Connecting Top Talent with Top Jobs in Goleta, California

About Us

Since 1946, Spherion® has been helping companies connect with skilled talent that drive their business success. Local owner Trish Miller and her staffing team have been serving the workforce needs of employers and job seekers throughout Santa Barbara County since 2007. No one knows the market, the businesses or the talented individuals who live here better than Spherion.

When you partner with Spherion, you’ll be supported by a $2 billion workforce leader with industry-leading tools, technology and resources. While we are national in scope, you’ll receive the personalized service and attention of a locally owned staffing company that cares for the needs of its customers.

Locally Focused, Relationship Driven
What distinguishes Spherion from other recruiting and staffing providers? Our local focus and the high priority we place on building relationships that bring added value to our customers. At Spherion, we make a point to get to know our clients and candidates beyond the surface, developing honest relationships that result in exceptional talent placements. This means taking the time to listen to our customers, paying attention to the details, and delivering the kind of customer service that earns their loyalty. As a locally owned staffing company, Trish and her team are deeply involved in the community and committed to staying connected to the people who live here.

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Our Services

Locally owned and operated, Spherion® is a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services to businesses and job seekers throughout Santa Barbara County. Owner Trish Miller and her team are seasoned staffing professionals with 46 years of combined industry expertise ready to apply to your workforce needs. But, what makes us truly unique is the caliber of service and individualized attention you will receive when you work with our team.

Whether you are an employer searching for the ideal candidate or a job seeker pursuing the next step in your career, our team has the resources and expertise to help you succeed. Spherion places talent in flexible, temp-to-hire and direct-hire positions across a range of skills, including:

• Administrative & Clerical
• Customer Service
• Light Industrial
• Non-Clinical Healthcare
• Professional

Specialized Recruiting Expertise
While Spherion supports a wide range of workforce needs, our team has specialized expertise in the areas of professional recruiting and executive-level placements. We are constantly networking with professionals throughout Santa Barbara and building relationships with some of the area’s most sought-after talent. So, when you have a high-caliber position to fill, Spherion is ready to respond.

We are equally as zealous about helping talent in our area get connected to the right career opportunities. When you work with our team, you’ll gain access to Santa Barbara’s most respected employers!

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Map and Directions

We are located in Goleta in the Fairview Shopping Center. If you are traveling North on the 101 Freeway exit at Fairview, turn right at the off ramp. Turn left into the 2nd driveway after the stop light at Calle Real. Our office is next door to the Bank drive through.

If you are traveling South on the 101 Freeway, exit at Fairview, turn left. Stay on Fairview. Turn left into the 2nd driveway after the stop light at Calle Real. Our office is next door to the Bank drive through.

Awards and Recognitions

Goleta Spherion® owner Trish Miller and her recruiting team are committed to excellence in all that they do—from the way they operate their business to how they serve their customers. They have received numerous awards throughout the course of business that demonstrate this commitment:

• Top Women in Business in the Tri-Counties by Pacific Coast Business Times (2012)
• Spherion President’s Award (three-time winner)
• Spherion Performance Forum Award (two-time winner)

Affiliations and Partnerships

As a locally owned staffing company, Spherion® is passionate about getting to know the people and businesses of Santa Barbara County. Owner Trish Miller and her team believe the key to their success is founded on building strong relationships and staying involved in the community. Some of their partnerships include:

• Santa Barbara Executive Roundtable, Board Member
• Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties, Board Member
• Goleta Chamber of Commerce, President’s Circle Member
• Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador

Meet our Team

Trish Miller
  • Trish Miller
  • Owner
  • Trish Miller has been the owner of Spherion in Santa Barbara since its opening in July 2007. Over the years, they have earned multiple awards for the high standards that guide their business. Trish credits their success to her team of recruiters who work hard to please both clients and candidates. According to Trish, it’s all about honest relationships, great customer service and community involvement. Trish is currently a Board Member for the Santa Barbara Executive Round Table and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. She is also a President’s Circle Member of the Goleta Chamber of Commerce; an Ambassador for the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce; and was named one of the Top Women in Business in the Tri-Counties by the Pacific Coast Business Times. Prior to Spherion, Trish was a Human Resources professional for more than 20 years. She obtained her BA degree from UCSB and a Master’s degree from the University of San Francisco.
Susie Weslander
  • Susie Weslander
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Susie joined Spherion in February 2009 as an Executive Recruiter and quickly grew her client and talent base, resulting in the first President’s Award for the branch. Year after year, she continues to exceed her growth targets through her attention to detail, outstanding customer service and diligent recruiting efforts. Susie believes that trust, honesty, flexibility and strong relationships with clients are what keep us at the forefront of our industry. She has been a recruiter in Santa Barbara County for nearly 20 years and has a number of loyal clients and faithful candidates. Susie has worked diligently to build a network of local candidates so that she can respond to her clients’ needs quickly and competently. Moreover, she develops relationships with her contacts to ensure she understands the hard skills and soft skills that result in a successful placement. Susie’s recruiting experience includes placement of both temporary and permanent employees across a broad range of industries.
Ida Motta
  • Ida Motta
  • Recruiter
  • Ida began her recruiting career in Santa Barbara County in 2007 and has excelled in all aspects of client and talent management. She recruits constantly to maintain a robust candidate supply in order to fill the needs of her clients with speed and accuracy. Ida joined Spherion in 2011 and is continually focused on providing excellent customer service to her clients and the talent she places. She believes that a focus on the details is what makes her successful. Ida primarily supports light industrial and clerical staffing needs across several different industries for both flexible and temp-to-hire positions.


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Contact Us

  • Spherion
  • 271 N Fairview Ave, Suite 104
    Goleta, California 93117
  • 1-805-683-1600
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Meet Our Team

Trish Miller
  • Trish Miller
  • Owner
Susie Weslander
  • Susie Weslander
  • Executive Recruiter
Ida Motta
  • Ida Motta
  • Recruiter
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