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Why These Employment Agencies?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Portland Employment Agencies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Apartment Advantage

Serving the Greater Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, and Tacoma areas since 2003, Apartment Advantage is a full-service staffing company providing permanent and temporary on-site placement. They focus on permanent and temporary placement of apartment management, maintenance, and leasing personnel. Their company values include offering customer-oriented service, fully trained and job-ready employees, industry expertise, and a consistent and responsive hiring process.

Beaverton, OR 97003



Boly:Welch is an employment staffing agency assisting clients throughout the Portland, Oregon, metro area. This company acts as a liaison between employers and individuals, working to hire the most qualified candidates and provide support services to help companies maintain productive relationships with employees. Some of its primary focus areas involve human resources departments, where it oversees temporary staffing measures and consultation. Boly:Welch also assists with executive staffing, helping to find experienced executives that fit into the client company's culture and negotiate contractual agreements with them.

920 SW Sixth Ave STE #100
Portland, OR 97204


Brooks Staffing

Founded in 1981, Brooks Staffing is a division of S. Brooks & Associates, Inc., a staffing agency based in Portland. The company focuses on offering employment solutions for applicants and employers that will diversify and enhance the workforce and provide jobs for the community. They are family and community oriented and specialize value chain management and acquisition management support.

Portland, OR 97211


Cinder Staffing

Cinder Staffing provides staffing solutions nationwide for permanent hire, project team, contract-to-hire, and temporary hires for the Portland and surrounding areas. The company focuses on using vision, energy, and support to help exceed clients’ goals and invest in each employee’s career growth. Founded in 2012 and based in Beaverton, they specialize in manufacturing in high tech and quality assurance validation. They hold awards that include the 2015 Lighthouse Awards and the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Oregon by Portland Business Journal.

Beaverton, OR 97006



Established in 1994 and based in Portland, FLEXSTAFF focuses on delivering high-quality talent for each temporary position companies need to be filled. They specialize in placing employees in hospitality, payroll, IT, administration, and light industrial staff. The company offers 24/7 accessibility and builds personal relationships to ensure each match is beneficial for both parties. They are a member of the American Staffing Association.

Portland, OR 97214


ICON Staffing Network

A multi-site and national contract search and staffing organization, ICON Staffing Network serves the Portland and surrounding areas. They focus on upholding their award-winning 5 Diamond service model by offering a dedicated and quality-driven team of professionals to help candidates, clients, and providers from beginning to end. They provide staffing solutions for industries that include retail, IT and technical, and healthcare industries. Other services they provide include relocation assistance, temporary employment, career counseling, interview coaching, and more. They are a member of the American Staffing Agency and Staffing Industry Analysts.

Tualatin, OR 97062


Kent Employment Solutions

A local and full-service staffing, recruiting, and career transition consulting firm, Kent Employment Solutions holds over 25 years of experience vetting candidates and matching employees with companies. Based in Portland and serving the Pacific Northwest, the company specializes in sales, marketing, administration, accounting, finance, and human resources. Kent Employment Solutions was ranked #57 on the 2016 Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035


Lexicon Solutions

Based in Portland, Lexicon Solutions focuses on offering high-quality and customized payroll and staffing solutions to clients and customers throughout the nation while upholding the principles of excellence, service, and value. The company provides services that include payroll services, contract-to-hire, contract staffing, professional placement, credit checks, and background checks. They are affiliated with and a member of the Portland Business Alliance, the Technology Association of Oregon, the American Staffing Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. They also hold recognition that includes the Inc. 5000 List from 2009 to 2016 and the Top Staffing Firms from 2009 to 2016 by Portland Business Journal.

Portland, OR 97225


Management Recruiters of Portland

Founded in 1979, Management Recruiters of Portland focuses on working closely with each client to develop a relationship and better understanding of each company’s staffing, marketing, business goals, and company values to deliver the matching talent. The firm provides company mergers and acquisitions consulting, franchise ownership, international executive search, temporary staffing, project team, executive search, and retained search placement. They specialize in placing candidates in positions that include research and development, operations, flavorists, food technologists, plant managers, sales, and more.

Portland, OR 97232


Management Recruiters of Vancouver

A full-service staffing solutions company, Management Recruiters of Vancouver focuses on protecting, strengthening, and promoting each clients’ interests by delivering professional and highly capable candidates for each position. Based in Vancouver, they specialize in recruitment, contract staffing, and permanent placement for positions that include banking and finance, life sciences, and more.

Vancouver, WA 98660


ProSource Network

Based in Portland, ProSource Network specializes in placing professionals in accounting, finance, engineering, and IT positions. The company focuses on offering quality and excellent by bridging the gap between candidates and clients while building mutually rewarding relationships. Founded in 2004, they maintain a versatile staffing and recruiting plan to match high-quality professionals with job positions and each company’s individual needs.

Portland, OR 97221


Reliant Search

A boutique staffing agency locally and woman-owned, Reliant Search specializes in administrative, payroll, human resources, finance, and accounting jobs. Serving the Washington, Portland, and Vancouver areas since 2003, the company focuses on searching for the right mix of personality, experience, and skills to fit each candidate to a matching company and job position.

Portland, OR 97232


Selectemp Employment Services

Located in Springfield, Selectemp Employment Services specializes in placing employees in marketing, training, strategy insights, development, and back-office support positions. Founded in 1987, the company focuses on making employers and applicants a great match with jobs they enjoy and skilled employees. Their values include communication, integrity, building relationships, teamwork, and more. They hold 1st Place from 2012 to 2016 as Readers’ Choice by The Register-Guard.

Clackamas, OR 97015


Sky Recruiting

Industrial and electrical industry specialists in recruiting solutions, Sky Recruiting serves the Portland and surrounding areas since 1996. They focus on offering candidates and clients with expert advice and staffing solutions with over two decades of experience. The company provides a unique and in-depth knowledge of the industry, expertise in managing placement, and a network of employed professionals for public, private, regional, national, and global companies.

Portland, OR 97223


Staffing Partners

Locally and family owned, Staffing Partners serves the state of Oregon with direct hire, temp-to-hire, and temporary positions. Holding offices in Eugene, Bend, and Beaverton, specializes in placing medical, administrative, and light industrial talent with employers. Serving the surrounding areas with over two decades of experience, the company originally started as a tax consultant and preparer for a family accounting firm.

Beaverton, OR 97008


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