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

fill your critical roles

How to Fill Your Critical Roles by the End of the Year

Can you believe it’s already December? 2019 flew by quickly – especially if you’re a hiring manager in this competitive job market. It can be challenging to find the talent you need during this time of year with all of the holidays and time off. However, that doesn’t mean your team should push your hiring efforts to January. Here are three tips to fill your critical roles by the end of the year.

Move quickly

With only a few weeks left in 2019, you cannot have a slow hiring process. With an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent, job seekers have lots of options to choose from. If a resume comes across your desk that looks like a good fit, act with haste! If they seem qualified, give them a call, and schedule an interview. Try to schedule it before the holidays, so you have the opportunity to get that offer letter out before everyone is out of office. If your hiring process isn’t efficient, you will miss out on the best candidates on the market to your competition.

Offer competitive compensation

In this tight market, you have to come in with a firm offer. Many job seekers are entertaining multiple job offers, and thus, will likely accept the most competitive offer. Now is not the time to low ball your candidates. If you like what you see, present an offer that is worthy of their talent and experience.

Moreover, have you thought about the cost of a vacant position (or even multiple) on your team? You might be surprised the amount vacancies can cost your bottom line. In fact, it may also be cheaper in the long run to pay a talented candidate a competitive wage than absorb the lost in production and manpower.

Work with a recruiter

If you really want to streamline your hiring process, why not try and work with a recruiter? We understand you’re busy – especially at this time of the year. With holiday parties, wrapping up budgets, and finishing up those projects before the end of the year, it can be challenging to find time to fill your open positions quickly. But when you partner with a recruiter from JSG, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. We will call candidates, screen them, schedule interviews, and so much more. All you have to do is focus on your day-to-day tasks, and we’ll do the rest. Partner with a recruiter today, and let’s work together to fill your critical roles by the end of the year.

Jackie Pyatte

JSG Employee Spotlight: Jackie Pyatte

We are excited to highlight Jackie Pyatte in this week’s JSG employee spotlight! Jackie is one of our talented Operations Administrators and plays an integral role within our North Charleston, SC team. Keep reading to learn a little more about Jackie’s career here at JSG!

You’ve been an Operations Administrator with JSG for just over a year. Tell us more about your career here!

I do all of the onboarding paperwork for current contractors – including payroll, changes, answering questions, and handling the day-to-day tasks that come along with the industry. I also source for our recruiters in my free time and help prepare paperwork for submittals.

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

I love my coworkers; we have a great team here in Charleston! I also love being able to help people get into new positions and take the next step in their career.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

As an Operations Administrator, you wear many hats – so you have to be flexible. One minute you might be doing onboarding, and the next, you might be transitioning someone into their future role.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I am very family-oriented, so I spend a lot of time with my kids. With everything from sporting events to school functions, they keep me busy!

If you want to hear from more of our fabulous employees here at JSG, read our other employee spotlights!

Sherri Weatherley

JSG Employee Spotlight: Sherri Weatherley

In this week’s employee spotlight, we are excited to highlight Sherri Weatherley, one of our wonderful Account Coordinators! Sherri has been with JSG since April and has been an invaluable asset to our Haddon Heights, NJ office. In her brief tenure at JSG, Sherri has done a remarkable job adding processes to improve efficiency in her office. Keep reading to learn more about Sherri and her role here at Johnson Service Group!

You have been an Account Coordinator with JSG for almost a year. Tell us what made you interested in getting into the recruiting world?

I actually went to school for HR. Once I finished my degree, I was looking for something in HR. After meeting with Ed and John, I really liked the message they put across about the company and where the office was going, so I absolutely knew I wanted to work for them in this field!

Why Johnson Service Group?

My favorite thing about Johnson Service Group is definitely the office environment. The tone that Ed & John set for the office makes Johnson Service Group a great place to work. Once you develop a good relationship with the people you work for, it makes you want to go above and beyond in your role and believe in the company and what they stand for.

Can you tell us more about the Account Coordinator role?

Recruiting is only one aspect of HR. As an Account Coordinator, you work with a lot more HR factors such as helping with benefits, onboarding, employee relations, payroll, etc.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am a huge football fan! I actually bartend in my free time, as I really enjoy the social aspect and building relationships. Also, I have an awesome group of friends that likes to travel a couple of times a year.

2019 SIA Awards

JSG Named to Three SIA Awards for Fifth Consecutive Year

Johnson Service Group is excited to announce that we’ve been named to three SIA Lists for the fifth consecutive year! This year, we were once again named to the following SIA Lists:

  • Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. (70th)
  • Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the U.S. (13th)
  • Largest Staffing Firms in Canada (14th)

What are these SIA Lists?

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. This year’s report for the Largest Staffing Firms in the United States features 157 companies, an increase from last year’s list of 143 firms. To be considered, each firm must generate at least $100 in revenue. According to Barry Asin, the President of SIA, “The 157 companies in this year’s report generated a combined revenue of $90.2 billion and had an estimated 61% of the market.”

For both the Largest Engineering and Largest Candian Staffing Firms lists, each firm must have made at least $50 million in revenue last year. This year, JSG is proud to announce that we grew on both lists; we rank #14 of 25 largest Canadian firms and #13 of 24 largest engineering firms.

35 years of excellence

2019 has been an exciting year for Johnson Service Group, as we celebrate another significant milestone this year: our 35th anniversary. For over three-and-a-half decades, JSG has been grateful for the opportunity to provide specialized staffing services throughout the United States and Canada.

To continue to receive these recognitions and grow in this competitive market, we couldn’t do it without our staff’s dedication. When reflecting on all of our accolades this year, Ken Slater, JSG’s Executive Vice President, said, “These achievements do not come without all our employees’ focused effort and continued thoughtful reinvestment into the company.”

The JSG difference

As the labor market becomes more competitive, JSG continues to work diligently to offer our clients and candidates world-class service. At JSG, people are our passion. We pride ourselves in understanding your organization’s unique needs; it’s our mission to help our clients successfully source the talent they need in today’s tight market. “Our main goal is to be able to continue efficiently aligning our strengths with our clients’ needs. Our staff will continue to provide exceptional service with a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and follow-through,” says Ken Slater.

We plan to continue building our team to maintain our present position as the most effective cross-industry staffing solution available. We work hard, we work together, and we work for you. Partner with JSG today, and let’s work together.

Jose Hernandez

Introducing Jose Hernandez, JSG’s New Safety & Risk Coordinator

Johnson Service Group is excited to introduce Jose Hernandez, JSG’s newest addition to our Safety & Risk Management team. Jose brings to JSG a wealth of knowledge in the safety world and is already making an impact on our team. Keep reading to learn a little more about Jose and his role at JSG.

Tell us a little about yourself?

My wife and I have two children, both of whom are boys ages 13 and 16. I am very simple in life and easy going. I have been in the safety field for more than 15 years, and I learned by being in the trenches and working alongside those I intended to help.

What made you want to go into a career in Safety & Risk Management?

I love having the opportunity to help others in times of need. The stratification of trying to prevent work-related injuries makes me feel like I am making a difference and ensuring everyone gets back to their loved ones, the way they walked into work.

What attracted you to Johnson Service Group?

The opportunity to be an integral part of a safety team. With my previous employers, I was a one-man-band. Also, I enjoy the challenges and obstacles that arise with a company that has thousands of contractors in the field.

What will your main responsibilities be as a member of our Safety Team?

My main responsibilities include managing claims and incidents, as well as keeping all departments informed of any changes with their affected employees.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?

My family and I enjoy hiking and fishing. I also like to fix anything and everything that is broken. I tend to refer myself as a “jack of all trades, master of none.” When I have free time and the weather is warm, I like to do woodwork. For example, I make plaques with inspirational messages and build furniture.

November 2019 Anniversaries

November 2019 Anniversaries and October New Hires

November 2019 Anniversaries

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

Atlanta, GA

Margaret Allen 1 year

Blue Bell, PA

Mike Adelman – 15 years

Steve Harwan1 year

Haddon Heights, NJ

Justin Taylor – 1 year

Irvine, CA

Dina Romero 6 years

Jacksonville, FL

Jeff Paarlberg – 9 years

Jason Kennedy– 5 years

Magnolia, TX

Kyle Hill – 1 year

North Charleston, SC

Liana Presti 1 year

Sacramento, CA

Kevin Fedor1 year

San Jose, CA

Alejandro Duenas – 4 years

Spokane, WA

Shahna Jacks4 years

Matthew Bennett – 2 years

Westmont, IL

Frank D’Amico32 years

Tracy Corbett – 14 years

Kailey Fritz – 3 years

Michael McGough – 2 years

Krishna Nalla– 2 years

Brent Davi – 1 year

Uma Suthan – 1 year

October New Hires

October 2019 New Hires

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

Atlanta, GA

Andrew Jackman

Bedford, TX

Kendall York

Jacksonville, FL

Cara Vogel 

Westmont, IL

Jose Hernandez

Maritza Gomez

And thank you to those that we missed recognizing over the last months: Lindsay Pate (North Charleston), Drew Hegarty (Tampa), and Chris Brien (Tampa).