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Established in 1978, Emerald Staffing is the Portland area’s most reliable, locally-owned staffing firm. Our office located in Lake Oswego, Oregon offers an authentic balance of professional service and essential marketplace knowledge. As a leader in Portland’s staffing industry, our clients to rely on our proven success to provide dependable results for their hiring needs. We carefully screen job applicants through an extensive interview process, secure professional references, and offer valuable skillset assessments. As your staffing partners, Emerald Staffing offers a variety of resources to the clients we represent, including:

TEMPORARY STAFFING

TEMP TO HIRE

PERMANENT PLACEMENT

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

CANDIDATE SCREENING

ONSITE INTERVIEWING FACILITIES

ACA & ERISA REPORTING COMPLIANT

MARKET TRENDS ANALYSIS

HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTING

PAYROLL SERVICES

OREGONSAVES COMPLIANCE

OSHA SAFETY PARTNER

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FRESH IDEAS FOR YOUR GROWING BUSINESS.

A blended service. We place temporary, temp to hire, and permanent candidates. Call us today to discuss new opportunities for you or your company! 

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EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Need assistance finding your next Executive-level hire? Emerald Staffing's Executive Search can assist you!

WITH OVER 40 YEARS’ OF EXPERIENCE… John Burton, Jr. has helped build successful corporate teams across the nation. Starting in 1978, Emerald Staffing has continued to thrive as a family owned and operated business. Since starting in 1985, John has helped build the Emerald Brand from 3 employees to over 100 today. Being pliable in today’s market helped John work with hundreds of firms, spanning multiple industries, assisting with Executive placement.

BEING A NATIVE OREGONIAN… John has been able to cultivate a network that brings talented people to accomplished employers. John is actively involved on the Oregon board for the American Staffing Association, Panelist speaker for Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Panelist speaker for the 2019 Pay Equity Act, and a leader in Compliance. Being involved in continued education assists John’s expansive knowledge helping him navigate through different industries seamlessly.

WE BELIEVE THE BEST APPROACH IS… to listen to the client’s needs to assess what didn’t work or why the position is open. To experience continued growth, we reverse engineer the process building a candidate profile that will fulfill and exceed our client’s needs. Finding the proper candidate takes skill, understanding, vision, and dedicated work. One of our top priorities is to find an Executive that will fit into our client’s culture and vision for the future.

Contact us directly to discuss potential Executive Search needs! 

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TESTIMONIALS

Don't just take our word for it, see for yourself what our clients, candidates & employees 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.
  • I’m so grateful to have connected with this staffing agency! Nick Burton, was outstanding to meet with. I have full confidence that working with him, through your agency contacts, I will finally find a great and lasting opportunity to shine! I look forward to the opportunities that will be available to me soon. Thank you!

    Christine M. – Emerald Staffing Candidate
  • I feel very grateful for finding out about this agency. They seem very knowledgeable and have great connections that will help you find a job. When I came in for my interview I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly all the staff were. It makes a big difference for someone who is nervous. My interview was with Mary. She genuinely seemed to want to help you find the best job fit for you.

    Yana M. – Emerald Staffing Employee
  • The people I met were very friendly and helpful. I found the whole experience to be positive. I love that Emerald is a local and family-owned company. I look forward to working with Emerald!

    Amy R. – Emerald Staffing Candidate
  • Kanika was soooo sweet and personable!! I think I’m going to really enjoy working with Emerald Staffing. She told me right off the bat the jobs they had that fit my needs and interests, and asked if I was interested in any. The consideration was very appreciated as other staffing agencies I’ve worked with only give me information after I’ve decided to work a certain assignment. I’m liking this place already, 5 stars!!

    Savannah S. – Emerald Staffing Employee
  • I showed up today for an interview and was greeted promptly by a member of the staff. Personable and kind within a calming atmosphere I settled into the space. The interviewer had good questions for me as well as being a good listener.

    Jeffrey M. – Emerald Staffing Candidate
  • Had a great experience! The office environment is very warm and calming. Met Elise at the front desk who was very sweet and easy to talk to. The interview was with Mary, who was really helpful and took out the time to go over my experience in a personalized way to improve the chances of getting hire. Very excited about working with them!

    Aniqa A. – Emerald Staffing Employee
  • The staff here, including Mary and Jennifer, are very accommodating and kind. I’m confident that they will find a good job match for my skills and preferences!

    Bret C. – Emerald Staffing Candidate
  • I have worked with other staffing agencies in the past. My experience with Emerald was quite different. I wasn’t at all expecting to feel so comfortable or the surroundings to be so aesthetically pleasing. Normally it’s bare walls a few chairs, a fake ficus tree and an endless views of cubicle land with people less than excited to be there. Emerald is warm, inviting and friendly. Emerald staffing agency knows how to bring people together in an inviting and fun way without the feeling of making the interview process scary and dry. If you are considering a temp to perm job without scouring indeed and Craigslist, give Emerald Staffing a try. You won’t be disappointed.

    Tammy W. – Emerald Staffing Employee
  • The office is in a great location. The receptionist is very personable. The office is very clean and neat. Nick, my interviewer, was very amiable and professional. I didn’t realize that Emerald Staffing is a family-owned business. The company already had me in mind for a position when I arrived.

    Elisabeth J. – Emerald Staffing Candidate
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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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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
Katy

Katy

Client Relations – HR | Accounting View Details
Libbi

Libbi

Recruiting | Operations Assistant View Details
Jennifer

Jennifer

Front Office Coordinator View Details
Kanika

Kanika

Staffing Consultant View Details
Nick

Nick

Staffing Consultant View Details
Mary

Mary

Staffing Consultant View Details
Thoreau

Thoreau

Catnip Connoisseur View Details
Sookie Mae

Sookie Mae

Parkour Extraordinaire View Details
Watson & Blue

Watson & Blue

Investigative Duo View Details
Goose

Goose

Snooze Specialist View Details
Frank

Frank

Domestic Defender View Details
Auggie

Auggie

Excavation Expert View Details
Cooper and Ajax

Cooper and Ajax

Security View Details
Piper & Mochi

Piper & Mochi

Activities Directors 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

Katy

Katy

Client Relations – HR | Accounting

Where did you grow up? I’m a midwesterner, and grew up in Minnesota

Favorite Sport? Hockey

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? My position involves anything and everything that falls within Client Relations and Operations – 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? Every client is unique and every job is different… The diversity is what makes Staffing a world of its own. My team is the best; we get the job done, jam out to our favorite tunes, and have little bit fun.

Libbi

Libbi

Recruiting | Operations 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!

Jennifer

Jennifer

Front Office Coordinator

Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Growing up on the island was a true blessing because I was able to go hiking every weekend, and be outdoors all year round!

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? At Emerald Staffing I am the first person you meet when you walk in! I take care of scheduling and checking in candidates for interviews as well as post new job ads.

What do you enjoy about Staffing? I enjoy meeting every person that walks through our door in search of amazing opportunities that we have. It’s great to meet new faces everyday, and listen to many different stories about a diverse group of people.

Kanika

Kanika

Staffing Consultant

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. Being right in the heart of Waikiki, I loved the mix of locals combined with the excitement of meeting new people from around the world! Also, the sunshine and rainbows are to die for 🙂

What would you come back as, if reincarnation was a thing? If reincarnation was a thing, I’d probably come back as an elephant. I just adore them, and would totally have one in my backyard if I had the space! They are some of the most gentle, intelligent creatures I’ve ever encountered.

What do you do here at Emerald Staffing? I am a recruiter here at Emerald Staffing. My mission is always to find job seekers a position that would be the best fit, which involves a lot of listening to the needs of both candidates and clients. I love putting the pieces together and being a part of a family business with a passion for people.

What do you enjoy about Staffing? There is always excitement behind the interview process and finding an answer to the unknown that is a candidate’s next position or career. Meeting new people and finding out about what makes someone wake up for the day is something that will never fail to bore me.

Favorite industry to staff for? That, I have yet to find out! There is always something new to be learned about the work force and the hundreds of industries that make up our world. Interacting with professionals from a myriad of backgrounds is what I find to be one of the most enjoyable parts of what I do.

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.

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: Running rampant throughout the house at 1:00AM
Favorite YouTube: Bird Sounds and Squirrels Extravaganza

Watson & Blue

Watson & Blue

Investigative Duo

Favorite Food: Frozen bananas with peanut butter
Favorite Activity: Eating mud
Fondest Puppy Moment: Escaping the yard and running to Deno’s Pizzeria

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

Cooper and Ajax

Cooper and Ajax

Security

Favorite Food: Tomatoes and Carrots
Favorite Activity: Stealing
Favorite Time of Year: Halloween

Piper & Mochi

Piper & Mochi

Activities Directors

Favorite Food: Sunflower Seeds
Favorite Activity: Hide & Sleep
Favorite Color: We’re colorblind!

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HAPPILY PLACED!

  • Meet the voices behind Happily Placed!. John Burton, President of Emerald Staffing, and Mary Marshall, Senior Recruiter bring an exciting take on recruiting and Staffing.

  • This dynamic duo gives the audience an insider’s peak into being a recruiter in the ever-changing workforce. From hilarious stories to tips and tricks – you will never be bored whilst they are at the mic! Pull up a chair, grab a pen, and get ready for your weekly dose of Happily Placed!

  • Join John Burton and Mary Marshall as they dole out real-life advice about how to nail your interview. In this episode, these seasoned staffing professionals have a chat about the best ways for recent college grads to prepare for their interview, nail the questions, and get the job.

    (Click to Watch – Interview Tips & Tricks from Staffing Pros)

    Interview Tip & Tricks for Staffing Pros
  • Has it been a while since your last interview? Whether you are on the hunt for a new job or just transitioning positions in your current career, having the first round of interviews can be nerve wracking.         

    (Click to WatchInterview Tips for Experienced Professionals)

  • John and Mary go over the top 6 myths and questions that they hear floating around about staffing agencies.

    (Click to WatchOur Top 6 Most Common Staffing Agency Myths)

  • John and Mary go over the top 6 myths and questions that they hear floating around about staffing agencies. 

    (Click to WatchThe Power of Positivity In an Interview)

  • John and Mary go over the top 6 myths and questions that they hear floating around about staffing agencies.

    (Click to Watch – First Impressions & Excuses At the Interview) 

    First Impressions & Excuses At the Interview
  • John, Mary and Elise talk about first impressions, what to do when you need to reschedule, and what NOT to do when you think you aren’t going to make it in. 

    (Click to WatchFirst Impressions & Excuses At the Interview)

    First Impressions & Excuses At the Interview
  • John and Mary answer some email questions and doll out advice. 

    (Click to WatchWhat Happens After the Interview?)

    What Happens After the Interview?

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