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Burnett Specialists is a privately-held, employee-owned, Houston based company with offices in Houston, The Woodlands, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, and Dallas, where we operate as Choice Specialists. Nationally certified as a woman owned business, we are widely respected as a diversity vendor.

We offer our clients the convenience of utilizing one source for staffing and direct hire placements. Our skills specializations include: accounting, administrative / clerical, convention support, engineering, healthcare, HR, IT, legal, light industrial, management / professional, manufacturing, medical admin, mortgage / banking / credit union, sales / marketing, supply chain, TeleSkills / call center, and training.




As an employee-owned company, we offer you the advantage of dealing directly with the owners. In 2010, Sue and Rusty Burnett decided they wanted to give back to the people who helped make their company a success. They thought an ESOP was an ideal strategy for the future of our company. They wanted to ensure that the company would continue its success for decades to come. Both our full-time staff and our temporary/contract employees take part in this unique ownership..

We are now Texas' largest employee-owned staffing and placement firm as ranked by the National Center for Employee Ownership. We are also a certified woman-owned business with Sue Burnett continuing as President.



Our mission is to make Burnett / Choice synonymous with integrity and proven results; to have our team members recognized as leaders for their professionalism and dedication; and to meet and anticipate needs so that the satisfaction we feel in a job well done is reflected back to us by those we serve.


Leading Employment Agency in Houston, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio and Dallas

As an employee-owned employment agency in Texas, we offer a level of service other recruitment agencies can't match. Because our clients deal directly with the owners of our company, they are assured of dedicated, professional service. Not only do our corporate employees share ownership in our recruitment agency, but we also offer ESOP stock distribution as a benefit to our qualified temporary employees.

We are ranked among the top temporary staffing agencies and direct hire placement agencies in each city we serve. When you are looking for an employment agency with a track record for success, Burnett Specialists and Choice Specialists should be at the top of your list.


Top Texas Temporary and Direct Hire Recruitment Agencies

Since 1974, we have been helping careers and companies grow with our award-winning recruitment services. We are Texas' 10th Top 100 Woman-Owned Business. We have received numerous awards over the years, including the Pinnacle Award of Excellence - Better Business Bureau, Philanthropy Community Champion - Houston Business Journal, and Woman Business Owner of the Year - Women's Business Enterprise Alliance.

Our status as an independent Texas recruitment agency affords you ready access to our top decision makers. Coupled with our flexibility and award-winning service, this is a huge plus when time is of the essence and innovative solutions are needed. Add to this the fact that our staff's tenure and expertise is unsurpassed by any staffing service in Texas and you have a winning combination. Plus, our corporate management team is made up of individuals who have been with Burnett Specialists and Choice Specialists from 14 to 39 years. Our clients greatly benefit from our staff's stability and experience in the staffing industry.


Client Services Designed to Meet the Needs of Texas Business

Our employment services are specifically designed to meet the needs of Texas businesses. We have the flexibility to create a customized program geared to your company’s exact staffing needs. We’ll help you consolidate your staffing needs and reduce the number of service providers with whom you work. We have the capability to provide the level of employment services that best fits your company, including:

  • Traditional staffing: direct hire placement, temporary / contract, and temp to hire
  • Multi-Hire
  • Vendor Management Services
  • Project Management, and
  • Out-Sourced Testing

We also offer clients an Internet-enabled system to manage procurement of staffing services with proven capabilities in place. Our system will handle your order distribution, consolidate your billing, and upgrade your level of reporting.

Transfer your recruitment and hiring process onto our experienced shoulders, and we’ll work to improve your time-to-hire, increase the quality of your candidate pool, provide verifiable metrics, reduce cost, and improve governmental compliance.