A history of realizing the promise of people
Leaders in staffing and recruiting since 1982
What has made Atterro successful in staffing and recruiting when there is so much competition in the field? People skills. Knowing our talent as individuals and matching them to the right job. Listening intently to employers and committing to the quick resolution of their workforce issues.
Answering customer needs
During the first ten years of our history, our Pro Staff brand built a base of loyal customers needing administrative and light industrial temporary staff. As our customers business grew, we grew with them by expanding our service offerings to include workforce management solutions. Then they told us they wanted more – more of the same responsive and personal service in more employment areas. We heard them and we grew: first, in creative, interactive and marketing, and then into the fields of engineering and finance and accounting.
Being mindful of our mission, vision and values – everyday
Atterro aligns people and companies to create opportunity.
One Team, Creating Opportunities
Atterro is a group of hire thinking, industry pioneers providing innovative workforce solutions that:
- deliver professional services to our Clients
- earn confidence through the proper assignment of our Talent
- establish a reputation for trust within our Community
Our comprehensive team delivers the right resources for our Clients’ unique needs. By doing this, we create opportunity and value.
Atterro, Inc. was founded in 1982 as Dobbs Temporary Services, Inc. by Jeff Dobbs in Minneapolis, MN. In 1989, the business name was changed from Dobbs Temporary Services to Pro Staff to reflect the professional services provided.
Within the first 10 years, nine offices in the Twin Cities area were opened with further expansion into Greater Minnesota in the ‘90s as well as other markets. In 1985, Clay Morel, Doug Dobbs and Michael Morris partnered with Jeff Dobbs to open offices in Dallas and Houston, Texas. By 1998, Pro Staff had 200 offices in 28 states with over 800 internal staff and 78,000 talent paid for the year.
In 2010, with Pro Staff focused on administrative and light industrial disciplines, and the launching and acquisition of specialty brands to deliver niche services, Atterro, Inc. was created to be the identity of our expanding parent company.
In 2015, Atterro was acquired by Advantage Resourcing America Inc., which is a division of Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd. Now with the support of even greater resources, Atterro is in perfect position to continue our long and proud history of delivering the promise of people.
Join our family
When we say that we offer the “promise of people,” we’re not just talking about our staffing and recruitment services. We also hold promises to the people behind the people – our internal team! If you’d like to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives and help companies grow, you really need to take a look at what we have to offer.
Opportunities for growth. We continue to invest in our recruiting processes, technology and, above all, you! We’re in the business of helping talented people thrive through multiple career paths, advancement opportunities, and ongoing professional development.
Engaging culture and work/life balance. In order to do your best work, you need balance – a balance between working hard and playing hard. It’s no coincidence that Atterro was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the only staffing firm to receive this award in 2014.
More than a job. Careers at Atterro are exciting and fast-paced for go-getters who like to tackle challenges and deliver results. We offer competitive salaries, bonus opportunities, excellent benefits, and recognition for a job well done. Join us! We are growing and looking for people like you. Our headquarters are in Minneapolis, but we also have opportunities across the country. We invite you to check out our corporate career opportunities and see how you can fit into our dynamic team.
Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our people have to say…
Dynette Majors- Hunter Hamilton Recruiting Manager, Overland Park, KS I am fortunate to look forward to going to work each morning. Hunter Hamilton has shown me what every employer should provide. Opportunities for growth, approachable management, caring co-workers, great benefits, and an organization that gives back: what else could you ask for? I am proud to say I work here and look forward to the challenges to come.
Laura Traore – Atterro Client Manager, Colorado Springs, CO When I joined Atterro, I was welcomed by a strong, friendly, and united team. I have been recognized, appreciated, and acknowledged for my work. As a result, I have become a better employee and a stronger, more confident person. The work I do is challenging and rewarding. I have always wanted to help people – I get to do just that with Atterro! I look forward to many more years of success with an amazing company!
Sid Stephany – Sales Director, Kansas City, KC I instantly fell in love with Pro Staff’s culture and the people during my extensive interview process. I am happy to say that the one thing that has never changed from that day to now is the PEOPLE and CULTURE of this company. I bleed the Pro Staff blue, and I highly recommend this amazing company.
Nicole Anderke – Talent Manager, MN Outstate There are several things that I love about my job. First, I’m busy and multi-tasking. I always look forward to the next day of work. Second, I love the culture. We work with talent from all walks of life and our team complements each other well. And who doesn’t like a Friday afternoon happy hour? Lastly, I love how everyone is a “do-er.” There is a sense of urgency with everything we do. I love my career – this position is so much more to me than just a “job.”
Start your career with Atterro
Atterro actively recruits energetic, highly-motivated people from colleges and universities across the U.S., offering opportunities in all our markets, including the corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Choosing to begin your career with Atterro allows you to build upon the skills you’ve acquired in school and apply them in our fun and fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. We are passionate about working with early-career professionals and act on our passion by offering entry-level opportunities and internships that offer on-the-job learning opportunities to encourage your successful growth.
Our entry-level positions offer you the opportunity to build skills in the areas of customer service, verbal and written communication, negotiation, business acumen, strategic thinking, team building and much more.
Our internship positions allow you to be part of an active and collaborative team, while also allowing you to have an immediate impact on the business. As an Atterro intern, you can learn about the staffing industry, gain exposure to different career paths, interact with senior leaders, build a professional network and create lasting friendships.
Internships in both recruiting and sales are available nationwide, during a 12-week period from May through August. Atterro recruits new interns each spring and has hired many interns as full-time associates upon graduation.
Aimee Goldschmidt – Pro Staff, Chanhassen, MN
My internship with Pro Staff was a great hands-on learning opportunity where I felt I was able to add value to the team. The small office meant that every person made a big impact. Although there was a steep learning curve at the beginning, I had support from every person in the office. This has given me confidence, knowing that learning and growing is a lifelong task.
Alexa Hale – Pro Staff, Northwest, Houston, TX
My experience as an intern was a rewarding one. I was given countless opportunities to grow professionally and offered real-world experience in the field that I will pursue after college. I am now more knowledgeable about the industry and am better prepared for my career.
Ali Wadell – Pro Staff, Edina, MN
My internship experience helped me grow into my position with Pro Staff. Atterro builds relationship with colleges so that students are able to educate themselves on the many possibilities a staffing agency has to offer. It was a great experience to say the least and one I would highly recommend for college students and new graduates.
Annalise Wallerich – Specialty Services Groups, Minneapolis, MN
Atterro’s internship program was an exciting learning experience. I gained valuable communication and presentation skills that I’ll be able to apply throughout my career. I cannot believe how much I learned about the staffing and recruiting industry in just three short months. I could not have asked for a more fun, hard-working, and professional group of mentors.
Julia Alvey – Pro Staff, Overland Park, KS
I was able to do much more than simply answer phones or get coffee during my internship. I worked directly with clients on a daily basis. It is more than just something to write on my resume. I have been able to refer back to my experiences I had at Atterro and see the real-world applications.
Matt Carlson – Pro Staff, Coon Rapids, MN
As a result of my internship experience with Atterro, I have a greater understanding of the business world and I am far more confident and ready to succeed. I interacted with many different people within the company, greatly improving my ability to communicate effectively. I would highly recommend Atterro’s internship program.
Paige Michel – Samsung onsite, Dallas, TX
My internship with Atterro greatly impacted my professional life. I learned how to effectively work with others and recruit quality candidates. I also gained insight into employee benefits and hiring practices. These skills will be useful to me now, as well as in the future.
Tracy Strazzini, Pro Staff, Las Colinas, TX
Being a part of the Atterro team has greatly impacted my professional development. As an intern, I was encouraged to engage in challenging tasks, and always felt like my opinion was valued. I was given the tools and opportunities to expand my skills and grow into a more confident individual!
Atterro in the community
Volunteering to Make a Difference
Atterro is committed to being a great partner to the communities we serve. Our team members have worked at community food banks, cleaned community gardens, mentored our youth, and much more. View our video:
Atterro associates get time off work to volunteer
Volunteer Time Off (VTO) is a benefit available to eligible Atterro associates – offering 8 hours of paid time off to volunteer for a qualified program. It’s an opportunity to give back service hours to the community through important and meaningful programs or charities.
Atterro has dedicated support to The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) during 2013 and 2014 as part of its Charity of Choice. The company has demonstrated its passion and promise to RMHC through the service hours contributed through Cooks for Kids, Brew Love, Fun Week and Halloween Pumpkin Carvings, as well as nearly $10,000 donated in 2014. That commitment continues in 2015 and beyond!
Atterro partners with BestPrep to prepare students for careers
Atterro supports the work of BestPrep, an organization offering Minnesota students hands-on experience to help them gain business, career and financial literacy skills to inspire their success in work and life. BestPrep is a statewide nonprofit that serves more than 51,000 students and teachers in grades 4-12 annually. Partnering with BestPrep, Atterro has conducted mock interviews with students and coached them on professional resume writing – creating a foundation for the success of tomorrow’s business professionals now.
Recognized for leadership
Top 150 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces program recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on an employee-based survey that measures organizational health, engagement, and job satisfaction. More than 2,100 companies were invited to participate, and more than 69,100 employees completed the survey. Rankings were calculated solely from employee responses and were administered by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.
Best of Staffing Talent
Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in North America earned the 2015 Best of Staffing® Talent award for providing an exceptional permanent and temporary talent experience. Atterro’s Digital People, Hunter Hamilton and Technical ProSource have all been named on the 2015 Best of Staffing® Talent List.
Best Place to Work by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
Clay Morel, Executive VP of the Atterro Human Capital Group: “It is gratifying to be listed among such a distinguished list of Minnesota employers and humbling to be recognized by the people at Atterro for this honor. We are truly in business for people – matching talent to the needs of employers – so we understand, perhaps better than some, how important a positive, supportive work environment is to the success of any enterprise.”
ASA VOICE Awards Winner – Company Identification
The American Staffing Association’s VOICE Awards competition celebrates communication efforts within the staffing industry. Atterro was named the winner in the $100+ million class for company identification for our brand refresh, completed in collaboration with Dee Design Company. Feedback included: “Fresh design and great color palette. All materials work together for a cohesive look as a friendly, well-established staffing partner.”
Other Recent Honors
- Top 100 Largest Staffing Companies in 2015 by Staffing Industry Analysts (Atterro)
- #1 Largest Temporary Staffing Firm in 2014 by the Houston Business Journal (Atterro)
- #1 Largest Temporary Placement Agency in 2014 by the Houston Business Journal (Pro Staff)
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We’re a family of specialty brands
Atterro is a diverse family of staffing and recruiting firms, each dedicated to a particular niche specialty:
Each Atterro brand makes a promise to employers and job seekers: fast action, top quality placements and personal service. The Promise of People.