Nelson Named Largest Bay Area Staffing Firm

The San Francisco Business Times has listed Nelson in the number-one spot in its recent ranking of largest Bay Area staffing organizations. The Business Times bases its annual list on the number of prior-year W-2s issued by all of a staffing company’s Bay Area offices. The publication defines a company’s “Bay Area” offices as those being in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

Nelson gained the top spot by issuing 10,299 W-2s in 2018 from its six Bay Area offices located in Fremont, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Mateo, and San Rafael. While both the second-place and third-place staffing companies have more Bay Area offices than Nelson, they issued fewer 2018 W-2s when compared to Nelson.

According to Nelson CEO Joe Madigan, Nelson’s top ranking reflects the company’s 50-year record of building solid business partnerships with organizations throughout the Bay Area. Madigan credited the achievement to Nelson’s seasoned and highly experienced recruiting and staffing teams, plus a number of staffing industry veterans who now lead the organization.

“Nelson takes great pride in providing excellent service and successful workforce solutions to our partners across California’s many industries,” Madigan said. “Our teams have the expertise to match employers of all sizes with the right employees, for opportunities ranging from permanent hires and temporary workers to executive search services and seasonal help.”

As a family-owned firm headquartered in Sonoma, CA, Nelson operates in nearly 20 Northern and Southern California locations. With its deep knowledge of California’s job markets, Nelson serves organizations of all sizes across numerous industries by collaboratively identifying and constructing flexible, scalable programs in staffing, recruiting, and payrolling. The company is dedicated to helping its business partners adjust to shifting workforce needs and priorities.

The complete list of largest staffing firms is posted online here.