Connecting Top Talent with Top Jobs in South Burlington, Vermont

About Us

Welcome to Spherion®, South Burlington’s premier source for top talent and career opportunities. Since 1989, local owner Ken Ballard and his staffing team have been serving the workforce needs of Vermont businesses and job seekers. When you partner with us, your talent and job search needs will be met with superior service by recruiting professionals with more than 55 years of combined industry expertise and a passion for staffing.

Since 1946, Spherion has been helping companies find qualified talent that will contribute to their success—and we are just as zealous about helping job seekers find opportunities that will keep them progressing. But it’s our local focus and personalized approach to staffing that differentiates us most. We know the South Burlington market inside and out, and we are on a first-name basis with many of the talented people who live here. So, whether you are seeking hard-to-find talent or a unique career opportunity, we are able to tap into our relationships and give you an immediate advantage in your workforce pursuits.

Our Services

Whether you are a company seeking specialized talent or an individual looking for an exciting career opportunity, Spherion® is well-positioned to help you succeed. Individually owned and operated, we are South Burlington’s resident staffing experts with 45 years of experience in the Vermont market and a robust network of talent and career opportunities.

Local owner Ken Ballard and his staffing team serve the workforce needs of more than 200 clients throughout the area, among which are some of Vermont’s most prestigious employers. Our staffing team places a high priority on understanding your needs and providing the kind of service, talent and opportunities that underscore your value.

Recruiting & Staffing Expertise
Spherion places talent in flexible, temp-to-hire and direct-hire opportunities across a diverse range of skill sets, including:
• Administrative & Clerical
• Light Industrial
• Customer Service & Call Center
• Educational Support Services
• Non-Clinical Healthcare
• Professional

In addition, we have a dedicated direct-hire recruiter on our team with extensive expertise in sourcing talent for permanent placements. We also have experience in staffing for state and government contracts, as well as call centers, academic and financial institutions.

Put South Burlington’s most respected staffing team to work for you!

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Map and Directions


Exit 13 on I-89 North or South to I-189. Head south on US Route 7 (Shelburne Road) for approx. 1 mile. (6 sets of traffic lights). Turn right into business park called "Lakewood Commons". We are in the "East O'Lake" building on the 2nd floor. Our building is a turn of the century stone house in the front of the complex.

Awards and Recognitions

South Burlington Spherion® owner Ken Ballard and his staffing team have received numerous awards over the years that exemplify their commitment to excellence, including:
• Vermont Business Magazine 5x5x5 Award (2012, 2010, 2009, 2008)
• Spherion Corporation President’s Award (2011, 2010, 2008, 2007)
• Spherion Corporation Owner of the Year Award (2008)
• American Staffing Association Chapter Merit Award (2007, 2006)

Affiliations and Partnerships

At Spherion® South Burlington, we are committed to building relationships with the people and businesses that make our community strong. Many members of our staffing team have made it a personal priority to actively participate in local non-profit organizations that make a difference in the lives of others, including:
• Boys & Girls Club
• Special Olympics Vermont

Meet our Team

Kenneth J. Ballard
  • Kenneth J. Ballard
  • Owner/President
  • Ken is a 16-year veteran in the recruiting industry. He currently owns and operates two Spherion Staffing offices with locations in South Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York. Ken’s career in staffing began in 1997, when he became a temporary employee with Spherion. Shortly thereafter, he was offered a permanent position in their Vermont staffing office. Through promotion and tenure, Ken was presented with the opportunity to purchase the operation. What began as a team of three, has since grown to 10 associates who have proudly served hundreds of clients and thousands of employees over the years. Ken maintains an active status on multiple non-profit boards, a state-wide business advocacy board, and has been appointed twice by Vermont governors to an employment advisory council. Ken hails from New Hampshire and is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine.
Chad Bouvier
  • Chad Bouvier
  • Branch Manager
  • Chad is a seasoned professional in the recruiting and staffing industry with more than 10 years of experience working at Spherion. In his role as Branch Manager, he manages a team of four associates in the South Burlington, Vermont office. A graduate of Champlain College, Chad is currently enrolled in the 2013 Leadership Champlain class offered by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chad grew up in Colchester, Vermont where he still resides.
Jessica Barron
  • Jessica Barron
  • Client Service Supervisor
  • Jessica joined Spherion in 2008 as an office coordinator. Through promotion and tenure, she has become the lead CSR for administrative and clerical, flexible and temp-to-hire opportunities throughout their client community. Jessica is a native Vermonter and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Champlain College.
Julie Colangeli
  • Julie Colangeli
  • Senior Recruiter
  • Julie has been with Spherion for 11 years and oversees all direct-hire placements and professional-level flexible and temp-to-hire staffing. Specializing in accounting and finance, human resources, sales and marketing and technology, Julie has built a strong network of candidates and clients over the years through business referrals and community affiliations. Julie gained her PHR certification in 2007 and is a graduate of the business school of Northeastern University in Boston.
Timothy McCoy
  • Timothy McCoy
  • Recruiter
  • Tim has seven years of recruiting experience and has been part of the South Burlington staffing team for two years. Previously, he was responsible for recruiting talent for a broad spectrum of administrative, finance and accounting positions. In his current role, he specializes in recruiting talent for production and light industrial placements. Tim is a graduate of Vassar College.
Hannah Patenaude
  • Hannah Patenaude
  • Recruiter
  • Hannah has been part of the Spherion Staffing team for two years. She specializes in recruiting talent for administrative and clerical opportunities throughout Vermont. Hannah is a native Vermonter and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Anthropology from the University of Vermont.

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Contact Us

  • Spherion
  • 110 Kimball Ave, Suite #250
    South Burlington, Vermont 05403
  • 1-802-864-5900 x221
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Meet Our Team

Kenneth J. Ballard
  • Kenneth J. Ballard
  • Owner/President
Chad Bouvier
  • Chad Bouvier
  • Branch Manager
Jessica Barron
  • Jessica Barron
  • Client Service Supervisor
Julie Colangeli
  • Julie Colangeli
  • Senior Recruiter
Timothy McCoy
  • Timothy McCoy
  • Recruiter
Hannah Patenaude
  • Hannah Patenaude
  • Recruiter
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