In This Together

Ken Slater, Executive Vice President of Johnson Service Group, wanted to take a few moments to share a message of support during these times of unrest throughout the United States.

I am sure all of you are aware of the civil unrest that is currently happening across our country. In combination with the current pandemic, we are witnessing unprecedented times. With all that is happening, it would not be surprising to think that many of you are feeling anxious, distressful, fearful, or outright upset. We fully understand every single one of your sentiments.

At JSG, we recognize the significance of the emotional toll that all of this may be taking on your lives. We continually strive to recognize, honor, and support those who have experienced racial injustice. As we are continuing to reshape the Company for the future, know that JSG embraces equality and diversity in all of its forms; whether that is diversity of thoughts and ideas, diversity of race, gender, gender expression, or any other quality that makes us unique.

We must all continue to strive to be better to ourselves and others. We must not believe that our “new normal” will be filled with anger and hatred. We must move forward in a positive fashion. We at JSG encourage each and every one of you to lend your voices and your efforts in a positive fashion to promote fairness for all.

We thank you all for your continued efforts and wish all of our JSG family health, happiness, safety, and success… now and in the future. #InThisTogether

– Ken Slater, Executive Vice President of Johnson Service Group, Inc.

A Few Words Of Encouragement From JSG’s CEO, Dale Slater

Dale Slater, Founder & CEO of Johnson Service Group, wanted to take a few moments to reflect his gratitude to our entire staff and share a message of support during this challenging time.

A Message From CEO Dale Slater

“I would like to thank all employees of the JSG family for what you have done and continue to do to weather this crisis and to help our company cope with this situation. Our IT staff worked diligently and continues to do so, to ensure each and every employee has the ability to work remotely in the safest manner possible. Each of our offices has shifted to working remotely seamlessly.

All of their efforts have enabled our employees hours to be transferred to the accounting department accurately and timely each week to make sure payroll and billing can be done as usual. Over the past month, our day-to-day business has continued. The sales staff has been proactive in keeping in touch with their clients, and the recruiters are actively staying in touch with their candidates. I commend each and every one of our employees for their dedication and hard work.

As always, JSG’s main concern is for the well being of all of its staff and their families. We encourage everyone to abide by the safeguards set in place by the State and local municipalities you live in. As States begin to open, each area will be handled on an individual basis, but be assured that the well-being and safety of all is paramount, and every company-wide decision will be made with that in mind.

The global coronavirus has had an enormous effect on every one of us. It has been life-changing, and we all have had to manage our work and private lives like never before. No one knows how long it will take to get back to what we considered normal, but if we continue to take the necessary steps that we are committed to, I am convinced that we will come out of this a stronger and better company.”

Dale W. Slater, Founder & CEO of Johnson Service Group, Inc.

JSG May 2020 Anniversaries

May 2020 Anniversaries

May 2020 Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with May anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!


Tim Hurst – 11 years

Rob Boyle – 8 years

Frank Cunnane – 7 years

Karen Winfield – 2 years

Nichole Smith – 1 year


Cindy Price – 23 years

Joshua Bredemeyer – 1 year


Steve Forsyth – 11 years


Ed Zetusky – 5 years


Dana Belstler – 5 years

Patrice MacMillan – 5 years

Ariel Evans – 1 year


Dylan Beck – 3 years


Ken Slater – 27 years

Brittany Busse – 1 year

April 2020 Anniversaries & New Hires


Congratulations to all of our employees with April anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!


James Roberts – 14 years


Keith Duderstadt – 11 years


Sherri Weatherley – 1 year


Ginger Nilsson – 6 years

Mike Measures – 6 years


Melissa Brown – 9 years


Jay Kerrigan – 6 years


Carlos DeHerrera – 3 years


Katie Plzak – 7 years



JSG gained some new faces in February. Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members to the JSG team!


Mark Ballejo


Mark McGrew

Andrew Dyon


Kevin Hudson


March 2020 Anniversaries & New Hires

March 2020 Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with March anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!

Atlanta, GA

Paul Duke – 1 year

Bedford, TX

Tracey Hill – 11 years

Michael Geil – 11 years

Andy Tran – 1 year

Blue Bell, PA

Serena Cross – 16 years

Jacksonville, FL

Donna Blodgett – 3 years

Alex Grafton – 2 years

San Jose, CA

John Garcia – 11 years

Spokane, WA

Alex Price – 3 years

Westmont, IL

Nicole Banis – 5 years

Brianna Meier – 3 years

Ashley Kendrick – 2 years

Nick Calgaro – 2 years

February 2020 New Hires

JSG gained some new faces in February. Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members to the JSG team!

Atlanta, GA

Cynthia Vega

Candace Hamilton

Bedford, TX

Madison Winkler

Haddon Heights, NJ

Lawrence Wood

Irvine, CA

John Roland

Spokane, WA

Carson Axtman

Tara Hutchins

Nolan Laabs

Jessica Rohrbach

Luke Haun

Westmont, IL

Lauren Sarabia

JSG Appoints Greg Thullner Chief Operating Officer

Johnson Service Group, Inc. Appoints Greg Thullner Chief Operating Officer

Johnson Service Group, Inc. (JSG), a leader in staffing solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Thullner to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Thullner has been with the company for 6 years.

Thullner brings over 30 years of experience in the Engineering and IT Services sector with a proven track record of leadership, strategic thinking, and business acumen. Having driven business development growth strategies globally over the course of his career, Thullner will be responsible for the leadership and management of the JSG teams in Canada and the United States. He will be charged with spearheading the development, communication, and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.

“Throughout my tenure at Johnson Service Group, I have learned that JSG is a company with a proud history and a solid track record of performance founded on the spirit of entrepreneurship. I am very excited and honored to be starting as Johnson Service Group’s Chief Operating Officer,” stated Thullner.

“We feel strongly about and are committed to taking this next step in continuing to evolve JSG and position this company for the future,” shared Ken Slater, Executive Vice President of Johnson Service Group. “This is a continuation of our promise to align JSG with the vision of being a generational company with one clear voice and mission,” continued Dale Slater, CEO and President.

About Johnson Service Group

Johnson Service Group, Inc. is a North American staffing and recruiting services company with over 35 years of experience in providing quality engineering and technical professional services to companies throughout the United States and Canada. With over 30 offices, we’ve worked hard to establish our present position as the most effective cross-industry staffing solution available.

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Merry Christmas

Wishing You A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Our team at Johnson Service Group was feeling very festive this year. Check out some photos from our offices across the U.S. and Canada showing off their Christmas spirit. We also had several of our offices spend some time giving back to their local communities during this holiday season.

From all of us at Johnson Service Group, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope you all have a fun and safe holiday season.


JSG IT Team Christmas Photo

Harry Snyder

JSG Employee Spotlight – Harry Snyder

In this week’s employee spotlight, we are pleased to highlight Harry Snyder! Harry is a Business Development Manager out of our Westmont, IL office. He’s been with JSG for over five years now and has made a tremendous impact on our organization. Keep reading to learn more about Harry’s role at Johnson Service Group and his career in the staffing industry.

You have been a Business Development Manager with JSG for over five years. What does that entail?

My role as a Business Development Manager is centered around finding new clients to work with, as well as maintain and grow relationships with our current clients to ensure we’re helping them in all areas that JSG can affect. I also assist in directing and mentoring our newer sales staff in the Chicago office to help them understand the JSG way and systems.

Tell us a little bit more about your background in business development and sales.

At the beginning of my career, I worked in construction for my family-owned businesses. I wanted to get into business, so I moved to St. Louis. I started in Engineering-focused call centers, and from there, I transitioned into Operations. Eventually, I was set up with the staffing industry and transitioned into a full business development role. I wanted to continue staffing but was looking for something closer to home. I discovered Johnson Service Group, and the rest is history.

What do you like most about working in the staffing industry?

I have worked in several industries, and working in staffing is like riding a wave. At its high, this job can be the best there is, but as with most jobs, there are low points too. For me, it’s seeing that the low points are far and few between and that things change so fast, everything can change in a week (sometimes even a day!).

Are there any positions/industries that your office specializes in?

Our office focuses on Manufacturing and Engineering. We deal heavily with Quality, Project Managers, and all types of Engineering. However, Quality seems to be a hot button topic this year!

What do you think makes Johnson Service Group unique?

One aspect that I like the most is the direct contact with my SVP Ken Slater, contact that I’ve had from day one. It allows me to get an answer quickly. This is so important, especially in this market. You don’t have time to wait around on redlines of a contract, or “can we work with the client based off the INFO that was given?” If I have a pressing question that needs an answer, I can get it within the hour sometimes.

Lastly, JSG is all about building relationships with their clients. Having the chance to get to know them over lunch, taking them to a ball game, joining them for a company golf outing, and even getting invited to their companies’ outings. JSG is always shifting gears to allow our employees to succeed and listening to their ideas to help better the company as a whole.

What are some of your favorite things to do in the Chicagoland area?

My fiancé and I have a golden retriever named Lolli and a border collie named Shelby. So, we like to take them on walks and take them swimming. We just bought a house in Geneva, IL, and because of my construction background, I have been tasked with all the projects around the house! I’ve been busy, and I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We both love food and try to get out to new restaurants as we find them. We also love to cook ourselves, and every Sunday, we do meal preparation for our lunches for the week ahead. I also love to golf!

Harry Snyder

JSG Employee Spotlight - Janette Chavez

JSG Employee Spotlight – Janette Chavez

In this week’s spotlight, we are excited to highlight Janette Chavez, one of our talented Technical Recruiters at Johnson Service Group! Janette has been working out of our San Jose, CA office for over five years. During her time here, she earned both her American Staffing Association (ASA) certificates as a CSP – (Certified Staffing Professional) and her TSC – (Technical Services Certified). Keep reading to learn more about her career in the staffing industry and her role at JSG!

How long have you worked at Johnson Service Group as a Technical Recruiter?

I’ve been with Johnson Service Group for five years now. I started as a receptionist and got along really well with everyone in the office. It’s easy for me to talk to people, so Jim Beckley, our Senior Vice President, and coworker Cathy Kennedy thought I would be a great recruiter. He said, “let’s give it a try,” and I went in and love it!

How has the staffing industry changed over that time?

For me, the staffing industry is always a learning process. No matter what, you’re always challenged by new things. There are so many different tools now – various job boards, texting apps, etc. I get excited about new strategies and opportunities to recruit talent, so it’s easy for me to adapt.

What do you like most about working for Johnson Service Group?

I love the freedom and flexibility of working for Johnson Service Group. I really get to run my desk. The harder you work, the more it pays off. It’s very comforting to have great communication with my leadership and the candidates I work with.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

It can be challenging to work off of the job description; there are a lot of things I don’t know. However, I’m always learning and self-educating. I always talk to the clients or my coworkers to get a better idea of what we’re looking for. Through those conversations and a little trial-and-error, I’m able to improve my strategy every day. There’s always a new challenge because I always want to be better!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I have two kids, a 13-year-old son, and a five-year-old daughter. I spend a lot of time with my family!In my free time, I enjoy doing pretty much anything to relax – I love reading, as well as watching movies and TV shows.

Want to read more spotlights from our staff at JSG? Check them out here!

December 2019 Anniversaries

December 2019 Anniversaries and New Hires

December 2019 Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with December anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff!

Atlanta, GA

Dawn Fossati3 years

Mario Miranda2 years

Bedford, TX

Candace Pham11 years

Jamie Tran10 years

Jacksonville, FL

Austin Mckeever1 year

San Jose, CA

Cathy Kennedy6 years

Celeste Glascock3 years

Spokane, WA

Tracy Isakson5 years

Westmont, IL

Nicole Clark2 years

November 2019 New Hires


November 2019 New Hires

JSG gained some new faces in November. Please join us in welcoming our newest staff members to the JSG team!

Atlanta, GA

Welcome back to JSG, Daboris Woods!

Samuel Coleman III

San Jose, CA

Ashley Samuel