North Bay’s Best Place to Work

Santa Rosa, California – September 16, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, Star Staffing, (, the leading provider of staffing solutions to the Wine and Manufacturing Industries in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area, was recognized as one of the North Bay’s “Best Places to Work.” This recognition is based on the results of an employee survey conducted by the North Bay Business Journal.  “These are exemplary companies,” said Brad Bollinger, publisher of the Business Journal. “Their leaders show us how to establish and maintain workplaces where morale is high and employees are engaged.”

This marks the second time Star Staffing has received the coveted Best Places to Work title. “This is incredibly rewarding for us, it is such an honor to be recognized in your local community and by your local community.  We have built our company by listening to the needs of our clients and by nurturing an understanding of the unique needs of our local economy. We also take pride in listening to the needs of our staff. To earn their approval and praise is priceless to us. And to be recognized two years in a row makes it all the more sweet,” said Lisa Shugarman, CEO an Owner of Star Staffing.

An award ceremony will take place September 18. Star Staffing is also the recipient of the North Bay Biz magazine award for Best Job Placement Service in the North Bay (2013). Star Staffing Vice President and Owner Nicole Smartt is pleased to accept the award.  “We’ve increased our staff by 230% over last year. It was important for us to steady our growth with the right people in the right position rather than an influx of employees just to fill the job. We searched for the best employees that exemplified the skills needed and embraced our core values. We are honored to be recognized as a Best Places to Work for the second year in a row. Our employees are the foundation of our company.”

Star Staffing attributes its success as an employer to staying true to the core values that guide Star in their day-to-day business activities. Star embraces their core values and conducts business in the true spirit of these values in order to create a positive and rewarding experience for clients, candidates, and employees.

I’m proud to work alongside our team members here at Star Staffing, they are among the best in the business,” said Nicole Smartt, Vice President and Co-Owner. “When you love what you do and the culture of your organization, it’s not work!”

About Star Staffing Founded in 1998, Star Staffing is the North Bay’s premier staffing provider and holds offices in Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Cloverdale, Napa, and Fairfield with satellite offices in Sonoma and Ukiah. Star Staffing offers recruiting and screening, payroll and time attendance management, on-site management, risk reduction programs, employee rewards and benefits, and knock your socks off service to a multitude of companies, including manufacturing, industrial, clerical, administrative, accounting, finance, information technology, and professional services. – Click here for full details.