We put over 10,000 people to work each year!

Our long-standing relationships with California’s top-tiered companies enable us to give you the inside track on available job opportunities. With Nelson’s access to the unadvertised job market, you’ll find yourself interviewing for jobs you previously had no access to or knew were even available.

In our annual survey, more than 90% of temporary employees said Nelson offers more opportunities than other staffing firms. Tell us the kind of working situation you want and we’ll partner with you to reach that goal.

Why Nelson

Local experts

With more than four decades of experience, we’re the largest independent staffing company in Northern California. That illustrious history gives us a deep understanding of the local business climate and has earned us a strong reputation as the local staffing expert. We put that knowledge to work, assisting job seekers more effectively year after year.

Strong Reputation

In our annual survey of temporary employees, time and again, more than 90% of respondents say Nelson has more opportunities and better service than other staffing companies.

Talent Referrals

More than half our candidates come to us because of referrals from satisfied clients and employees. That’s proof positive that Nelson is the place to work.

Ranked #1

Regularly recognized by Northbay Biz as “Best Job Placement Service,” Nelson has also been recently honored as a Bay Area News Group Top Workplace and one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal.

We’re also the preferred staffing partner (and huge fans!) of the San Francisco 49ers.We believe treating our candidates and employees well accounts for these honors.

Our Partnership Approach

When you work with us, you’ll find the first thing we do is learn about you. We know the time we invest early benefits both of us and sets the tone for a lasting relationship.

Before you go out on a new job, we’ll meet your hiring managers to gain a thorough understanding of the company you’ll be joining—its history, corporate culture, and work environment.

Armed with information, you’ll be prepared to hit the ground running. It’s that preparedness that keeps the best companies coming back to hire Nelson candidates again.

Improved Performance

Our reputation was built on the fact that we deliver consistent, high-quality service to clients. It’s that reliable service that ensures top-notch candidates like you.

Quality Talent

We know we’re only as good as the candidates we refer to clients. With that in mind, recruiting the best and screening well is a way of life at Nelson. We want only the most qualified candidates representing us. 

Independently Owned

As the largest independent staffing firm in Northern California, ranked in the Top 100 staffing services in the U.S., some wonder why we choose to remain independent. It’s because we understand this market better than others and know that in staffing, particularly, the personal approach truly matters.