connoisseur View Details
Sookie Mae

Sookie Mae

Parkour Extraordinaire View Details
Watson & Blue

Watson & Blue

Investigative Duo 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

Where did you grow up? Right here in Lake Oswego… and Bloomington, Minnesota for a short time when I was too young to remember!

What would you come back as, if reincarnation was a thing? A river otter!

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? Overall, I make sure office operations are running smoothly and do my best to support the team. On a daily basis, you can find me managing the front office, reviewing resumes, scheduling interviews, doing data entry, writing advertisements, and handling whatever else pops up during the day!

What do you enjoy about staffing? I like that we’re always working with new candidates and clients. Everyone has a story and different experiences they bring to the table. I also enjoy educating job seekers about our services. A lot of our applicants have never used a staffing agency, or they have misconceptions about how we work. I love that we go above, beyond, and surpass people’s expectations.

Favorite Industry to staff for? I don’t directly handle staffing, but I’ve enjoyed learning more about the healthcare industry through talking to candidates and clients.

Katy

Katy

Client Relations – HR|Accounting

Where did you grow up? I grew up in LaCrescent, a tiny town along Mississippi River on the Minnesota/Wisconsin border.

What would you come back as, if reincarnation was a thing? John Wick

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? My position involves anything and everything that falls within Client Relations – payroll, human resources, new hire onboarding and benefits, accounting & credit management, and a variety of marketing and policy coordination.

What do you enjoy about staffing? I enjoy that Staffing is a world of its own – Emerald is truly different than most staffing agencies, as we’re a small and close-knit team, yet we work within a wide variety of professional industries. Every client is unique, every job is different… The diversity is what makes each day a different day. My team is the best; we get the job done, jam out to our favorite tunes, and have fun.

Nick

Nick

Staffing Consultant

Where did you grow up? It all began in a ranch style house off South Shore Road in Lake Oswego, Oregon. I have been local to these parts for 26 years.

What would you come back as, if reincarnation was a thing? If I were to be reincarnated, I would come back as a Red Panda. If you just asked yourself, “what is a Red Panda?”. Do yourself a favor, take 5 minutes out of your day and look them up.

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? Great question. The short answer is listening to the needs of my clients and candidates and providing mindful advice on how to solve complex situations.

What do you enjoy about staffing? The benefits of being a recruiter are endless. I get the most satisfaction out of the relationships that are built with our clients, the gratification I get after helping place a hard-working candidate and the fact that no two days are ever alike.

Favorite industry to staff for? Every industry has its own lure, but my favorite industry to staff for is the medical industry. There is an overabundance of material to learn and never a dull moment.

Mary

Mary

Staffing Consultant

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Shelton, CT. Not many people have heard of it. It takes about 15 minutes to drive through. I loved growing up in a small town, it was quaint and charming (not Gilmore Girls quaint, but pretty close).

What would you come back as, if reincarnation was a thing? Good question! If reincarnated… I would probably come back as an octopus. It’s weird because I hate being in the ocean, but I’ve always been fascinated by them. They’re such smart and interesting creatures. I would also love to have more than 2 arms to get things done.

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? I am a recruiter here at Emerald. I work with clients all over the Portland Metro Area, assisting them in finding good talent for their open positions. I meet many many job seekers throughout the week and love learning more about people’s experiences and meeting new faces.

What do you enjoy about staffing? Staffing keeps me on my toes! It is a very fast paced, ever changing job, where I’m constantly switching gears and having to come up with solutions to everyday staffing problems, whether it’s helping a client find that right candidate, or assisting a candidate in prepping for a big interview. Not one day is the same. It’s somewhat of an adrenaline rush, and I feed off that.

Favorite industry to staff for? That’s a tough one. I love the variety of industry that I staff for. I’m always learning about new jobs in different fields. I’d like to plead the fifth on this one.

Libbi

Libbi

Staff & Recruiting Assistant

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Danville, California. If you ever go, get a meal at Sideboard and order the Mac N Cheese – you won’t regret it!

What would you come back as, if reincarnation was a thing? I would come back as a Condor. I love the idea that I could wear a turtleneck all day while flying around!

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? Here at Emerald Staffing I help with anything relating to Social Media and Operations. I love making Instagram advertisements, writing our blogs, project management, and compliance.

What do you enjoy about Staffing? I love the diversity of staffing. Everyday I get to dabble in different industries, software platforms, and interact with all types of people. This creates excitement in every part of my day!

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 & Blue

Watson & Blue

Investigative Duo

Favorite Food: Frozen bananas with peanut butter
Favorite Activity: Tracking down the scent of the cat
Fondest Puppy Moment: Chewing on sticks together

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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HAPPY CLIENTS

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HOURS WORKED BY OREGONIANS

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ROOSTERS IN THE OFFICE

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TESTIMONIALS

Don't just take our word for it, checkout what our clients are saying.

  • 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.
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