Temporary Jobs Allow You to Shine – I Turned a Two-Week Project into a Career

Yudy Williams was establishing a great manufacturing career for herself in Mississippi. She'd spent 5 years working for a well-known automotive manufacturer doing quality control. She loved the work, but she wanted something more for her life. She wanted to…

TERRA Staffing Group Names Tacoma "Branch of the Quarter" for Q1

Congratulations to TERRA’s Tacoma Office for being named “Branch of the Quarter” for first quarter. The award, based on achieving sales, quality, profitability, and service delivery targets, was given at the company’s quarterly meeting held Wednesday afternoon. “I’m proud of…

TERRA Helped Me Turn My Education into a Career

In 2010, nearly 10% of Americans were unemployed. Brian Kiger was one of them. Knowing that he needed to make himself a more standout and marketable candidate, he decided to expand his skill set and returned to college to pursue…

Teresa McGowan is TERRA's Quarterly "Spotlight On" Award Winner

Congratulations to Teresa McGowan, Tacoma Recruiting Coordinator, for earning TERRA’s “Spotlight On” award. The “Spotlight On” award is a way of recognizing the many TERRA team members who play vital supporting roles in fulfilling our mission of “Success Stories Created…

The Bright Side of a Bad Job

If you currently find yourself in a position you hate, look on the bright side. "There is no bright side," you might argue. Take a deep breath and hold that thought. While it may sometimes feel that way, the fact…

The Truth About Staffing Agency Interviews

If you are under the impression that an interview with a staffing firm isn't a “real” interview, think again. Not only is it very real, the misconception that it isn't could negatively impact your job search. Here’s why: Staffing companies are well-connected. …

TERRA Had Options and Interviews for Me in Less Than a Week!

Lauren Dike came to TERRA after searching fruitlessly on her own for a job that she would find fulfilling. She met with Tacoma Staffing Manager, Tabitha Delaire. Tabitha had this to say about their initial meeting, “I knew Lauren was top…

TERRA Helped Me in the Past – And Again With My Future

Dorsey Simmons worked with TERRA in the early 90's and again in the mid-90's. During that time we were able to find him regular, full-time employment. Down the line, unfortunately, he ended up being laid off. After that, he worked…

Success Story Update: Alex Brooks Shares His Secret for Turning a Contract Assignment into a Career Opportunity

Six months ago we shared the story of Alex Brooks with you. He came to TERRA looking for a position that would allow him to utilize his background in business development, marketing and sales. Suzette Nedervelt, Seattle recruiter, placed Alex in a temporary-to-hire…

TERRA Found Me the Perfect Fit – They Invested in My Success

Christino Kaneko moved to Washington state in the summer of 2013, and for one month he searched fruitlessly for a job. He turned to TERRA for help and met with Amber Low, Everett Staffing Manager. Meanwhile, Everett Recruiter Patty Stoddard…