Our History

Automation Personnel Services was founded in 1990 by Stephen and Leslie Nordness.

They started with a small, local staffing service, and as they learned the business, expanded into other markets. Automation now has 33 branch offices in ten states.

All branch offices are corporately owned and managed. Over the years our revenue has grown to over $180 million in revenue and we have over 37,000 contingent employees.

Every year since 2012, Automation has been recognized as one of the “Largest U.S. Staffing Firms” by Staffing Industry Analysts. Of the more than 17,000 U.S. staffing firms surveyed, Automation Personnel Services consistently ranks among the top 1 percent.

In 2016 and again in 2017, we were proud to receive the coveted Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Award!

This award is based on a survey of our customers, without input from Automation. For two years in a row, the majority of our customers surveyed stated they would recommend Automation to a friend or colleague.

Automation continues to grow with new locations planned in projected focus areas.