Elwood Staffing

Elwood Staffing is a privately owned corporation offering temporary staffing , temporary-to-hire staffing, contract staffing, direct placement staffing, and payrolling services. [1]Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana , Elwood Staffing operates offices throughout the United States. Elwood’s services match job seekers with employment in the following areas: manufacturing & production, warehouse & distribution, automotive, engineering, oil & gas, construction, information technology, skilled trades, administrative & clerical, and customer service.


In 1980, David L. Elwood, Ph.D., founded Elwood Consulting, a provider of pre-employment testing services , a way of supplementing the income of his private practice in Columbus, Indiana. In the early 1990s, the company’s services were expanded to offer a full range of temporary staffing services . [2]By 1996, the company reached $ 1 million in sales, and the following year has been brand new-Elwood Staffing-was selected to more accurately reflect the business’s primary activities. Since 2001, Elwood Staffing has acquired numerous companies, including the 2013 acquisition of SOS Employment Group, which doubled its staff size and service footprint. As of early 2015, Elwood employs nearly 1,000 permanent, full-time employees, operates 180 branches and 70 on-site rentals, and generates approximately $ 900 million in annual revenue. [3]

Elwood is the nation’s 10th largest industrial staffing firm [4] and the 18th largest overall staffing firm operating in the country. [5] Elwood’s size equates to employment of nearly 29,000 temporary associates daily and staffing partnerships with more than 6,000 client companies annually. [6]


Elwood Staffing is divided into four business lines: Elwood Staffing, Elwood Professional, Elwood Tradesmen, and Skill Staff. Each business line in the Elwood staffing family caters to a unique staffing need. [7]

Elwood Staffing
Elwood Staffing offers temporary, temporary-to-hire, contract, and direct-hire positions in a variety of areas: administrative & clerical, customer service, manufacturing & production, and warehouse & distribution.

Elwood Professional
Elwood Professional is the division of Elwood Staffing committed to the recruitment and placement of highly skilled engineering, information technology, and business management professionals in mid-level, VP, and executive openings.

Elwood Tradesmen
Elwood Tradesmen is the division of Elwood Staffing that recruits and places tradespeople -at the helper, apprentice, journeyman, and master levels-in the commercial construction, manufacturing, energy, and aerospace industries.

Skill Staff
Skill Staff is the division of Elwood Staffing that provides quality contingent workers for the construction and manufacturing trades in Utah’s Wasatch Front .


The 10th “Largest Industrial US Staffing Firm” in 2017 [8]

The 18th “Largest US Staffing Firm” in 2017 [9]

The 46th “Largest Global Staffing Firm” in 2017 [10]

2014 Best of Staffing Client Award: recognizing exceptional customer service [11] [12]

2014 Best of Staffing Talent Award: recognizing exceptional customer service [13]

Recognition as “The 23rd Largest US Staffing Firm” in 2014 [5]

The 11th “Largest Industrial US Staffing Firm” in 2014 [14]

The 13th “Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firm” in 2014 [15]

One of “Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies” in 2014 [16]


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  11. Jump up^ “About Us” . Elwood Staffing. 2014-01-01 . Retrieved 2015-07-30 .
  12. Jump up^ “Best Customer Service Staffing Agencies 2014” . Best of Staffing . Retrieved 2015-07-30 .
  13. Jump up^ “Best Talent Service Staffing Agencies 2014” . Best of Staffing . Retrieved 2015-07-30 .
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