We get careers. We get Business. We get work.

For over 50 years, Nelson has provided innovative workforce solutions to help companies efficiently build and manage their teams. From staffing and recruiting to independent contractor compliance, we collaboratively identify and construct flexible, scalable programs to help our partners rapidly adjust to shifting workforce needs and priorities.

We serve companies and organizations of all sizes in nearly all industries throughout California and beyond. We have specialized teams dedicated to general staffing, accounting and finance, technology, and much more. As a family-owned business and one of the largest independent staffing companies in the U.S., we are committed to involvement and investment in the communities where we live, work, and play.

Through our community-focused initiatives and our partnerships with companies and candidates, we’re not only matching talented, hardworking people with companies who need them, we’re also building the future world of work.

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Meet the Nelson Team​​

Get to know the friendly faces behind Nelson’s services

Joe Madigan

Joe MadiganChief Executive Officer

Joe Prusko

Joe PruskoChief Financial Officer

Chandra Pappas

Chandra PappasChief Operating Officer

Tony Bartenetti

Tony BartenettiPresident of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Melita Balestieri

Melita BalestieriSVP Marketing & Business Operations

Kim Barragan

Kim BarraganVice President of Business Solutions

Melanie Wise

Melanie WiseVice President of Human Resources

Craig Nelson

Craig NelsonChairman of the Board

Gary D. Nelson

Gary D. NelsonFounder