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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

Financial Analyst – 42896
Accounts Receivables Specialist – 42895
Phone Banker/Customer Care Specialist – 42893
Medical Biller – 42889
Accounts Payable Specialist – 42888
Personal Lines Account Manager – 42887
Client Service Associate – 42884
Commercial Loan Processor – 42882
Dental Assistant – 42881
Medical Receptionist – 42891
Medical Receptionist – 42880
Part-Time Bilingual Admin – 42879
Part-Time Surgery Scheduler – 42878
Certified Medical Assistant – 42877
Accounts Receivable Clerk – 42875
Benefits Manager – 42814
Phlebotomist CMA – 42869
Personal Lines CSR – 42866
Medical Biller – 42868
Front Desk Receptionist – 42867
PE Engineer – 42864
Commercial Lines Customer Service Rep – 42863
Front Desk Receptionist – 42862
Certified Medical Assistant – 42860
Medical Receptionist – 42857
Full-Charge Bookkeeper – 42858
Administrative Assistant – 42854
Junior Paralegal – 42853
Certified Medical Assistant – 42850
Mortgage Loan Processor – 42845
Part-Time Event Planning Assistant – 42844
Personal Lines Account Manager – 42840
Customer Service Assistant – 42834
Certified Medical Assistant – 42829
Financial Service Representative – 42831
Bilingual Front Office Assistant – 42833
Bank Teller/Customer Service Rep – 42824
Home Loan Assistant – 42819
Salesforce Support Tech – 42836
Marketing Manager – 42835
Loan Processor – 42811
RN Circulator – 42801
Medical Assistant – 42797
Part-Time CMA – 42787
Athletics Optical Specialist – 42784
Certified Medical Assistant – 42782
Part-Time Medical Receptionist – 42755
Personal Lines CSR – 42768
Personal Lines Insurance CSR – 42736
Insurance 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
Debbie

Debbie

Scheduling Consultant View Details
Lynne

Lynne

Staffing Consultant View Details
Nick

Nick

Staffing Consultant View Details
Mary

Mary

Staffing Consultant View Details
Jax

Jax

Meow Master 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.

Debbie

Debbie

Scheduling Consultant

Favorite restaurant? Truffle Hunter (the best homemade desserts)

What is your dream home? One that I don’t have to remodel, and cleans it’s self, like Rosie on the Jetson’s

Top 3 Travel Destinations? Walt Disney World, Hawaii, Bermuda

Bonus Question: What is your greatest hope?: That I was a wonderful parent to my 2 kids, and they grow up to be happy and successful.

Lynne

Lynne

Staffing Consultant

Favorite Restaurant? Miss Shirley’s in Baltimore, MD. Hands down THE BEST breakfast you will ever have. The Seasonal Stuffed French Toast and the Southern Slammer Sandwich are sure to cure whatever ails you.

Your past or present nickname(s)? Tiny legs. When I was little my oldest brother and I would walk to the comic book store together. At the time I was no taller than 4ft and he was pushing 6ft. My tiny little legs did not move as fast as his!

Fondest childhood memory? My fondest memory is going to States in High School for bowling. I was a Senior in High School so it was my last shot. I made it to states and finished in 4th out of 200+ other people. It was a culmination of all my hard work and definitely a huge highlight!

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

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.

Jax

Jax

Meow Master

Favorite Activities: Chasing laser pointers, meowing at mom, and watching the birds outside.
Favorite Hangout Spot: The tippy top of my cat tree.
Favorite Kitten-hood Memory: Watching thunderstorms in North Carolina with mom.

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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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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