22 Seattle Recruiting Firms and Staffing Agencies Finding the Right Fit

August 1, 2018

The Seattle tech scene is driven and diverse, but finding the best opportunity among a sea of passionate visionaries can be stressful, time consuming and competitive. A little help from local employment experts can simplify the process. To help, we’ve broken down some of the top recruiting firms and staffing agencies in and around Seattle and Puget Sound for technology, marketing, sales, creative services, finance and general staffing.

Top Seattle Recruiting Firms & Staffing Agencies

  • Built In
  • Scion Technical
  • Viri Technology
  • Talent 42
  • WunderLand Group
  • Seattle Corporate Search
  • 24 Seven Talent
  • Provisional
  • Parker Remick
  • Resourceful HR


Tech Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

built in

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Seattle

What They Do: Yup, that’s us! Built in Seattle is a hyper-local network that produces content and events that connect local startups and tech companies with the extraordinary Seattleites that build them.

Fast Fact: Built In Seattle is one of seven sister communities across the nation.



scion technical

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Scion Technical is a staple among the Seattle and Puget Sound technology communities for IT staffing solutions. The company is divided into specialized teams for IT and creative services, corporate and executive search and nonprofit recruiting.

Fast Fact: Forbes rated Scion Technical 31 of the top 250 Best Executive Recruiting Firms in the world.


viri technology

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Seattle & Bellevue

What They Do: The team at Viri Technology come from a range of professional IT backgrounds. From software, infrastructure, IT leadership and even creative roles, their recruiters are well equipped to help candidates and clients with tech opportunities across industries.

Fast Fact: They have a resource center, covering topics from interviewing tips, LinkedIn networking and goal setting.


the talley group

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Mill Creek, WA

What They Do: The Talley Group began serving engineering and technical staffing companies in Seattle in 2002. Their team are not only techsperts, but they are active volunteers. Employees have formulated cross-cultural friendships with communities in Uganda, Ethiopia and Asia.

Fast Fact: The Talley Group is a certified Woman Owned Business in Washington and California.


talent 42

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Unlike the other companies on the list, Talent 42 is an annual tech recruiting conference in Seattle. For tech recruiters, sourcers and engineers, this conference is a must-attend event. Some of their top speakers come from Apple, Zappos, Facebook and Salesforce.com.

Fast Fact: Their team created a company theme song & music video that deserves an MTV Video Music Award.


B Certified Recruiting & Staffing Agencies


Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Imperative reaches beyond the perks & quirks, engagement surveys and volunteer opportunities; they empower managers to develop diverse purpose-driven teams. The Seattle-based recruiting firm utilizes personalized ‘purpose profiles’ to provide weekly, monthly and quarterly insights for managers to optimize performance, engagement, impact and culture.

Fast Fact: On average, inspired employees show a 125% increase in productivity.



Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Where is Waldron? Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Waldron practices social responsibility and serves like-minded nonprofits and private organizations with executive search and coaching, career transitioning and effective organization services.

Fast Fact: Awarded the 2017 Corporate Citizen Award by the Puget Sound Business Journal.


Marketing Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

wünderland group

Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Founded in 2009 after the infamous stock market crash, Wünderland has since grown into a full-service marketing staffing agency. Wünderland Studio, the company’s on-demand production team, also offers creative, digital and marketing services.

Fast Fact: Rated one of the Largest Staffing Firms in the US by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2018.


orin rice staffing & consulting

Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Ballard, Seattle

What They Do: Orin Rice has called Western Washington its home since 2014. Founded by Meredith and Tim Sprangers, the family-owned recruiting firm focuses on marketing, sales and sales engineering and offers a compelling referral program for successfully placed candidates and company partnerships.

Fast Fact: Orin Rice donates a percentage of all profits to Habitat for Humanity and Treehouse.


Sales Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

seattle corporate search

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Seattle & Bothell, WA

What They Do: Seattle Corporate Search is a hyper-local recruiting agency with more than 20 years of experience. The SCS experts specialize in B2B tech, professional services and wholesale distributors to fill sales and business positions.

Fast Fact: On average, they interview 220 candidates each month.

Fast Fact: They have placed 2,530 candidates and represent 735 clients.


sales talent inc.

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Bellevue, WA

What They Do: Sales Talent works exclusively with sales professionals, sales engineers, sales representatives and sales leaders. Not sold yet? Their success rate is three times the national average, with 86.2% of placements coming from passive talent.

Fast Fact: 21.9% of Sales Talent’s clients are headquartered in Europe.


west coast careers

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Lynnwood, WA

What They Do: Founded in 2004, West Coast Careers is an award-winning staffing agency that places enterprise sales reps, regional sales reps and sales leadership. They focus on direct placement of permanent hires in South West Washington and Oregon.

Fast Fact: Rated one of the Best Employment Agencies in Seattle by Enterprise.


Creative Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

24 seven talent

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: 24 Seven Talent serves the staffing needs of a variety of creative fields, including digital design, luxury fashion and beauty. It might behoove you to meet with a 24 Seven Talent consultant on Thursdays to join their team for an ice cream social.

Fast Fact: Their website features a resource center, a salary calculator and a weekly blog.


Finance Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

creative financial staffing

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Creative Finance Staffing is an employee-owned recruitment agency that attracts and places talented accounting and financial professionals. When it comes to creating driven, entrepreneurial teams, Creative Finance Staffing leads by example with ongoing training and career growth opportunities and yearly incentive trips and national conferences for internal employees.

Fast Fact: CFS made Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms for 2017 & 2018.



Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Seattle, Spokane & Kennewick, WA

What They Do: With three locations across Washington, Provisional has placed more than 15,000 contract workers and 8,000 direct hire professionals. This full-service recruiting firm distinguishes itself by providing career counseling, training and benefits for contract staffing professionals.

Fast Fact: They have an app called Provisional Job Search for candidates to search on the go.


seattle financial

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Today, the all-women team at Seattle Financial are well-trained accounting and finance recruiters. Their highly-ambitious team comes from diverse backgrounds working at Amazon, living in New Zealand, competing in triathlons and gaining a wide range of recruiting experience along the way.

Fast Fact: They’ve worked with some of Seattle’s biggest corporations including Starbucks, Boeing, T-Mobile and Costco.


matrix finance & accounting

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Seattle & Bellevue

What They Do: Matrix Finance & Accounting takes a unique approach to recruiting by leveraging the networks of the accounting and finance professionals they’ve already placed. They also offer services in project-based consulting, interim staffing and permanent full-time hires.

Fast Fact: Rated among the Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2017 by Puget Sound Business Journal.


Executive Search Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

parker remick

Recruiting Specialty: Executive Search

Location: Fremont, Seattle

What They Do: Parker Remick helps private and public companies in 25 countries find the right leaders for their needs. Google, Amazon, Twitter and Paypal are just a few of the prominent companies Parker Remick’s three Pacific Northwest locations serve.

Fast Fact: Harriet Williamson - an alumnus of the Whatcom Humane Society - is their CN (Chief Napper).


herd freed hartz

Recruiting Specialty: Executive Search

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Herd Freed Hartz bills themselves as the ‘Northwest's Leading Retained Executive Search Firm,’ with 90% of their work coming from repeat business and referrals. With clients like Starbucks, the Space Needle and REI, it sounds like that referral network is paying off.

Fast Fact: Ranked one of America’s Best Executive Search Firms in 2018 by Forbes.


General Search Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

resourceful hr

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Gatewood, Seattle

What They Do: The all-women team at Resourceful HR are passionate about the business lifecycle. This full-service recruiting agency provides services in management coaching, engagement surveys and employee separations.

Fast Fact: Puget Sound Business Journal named Resourceful HR 52nd of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in 2017.


the pace staffing network

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Bellevue, WA

What They Do: The Pace Staffing Network works with clients and candidates seeking opportunities in the administrative, financial, technology, healthcare and human resources industries.

Fast Fact: Pace earned the 2018 Best of Staffing Award for Client Satisfaction by Inavero.


parker staffing services

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Downtown, Seattle

What They Do: Last, but not least, Parker Staffing Services is the only temp recruitment agency on this list. They boast a team of ‘millennials, lifetime Pacific Northwesterners, athletes, mathletes and bakers’ and have a four:one female to male ratio.

Fast Fact: Ranked one of Washington’s Best Companies to Work For by Seattle Business Magazine for three consecutive years.


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