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ABOUT

Established in 1978, Emerald Staffing is the Portland area’s most reliable, locally-owned staffing agency. Our office located in Lake Oswego, Oregon offers an authentic balance of professional service and essential marketplace knowledge. As a leader in Portland’s employment and staffing industry, our clients 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 WRAP COMPLIANCE

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 expert 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. For over 30 years, 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
  • Emerald Staffing is AMAZING! If you are a qualified individual looking for a great place to have someone assist you in finding a career, this is where you would start. Mary Marshall helped me find my dream job – correction my career that I plan on staying until retirement. They take their time and make sure the fit for both parties is right and are great communicating with you throughout the process. Many thanks!

    Monica H. – 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
  • 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
  • The employees at Emerald Staffing were very professional but at the same time, very friendly and welcoming. This was my first time working with a staffing agency so I was a little nervous. They made me feel comfortable right away. Although they were interviewing me, it felt more like a friendly conversation to get to know me. I am looking forward to working with them on my job search.

    Patricia T. – 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 successfully fill a position, we celebrate!

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HAPPY CLIENTS

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HOURS WORKED BY OREGONIANS

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OUR TEAM

We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring excellent service, appropriate job placement, and essential ideas to the table. Meet our local team!

Meri & John

Meri & John

Founders View Details
John Jr.

John Jr.

President View Details
Nick

Nick

Senior Recruiter View Details
Margaret

Margaret

Staffing & Recruiting Consultant View Details
Dominique

Dominique

Staffing & Recruiting Consultant View Details
Riley

Riley

Staffing & Recruiting Coordinator View Details
Mady

Mady

Human Resources View Details
Katy

Katy

Operations & Payroll View Details
Chip

Chip

Seasonal Support Specialist View Details
Auggie

Auggie

Director of First Impressions View Details
Leche

Leche

Communications Coordinator View Details
Goose

Goose

Resolutions Representative View Details
Watson

Watson

Lead Greeter View Details
Barney

Barney

Principal Handshaker View Details
Frank

Frank

Master Enabler View Details
Sasha

Sasha

Support Strategist View Details
Maz

Maz

Creative Catalyst View Details
Yankee

Yankee

Security Specialist View Details
Sookie Mae

Sookie Mae

Meal Mixologist View Details
Daphne

Daphne

Copycat Writer View Details
Jager

Jager

Chief Troublemaker View Details
Clyde

Clyde

Happiness Advocate View Details
Earl

Earl

Initiative Officer View Details
Meri & John

Meri & John

Founders

Meri and John 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

What do you enjoy about the Staffing and Recruiting industry? After nearly 40 years in staffing and recruiting with Emerald, what I enjoy the most is being that helping hand. To help the job seeker land their perfect career and our corporate clients to build meaningful and productive teams.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? Dead tie! Bend and Astoria Ore!
It is pizza time… What kind of pizza do you order? Straight up – Pepperoni with olive oil base with thin crust. This way I can eat more!
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? We all know I do not watch sports! Trick question!
What are your favorite dancing shoes? Flip Flops!
Your spirit animal is? According to our friends at Google, my spirit animal is a deer. I am going against the research, and I am definitely an otter. Little known fact, the otter is the golden retriever of the sea.

Nick

Nick

Senior Recruiter

What do you enjoy about the Staffing and Recruiting industry? I love developing long lasting relationships with our local clients and candidates. Finding a great employee or a new career can be stressful, our dedicated team of recruiters and support staff work hard to streamline the process.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? Short Sands beach, just south of Cannon.
What is your favorite hot sauce? Secret Aardvark’s Habanero Hot Sauce (red label).
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? Rip City!
What is your go-to movie?Easy, it is The Wedding Singer.
Choose your spirit animal? Squirrel!

Margaret

Margaret

Staffing & Recruiting Consultant

What do you enjoy about staffing? Staffing is like having a bunch of puzzle pieces, for multiple puzzles, all in a giant pile. It is very fulfilling to helping our clients find the “missing piece” in their company.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? Duniway Lilac Garden
What’s your go-to movie? Howl’s Moving Castle
What’s your favorite snack? Flamin’ Hot Munchies or Salt & Vinegar Chips
Favorite form of caffeine? Monster Energy Zero Ultra – all flavors apply!
Choose your spirit animal? Hawk

Dominique

Dominique

Staffing & Recruiting Consultant

What do you enjoy about staffing? Making the connection between great clients and candidates. Witnessing the joy when both find the right fit. I love that I get to bond with each and be an advocate for both.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? Mount Hood
What’s your favorite chips? Time’s Jalapeno chips
Favorite shows? It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Workaholics, Summer Heights High
Your favorite dancing shoes Platform boots!
Your spirit animal is? A flamingo because I like pink and am bird-like

Riley

Riley

Staffing & Recruiting Coordinator

Riley is our Staffing & Recruiting Coordinator – we’ll have her bio soon!

Mady

Mady

Human Resources

What do you enjoy most about the staffing and recruiting industry? There is so much joy out of meeting new people every day and be a resource for them in their job-hunting journey. I also value building relationships with our clients and finding the right candidates to join their team.
Share your favorite foodie spots in Oregon? My hometown is Beaverton so if you are ever in the area, these are my recs:
Breakfast: Sunrise Bagels
Lunch BGs Food Cartel
Dinner: Decarli
Dessert: Crumbl
Late Night Grub: Shake Shack
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? Any University of Oregon team, go Ducks!
What are your favorite dancing shoes? My bare feet! In the wintertime though I will go with some thick fuzzy socks.
Your spirit animal is? Melman, the giraffe from Madagascar.
What would be your Hogwarts house? I’m in Hufflepuff!

Katy

Katy

Operations & Payroll

What do you enjoy about staffing? Every client is unique, and every job is different… The diversity is what makes this job 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.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? The Highland Stillhouse in Oregon City.
What’s your go-to movie? Point Break, it has everything you need in a movie!
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? I’m from Minnesota… Hockey, Go Wild!
What are your favorite dancing shoes? My very comfy, dirty vans.
Choose your spirit animal? Three-Toed Sloth; I love trees and hanging around.

Chip

Chip

Seasonal Support Specialist

What do you enjoy about staffing? Making new friends
Share your favorite hang-out spot? The North Pole
What’s your favorite food? candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.
Do you have a favorite activity? I just like to smile. Smiling’s my favorite.
Your favorite color? Green
What’s your spirit animal? A reindeer

Auggie

Auggie

Director of First Impressions

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

Leche

Leche

Communications Coordinator

Favorite Food: Ice cream
Favorite Activity: Singing to the community
Favorite Holiday: Cinco de Mayo

Goose

Goose

Resolutions Representative

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

Watson

Watson

Lead Greeter

Favorite Food: Frozen bananas with peanut butter
Favorite Activity: Dancing with my mom and dad
Fondest Puppy Moment: Chasing the sprinkler

Barney

Barney

Principal Handshaker

Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Activity: Playing with my friends at the Scooby Shack
Fondest Puppy Moment: Chasing bugs

Frank

Frank

Master Enabler

Favorite Food: Mice
Favorite Activity: Attacking (enabling) John
Favorite YouTube: Sad Cat Diaries

Sasha

Sasha

Support Strategist

Nicknames: Squash, Sassy, Sasquatch
Favorite Food: Plastic
Favorite Activity: Sunbathing
Favorite Time of Year: Christmas 100%

Maz

Maz

Creative Catalyst

Nicknames: Mazerati, Maz Kanata, Matzah Ball, Mazarella
Favorite Food: Whatever my mom is eating
Favorite Activity: Cuddling under the blankets
Favorite Restaurant: Hop n Cork in Lake Oswego – My mom and I hangout there in the summer!

Yankee

Yankee

Security Specialist

Favorite Food: Everyone’s scraps
Favorite Activity: Snuggling under the covers
Favorite Time of Year: Winter!

Sookie Mae

Sookie Mae

Meal Mixologist

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

Daphne

Daphne

Copycat Writer

Favorite Food: Anything and everything… Including paper!
Favorite Activity: Eating
Favorite Time of Year: Halloween, it was my adoption day!

Jager

Jager

Chief Troublemaker

Nicknames: Jagermeister, Egg, Muffin, Dingdong, Mr. Rager
Favorite Food: Beef
Favorite Activity: Teething on anything and everything
Favorite Time of Year: Summer – I love to swim!

Clyde

Clyde

Happiness Advocate

Favorite Food: Once, I got into a Turkey hotdog and I will never let myself forget it.
Favorite Activity: Staring out the window at people walking their dogs, pondering life and protecting my home.
Favorite Time of Year: Summer, I absolutely love to sunbathe.

Earl

Earl

Initiative Officer

Favorite Food: Stinky tuna, yum yum!
Favorite Activity: Climbing. I climb blinds, window screens, the shower curtain, really anything I can sink my peets into.
Favorite Time of Year: Fall, I love bird watching and being cozy!

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GET CONNECTED

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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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COMMUNITY

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