No other industry is like the skilled trades. That’s why we’ve spent 30 years focused exclusively on staffing the right workers for these roles. PeopleReady Skilled Trades understands the unique set of skills, experience, and qualifications necessary to succeed in this competitive industry.
No other industry is like the skilled trades. That’s why we’ve spent 30 years focused exclusively on staffing the right workers for these roles. PeopleReady Skilled Trades understands the unique set of skills, experience, and qualifications
necessary to succeed in this competitive industry.
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You guys are awesome to work with, I want PeopleReady Skilled Trades to staff my jobs in the future, I really appreciate you!
- Charle’s Paul of Aladdin Industries
Taryn Owen is President of PeopleReady, TrueBlue’s industrial staffing giant that puts 300,000 hard working men and women to work across North America each year. Under Taryn’s leadership, the company is driving a digital transformation of on-demand staffing, leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform that connects companies with workers 24/7.
Before joining PeopleReady, Taryn served as President of PeopleScout, TrueBlue’s RPO, MSP, Total Workforce Solutions, and talent advisory provider. Taryn led PeopleScout through an era of extraordinary growth, fueled by a loyal customer base, global expansion, multiple acquisitions, and the launch of its innovative Affinix talent technology. During Taryn’s tenure, PeopleScout earned numerous industry awards and recognition for excellence in technology, service, and customer satisfaction, including top rankings from NelsonHall, Everest Group, Brandon Hall Group, and HRO Today.
Taryn has also been recognized for her industry leadership with numerous awards, including annual appearances on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 and Global Power 150 for Women in Staffing and the HRO Today HR Superstars list. Known for empowering others to innovate and challenge limits, Taryn was named the 2019 Multiplier of the Year for the U.S. SMB category. She has received a Gold Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year, a Gold American Business Award for Executive of the Year, a Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year – Business Services, and a Women World Award for Female Executive of the Year – Business Services. In addition, Taryn completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School where she earned honorary alumni status.
Eric is a seasoned strategist and tactician with 23 years’ experience as a global staffing leader. Eric oversees the planning and consistent application of the core operational fundamentals that make it easy to connect customers and workers wherever you see the PeopleReady brand. Eric has been with PeopleReady since 2006. As a PeopleReady Skilled Trades leader, Eric led our move into the growing solar industry early in the decade, managing projects and implementation of solar installation crew solutions across the United States and the Middle East. Today PeopleReady is the leader in skilled solar staffing solutions. Eric is a former U.S. Marine Corps Officer and Bronze Star Medal recipient.
With more than a decade of experience leading our Canadian operations and multiple states across the U.S, Mark’s international business experience is invaluable to PeopleReady customers across North America. His multinational perspective makes him uniquely qualified to lead our operations across the Central and Northeast U.S. as well as all of Canada. He began his career with us 18 years ago as a branch manager in Ontario and quickly began moving up the leadership ranks while attaining his MBA. Mark is known for his pragmatic can-do leadership style, and his work-hard-but-have-fun philosophy. He is often sought out to share his expertise with customers on how best to deploy temporary labor to meet their goals and grow their business.
With nearly 600 branches across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, PeopleReady is in a unique position to meet the temporary labor needs of large companies with locations across North America. Kristy leads the team that connects those big companies with our big branch network, making it easy to find hundreds of qualified people ready to work in different cities. Kristy also works with large companies doing business with our sister TrueBlue companies – PeopleScout, Staff Management, Centerline, and SIMOS - on providing temporary blue worker labor as part of a larger TrueBlue workforce solution.
Seth is skilled trades through and through; he comes from a long line of blue-collar craftsmen & women. Seth has been working in the trades in various capacities for his entire career but building skilled trades career paths is his passion. Over the past 20 years in skilled trades staffing, Seth has been a part of and led some amazing teams that all have a common vision, “Respect the Craft.” Whether it’s an apprentice looking for an opportunity or a general contractor in need of a flexible crew, building the approach and execution is handled with their best interest and return in mind.
Helping customers grow their business and assisting our craftspeople build their careers in the trades, is what has driven Toby during his 18-year career in construction staffing. In 2001, Toby started as a recruiter at CLP Resources and joined the PeopleReady organization in 2005 during the CLP Resources acquisition where he has since held several different roles. Toby’s career has allowed him to merge his in-depth construction industry knowledge with our organizational capabilities to provide the best solution for our customers and craftspeople. Afterall, connecting those two groups is what makes our organization tick.
Putting people to work in good careers and educating men and women about opportunities in construction is what motivates Kevin. These passions are what has kept Kevin at the forefront of the skilled trades staffing industry for the past 17 years. As an industry leader in promoting the skilled trade’s workforce development, Kevin challenges his team to look for tomorrow’s solutions for today’s challenges. Kevin joined PeopleReady Skilled Trades in 2018 bringing his passion for construction staffing and his consultative sales approach to helping customers use our services strategically to complete their projects in the safest and most cost-effective manner possible.
Jon Chism leads PeopleReady Skilled Trades Operations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma providing clients with customized solutions to increase their productivity and profitability. With his 9 years working in the field as a carpenter and as a project superintendent coupled with 18 plus years of experience in skilled trades staffing, Jon is well versed in the solutions construction companies require. This experience and knowledge go hand in hand with Jon’s passion for developing sustainable careers for our workforce by connecting these relationships. Jon is also a Certified Master Trainer for the NCCER.
With over 15 years of industry experience, Jordan continues to focus on his passion for the construction industry by helping craftspeople find quality work through providing strategic workforce management solutions for contractors. In 2011, Jordan joined CLP Resources as an Account Manager and has quickly moved up the ranks to oversee sales, recruiting and service for PeopleReady Skilled Trades in an expanded geography. Jordan shares the knowledge he’s gained with his team, which has led to the professional growth of his staff and increased awareness and profitability for TrueBlue.
Demond started his skilled trades career as an intern for Contractors Labor Pool during his senior year of high school. Since 1991, Demond’s career has spanned a variety of positions, 4 logos, 3 name changes, and 3 ownership changes which led him to his current position as a Construction Director spanning southern CA, AZ & NV for PeopleReady. The knowledge and experience Demond brings to the table is the learnings and experience gained from those failures which has helped him build trust and give his team the confidence and courage they need to succeed.
PeopleReady is a part of TrueBlue, Inc., the global workforce solutions leader connecting clients with over 840,000 precisely matched associates every year across 70 countries. Through our recruitment outsourcing, on-site management, and on-demand talent-delivery services, we are industry-leading innovators for the changing world of work.
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