Connecting Top Talent with Top Jobs in West Springfield, Massachusetts

About Us

When you need a staffing partner with decades of expertise and deep local roots, entrust your workforce needs to Spherion®! Since 1978, we have been faithfully serving the recruiting and staffing needs of West Springfield businesses and job seekers—from Hampden and Hampshire, to Franklin and Berkshire counties.

Spherion is a 67-year staffing leader with a local focus and a passion for connecting skilled talent to rewarding career opportunities that drive business success. Owner Brian Houle and his recruiting team bring 38 years of collective industry experience and knowledge to your workforce initiatives. Ingrained in the community, we know the businesses and the talent who make West Springfield unique. For our clients and candidates, this translates into a clear advantage, since we are on a first-name basis with some of the most sought-after talent and employers in our area.

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Our Services

Our Services
Whether you are a company in search of qualified talent or a job seeker in pursuit of the ideal career opportunity, Spherion® is equipped to help you succeed. Local owner Brian Houle and his staffing team are well-known throughout the West Springfield community and committed to providing the kind of personalized service and solutions that speak of a locally owned staffing company.
Focused on your priorities, Spherion will provide the right talent and opportunities for your unique needs. From flexible and temp-to-hire staff, to direct-hire solutions, we place talent across a broad range of skill sets, including:
• Administrative & Clerical
• Contact Center & Customer Service
• Light Industrial
• Non-Clinical Healthcare
• Professional Specialties

A Personalized Approach to Staffing
When you partner with Spherion, your workforce initiatives will be met by a team of staffing professionals who genuinely care about your needs and go the extra mile to ensure they are met with exceptional results. Spherion owner Brian Houle and his staffing team understand that every customer is unique, and what works for one client or candidate is different from the next. Our approach has always been one of listening to and understanding customers’ needs, and responding with solutions that meet their objectives.

Areas of Special Expertise
While Spherion is able to support a wide variety of recruiting and staffing needs, the West Springfield team has extensive expertise in professional recruiting and direct-hire placements. When you need talent with specialized skills and experience, we have the resources and tools to rapidly source, screen and recruit candidates that fit your precise specifications. In addition, we also have staff in place to support bilingual talent placements requiring fluency in Spanish and English.

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Awards and Recognitions

At Spherion® West Springfield, we are committed exceeding our customers’ expectations and operating a business that’s defined by exceptional service, dedication and integrity. Local owner Brian Houle and his staffing team have received several awards that demonstrate these values and their commitment to excellence:
• Performance Forum Winners (2010, 2008)
• Franchise Office of the Year (1999)

Affiliations and Partnerships

Spherion® is a locally owned staffing company focused on building relationships with West Springfield businesses and the people who live here. To that effort, owner Brian Houle and his team are involved in a number of local organizations that keep them well-connected to the community.
• Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
• West of the River Chamber of Commerce
• Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
• Human Resources Management Association of Western Massachusetts
• Members of Chicopee Chamber of Commerce and Westfield Chamber of Commerce.

Meet our Team

  • Brian Houle
  • Owner
  • While Brian is a new owner, he is by no means new to recruiting or client satisfaction. He has 30 years of sales experience, with an emphasis on small business operations in the IT, software and HR industries. The last 12 years of his experience have been focused in the HR world with responsibility for professional recruiting and direct-hire placements. These are areas of strong expertise that he brings to the West Springfield team, and areas where he can add real value to your workforce initiatives. Brian understands that clients have multiple needs—sometimes seemingly conflicting needs—and he is committed to meeting those needs with strong solutions that optimize results. His education and varied experiences give him a keen ability to critically analyze situations and formulate multiple potential solutions. Brian’s approach in working with clients has always been one of listening and understanding, then responding in a timely manner with solutions that address the need and maximize productivity. Brian holds an EMBA from Suffolk University.
  • Gary Dazelle
  • General Manager
  • Gary joined the West Springfield Spherion office in 1998 and wasted no time becoming the “go-to guy” for all things staffing. He runs the office and personally handles recruiting and order fulfillment. When it comes to federal and state rules and regulations, Gary ensures compliance and handles workers’ compensation and unemployment claims. When you need immediate staffing support and want your needs addressed with urgency without sacrificing quality, Gary won’t disappoint. No one finds the best people faster or works harder to develop strong client relationships. Gary plays as hard as he works and can often be found around town socializing with clients and colleagues. A life-long resident of western Massachusetts, Gary is a true local with a genuine personality and a desire to help others achieve their goals.
  • Susette Salgado
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Fluent in Spanish and widely known throughout the Springfield community, Susette joined Spherion in 2002 and became a key part of our operation. Susette handles a variety of functions, from managing the on-boarding process and paperwork, to filling staffing orders and acting as a liaison to employees. How do we find so many good employees—the kind who fit our clients’ needs to a tee? It is due in no small part to Susette’s innovative recruiting methods. Her experience and ability to relate to people make her an exceptional recruiter and a valuable asset to our team.
  • Irene Houle
  • Marketing Director
  • Irene recently joined Spherion’s West Springfield team. As Marketing Director, Irene is responsible for working with Spherion’s corporate office on marketing and advertising initiatives, facilitating training activities and general bookkeeping. Her background in business-to-business sales and marketing is a perfect fit for supporting our valued customers and finding the best ways to inform, persuade and remind them of all that Spherion has to offer. She is also well-suited for her role in employee training, where she is able to put years of experience as a college instructor to great use.

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Contact Us

  • Spherion
  • 51 Park Avenue, Suite 7
    West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089
  • 1-413-781-4120
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Meet Our Team

  • Brian Houle
  • Owner
  • Gary Dazelle
  • General Manager
  • Susette Salgado
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Irene Houle
  • Marketing Director
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