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One of our favorite things to do is learn all we can about your “story” – who you are, what you do, why an employee would want to work for you, why an employer would want to hire you.


Whether you are a candidate or an employer, telling your story accurately and well is one of the things we do best – what we think makes us great recruiters!


Sooooooo – just in case you were a wee bit curious, here’s some info about us – who we are, where we’ve been, where we’re going, and of course what makes us different.  If you like what we do, maybe you could help tell our story to others!


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What Can We Do For You Today?

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Built to “Make a Difference.”  Built to LAST!

  • PACE’s story begins in 1975 when we became one of the first placement agencies in our local market to require  the employer, not the job seeker, to pay the fee.  Our  founders, two young female  entrepreneurs, had a vision for how an employer paid recruiting and placement service could “make a difference”-  and we did!
  • We started doing temporary staffing in 1985 and once again lead the way by offering the (new at the time) “temp to hire” way of staffing to then maverick technology companies like Microsoft, Adobe, and T Mobile.  These high growth companies needed a fast, efficient way to put the right employees to work without the hassle of hiring direct.   The temp to hire staffing model was the perfect solution.
  • In 2003 PACE initiated another innovation – a NETWORK of  local and national staffing agencies who worked together to provide employers with ONE STOP access to a wide range of niched staffing providers.  Our NETWORK quickly became the service platform dujour for Northwest “bigs” like Intermec Technologies (now Honeywell),  Group Health (now Kaiser Permanente), Children’s Hospital and more.

We’re proud of the fact that the MISSION we set for ourselves in 1975 – “to make a difference” – continues to inspire the PACE team today.  Each time we use our specialized expertise to help our client’s achieve a business goal or solve a difficult staffing issue, we know we’ve made a difference!

Today PACE is busy transitioning into a new generation of “make a difference” leadership.  We’re looking forward to continuing our story!


Today’s job market is changing rapidly.  As we BUILD BACK BETTER (post covid), job seekers are going to want to go to work quickly;  employers will prefer more flexible staffing solutions.   The right staffing agency to help you navigate thru these changes can make a BIG DIFFERENCE for both employers and job seekers.


What Makes Us Different?

We learned early that to “make a difference” we had to be different – to do things that other recruiting solutions didn’t or don’t.


  • Finding innovative ways for our clients to hire great candidates faster and easier than they could using alternative solutions.
  • Staying focused on solving our client’s staffing challenges – being unafraid to step outside the box to find the right solution!
  • Paying attention to all the little things that matter to our customers!

Here are just a few of our differences and why they matter….

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We’re a Northwest Company with a Northwest Style….

  • Our legacy in the Northwest business community is one of those things that sets us apart from nationally based staffing companies whose headquarters are located elsewhere.  PACE is owned by a Northwest native.  Our employees live in Northwest communities.  Everything we do is about the Northwest.
  • And our service model is virtual, connecting  employers and job seekers in all areas of Washington – from Bellingham to Portland, Seattle to Spokane.  We are where you are.   We go where you go.
  • Our approach in each city or community we serve is distinctly local!
Here’s just a few of the local  communities where PACE does business……..  


In Today’s World, It Takes a Village to be Exceptional….

….and PACE has created that village.  Our connections to the community and our industry span over 4 decades.

We Care About Causes Important to the Pacific Northwest…

…probably the same things you do – our environment, our kids, organizations that have helped the Pacific Northwest become one of the best places to live on the globe!    

PACE donates time and money to community organizations who we know are making a difference.      Each quarter we show case one of these organization in campaigns designed to raise awareness of their work and donations on their behalf.      

Insert a carasol  of community events we’ve been involved with and by clicking on the picture it opens a blog that describes what we did.

  • Hope Link Food Drive ( I can send images)
  • Washington Women in Need (
  • Coltan’s Army (
  • PACE supports working moms

– with a donation to Bellevue Boys and Girls club

We stay connected to an industry which represents over 3 million workers each day!

We partner with the leaders of the staffing industry to deliver world class staffing solutions…

(Can we do a matrix of logos for our industry partners)…..or some kind of rolling presentation of these partners?

American Staffing Association     

Affiliated Staffing Group



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