Connecting Top Talent with Top Jobs in Bakersfield, California

About Us

Discover the Difference a Local Workforce Partner Can Make
Welcome to Spherion®, a national workforce leader with a distinct local focus. Led by owner Glenna Gates, our local team meets workforce needs with personalized service, quality talent and performance-driven solutions. We know Bakersfield. More than a business, it’s our home, and we are on a first-name basis with the diverse, talented people in our community.

A Personal Approach from a Trusted Partner
As a recruiting and staffing specialist, we are in the business of helping people pursue success. Great placements equal success for candidates and clients alike. That’s why we love helping individuals find work that lets their abilities shine and partnering with hiring managers to custom-fit candidates to their teams.

Leading Resources. Local Experience.
As part of a national workforce leader, we offer knowledge and expertise developed over more than six decades. From social and mobile recruiting to precision talent assessment, we infuse every workforce solution with industry-leading insights. Operating in Bakersfield for 15+ years, we serve hundreds of clients and candidates across a five-county area in Central California – Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern. The area residents we employ support our Bakersfield-based clients in administrative/clerical, operations, production, warehouse and service delivery roles.

Better Jobs. Better Workplaces.
Let our experience work for you. Tap our expertise to enhance the flexibility and performance of your workforce. Make our talented team your own. We’re ready to make your work and your workplace work better.

Put Bakersfield’s finest staffing team to work for you! Contact us today!

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Our Services

Employees serve others the way they perceive they are served by their own leaders. With more than 75 years of combined experience, Owner Glenna Gates and her team ensure that Spherion® clients are served by the best.

How We Serve Clients
We are a locally owned provider of recruiting and staffing solutions. Bakersfield businesses look to Spherion for our insights into workforce performance, our ability to address skill shortages and our commitment to client success. We aggressively pursue excellence in every placement and measure our performance to the highest standards.

How We Serve Candidates
We invest in the success of our candidates by ensuring better matches by way of a thorough screening process. By getting to know more about our candidates, we can connect them with the best available opportunities that match their skills and experience.

Skill Set Specialization
Offering temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire placements, we specialize in these skills:

• Administrative
• Clerical
• Light Industrial
• Contact Center
• Professional

Unparalleled Local Insight
No one else understands the community quite like a local does. We live and work in the communities we serve and experience first-hand the unique characteristics of the market and the workforce. Each of our team members has significant service and staffing industry experience. All are skilled in the application of our unique model to ensure the right candidates are placed with the right clients.

From owner engagement and consistent delivery to service assurance and compliance management, Spherion offers a clear choice for excellence in the Bakersfield and Kern County staffing marketplace.

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Map and Directions

We are near the corner of Stockdale Highway and South Montclair, just east of California Avenue. Take 99 to Stockdale, west. Turn left at Montclair and Spherion will be on your left.

Awards and Recognitions

Spherion® franchise owner Glenna Gates was recognized for leadership and innovation at several Fortune 100 companies during her career. She has never lost her competitive spirit and commitment to success, as evidenced by these accolades she and her team have earned from community peers and professional colleagues:

• Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Business Ethics 2009, 2010
• Spherion Owner of the Year 2009
• Spherion Performance Forum Award, 2008, 2009, 2010 for Market Growth
• Spherion President’s Award 2008, 2009 for Business Development/Market Growth
• Spherion President’s Cup Winner 2009
• Spherion Sales Leadership Award for Industrial Sales Growth 2009
• Spherion Spirit Award 2011 for Engagement, Change Leadership, Partnership

Affiliations and Partnerships

Owner Glenna Gates and her team take every opportunity to understand what drives the business organizations and the workforce that support a strong Central Valley. The Spherion® team is active in a number of community initiatives that put them at the heart of what’s happening in Kern County and the surrounding area. These include:

• Better Business Bureau of Central California (Board Member)
• Chamber of Commerce (Bakersfield, Fresno, Visalia)
• March of Dimes Central Valley (Board Member, Event Chair and Sponsor)
• Human Resources Association of Central California
• Society of Human Resource Management

Meet our Team

Glenna Gates
  • Glenna Gates
  • Owner
  • Spherion® Franchise Owner Glenna Gates is a dynamic service professional with 30+ years' experience in developing top-performing teams. Formerly a service operations leader for Fortune 100 companies, Glenna has extensive expertise in program and customer satisfaction management. Her focus on operational excellence has improved service delivery and reduced waste, driving improvements in client and employee satisfaction and loyalty. Since becoming a Spherion franchise owner in 2006, she has taken a leadership role in Spherion’s national franchise network. Glenna was a Spherion Licensee Advisory Board member from 2010 to 2012 and was elected president of the board in 2013.
Jim Braud
  • Jim Braud
  • Director of Marketing and Operations
  • Since the mid-1980s, Jim Braud has led operations for Fortune 500 companies involved in wholesale, retail and logistics. He has 20 years of sales, administration and general management experience. With this background, Jim provides solutions to client staffing needs that are based upon cost savings and efficiency without sacrificing quality or dependability.
Rosemarie Ardire
  • Rosemarie Ardire
  • Business Development Manager
  • With 15 years of experience, Rosemarie Ardire is expert in industrial staffing and client support. She leads the local team, providing creative solutions to customers and expert support to team members as they deliver outstanding talent to area clients.
Ellen Ferrell
  • Ellen Ferrell
  • Recruiter
  • With 15+ years of staffing branch management experience, Ellen Ferrell’s staffing career began in the early 1990s, preceded by nearly 10 years of intense client and customer service experience. Native to Bakersfield, Ellen’s work experience and business relationships have spanned a number of industries. Her unique local perspective has benefitted clients both large and small. Ellen’s particular area of staffing expertise is in placement of ideal-fit candidates in technical and industrial fields. Her client satisfaction scores are among the highest in the industry.

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  • Spherion
  • 140 South Montclair St, Suite A
    Bakersfield, California 93309
  • 1-661-835-1400
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Meet Our Team

Glenna Gates
  • Glenna Gates
  • Owner
Jim Braud
  • Jim Braud
  • Director of Marketing and Operations
Rosemarie Ardire
  • Rosemarie Ardire
  • Business Development Manager
Ellen Ferrell
  • Ellen Ferrell
  • Recruiter
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