San Francisco has historically been known as a place to find exciting jobs with high-paying salaries. Though the pandemic has greatly changed the world, the tech industry has largely thrived, meaning the SF Bay Area still has a great many employment opportunities at various levels of experience and in a wide variety of sectors. Working with top staffing agencies makes this process fast and easy. Why is this list free?

Certified Employment Group
#1 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Being based in Northern California, Certified Employment Group prides itself on its knowledge of the local employment market. Promising to listen and respond to your requirements, Certified has established proven systems for sourcing, screening, transitioning and managing transitional workforces. Certified has been helping bridge the gap between great clients and talented employees in the Bay Area and Sacramento since 1963.

Onpoint Hr Solutions
#2 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

From Fortune 500 companies, to consultancies, to startups across all industries, OnPoint HR works with an exclusive focus in HR and functions as an extension of your team to further business goals and positive work cultures. Formerly consultants, executives, and career advisors, OnPoint offers a different kind of executive search firm.

#3 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

With headquarters in San Francisco and offices in San Jose, Los Angeles, and New York City, 80Twenty is a boutique and award-winning staffing agency specializing in marketing, sales, and creative talent. Known for their commitment to the quality and speed of their process, 80Twenty recruiters understand the roles they help their clients and candidates acquire and offer remarkable recruitment and sourcing strategies.

Betts Recruiting
#4 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Betts Recruiting does their best to connect the most extraordinary go-to-market talent with the most innovative companies in the world. Since 2009, Betts has worked with some of the biggest names in a myriad of markets, offering a specialized approach to each search. Having established networks of genuine relationships nationwide, Betts works to source the highest-quality talent to help you build your organization.

Artisan Creative
#5 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Artisan Creative is built on the foundation that opportunities come with integrity, respect, and honesty, with emphasis on life work integration and quality over quantity. Artisan Creative works to change lives by bringing people and companies together, and take pride in making a difference. AC has over 20 years of experience.

Ruby Peak Recruiting
#6 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Located in San Francisco and specializing in direct-hire recruiting and temporary staffing, Ruby Peak Recruiting has been bringing Bay Area companies and exceptional employees together since 2007. Ruby Peak works across a wide range of industries in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the East Bay to provide uniquely productive and professional recruiting and temporary staffing services.

52 Limited
#7 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

52 Limited is a digital resource company that connects creative and technology talent with leading brands, marketing teams, engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, and advertising agencies. A boutique agency born in Portland but expanded to San Francisco and Seattle, 52 Limited unequivocally supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring practices.

Scion Staffing
#8 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Scion Staffing is a West Coast recruitment agency and executive search firm with a regional headquarters in San Francisco. Known for placing a wide spectrum of talent in core areas for corporations, startups, and nonprofit organizations up and down the coast, Scion Staffing genuinely cares about the people they serve and their high standards of personal service and dedication to their clients sets them apart.

Innovations PSI
#9 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Innovations PSI is a boutique staffing firm specializing in financial services, providing executive search, full-time & temporary staffing in the Bay Area. Having actively served the CA market for 25 years, Innovations PSI delivers top-quality candidates to their clients in a timely manner. Innovations PSI individually screens all of their applicants to offer clients a thoroughly screened prospective employees that stack up to all technical requirements, preferred educational background, and career interests.

#10 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Driven by a belief in a flexible workforce, Aquent helps companies to be more agile and responsive to changing business priorities and market conditions. With an emphasis on empowering talent and encouraging inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, Aquent is a global workforce solutions company that helps organizations find, grow, and support people.

Beacon Hill Staffing Group
#11 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Beacon Hill leverages its distinct national service offerings to deliver HR and human capital solutions, with distinct specialty divisions to provide talent strategy, workforce consulting, temporary and contract staffing, as well as direct hire and executive search services. Operating in a distinct space with emerging growth companies and the Fortune 500 across market sectors, industries, skill disciplines and career specialties, Beacon Hill has more than 950 search and staffing professionals with an additional 5,000 consultants deployed across the country to help you find the talent you require.

Action Figures Convention
#12 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Highly specialized in providing superior quality on-site staffing and services for conventions, trade shows and conferences, ActionFigures Convention Staffing operates in San Francisco as well as San Diego, Anaheim, Los Angeles, and Chicago. With expert onsite support staff and the largest staff pool among five cities, ActionFigures Convention Staffing continues to successfully serve as the premier provider of outstanding personnel and services, exceeding the usual paradigm for convention staffing expectations.

Aunt Ann's
#13 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing has worked with tens of thousands of families in San Francisco over the past 50 years as a domestic referral agency, specializing in matching professional childcare, household, and estate staff with the quality employers. Building long-term relationships with multiple generations of clients, Aunt Ann’s offer a number of staffing and direct-hire services.

Career Group
#14 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Career Group is proud to partner with valued candidates and clients to cultivate career matches for creative, fashion, administrative, and executive professionals at the top companies nationwide, and helps to make direct hire and freelance placements across all industries. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Los Angeles, CG is committed to their talent and pride themselves on making placements within the very best companies across all industries

Legal Specialists
#15 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Legal Specialists, you might have guessed, specializes in the placement of attorneys, litigation support, legal administrators, legal secretaries, paralegals, and more across a vast network of law firms and corporate legal departments. For over five decades, Legal Specialists has worked to deliver exceptional staffing solutions with a trusted-partner approach, boasting an efficient and affordable pipeline of talent-driven and experienced individuals in their pool.

British American
#16 of 16 Best Staffing Agencies

Originally founded to provide household staffing solutions, British American Household Staffing strives to match the household staffing, childcare, or newborn care needs of all clients to ensure a placement that will endure. Offering a service that is both efficient as well as discreet, BAHS gains a thorough understanding of their clients’ specific needs before meeting those needs with rigorously interviewed and screened candidates.



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