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About Burnett

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Established in 1974, Burnett Personnel Services was founded by Sue Burnett with just five employees. Using her car as collateral and a $10,000 loan for the start-up, she had created a profitable company by the end of the first year. Today Burnett Specialists boasts an outstanding portfolio of 9 offices in 6 major Texas cities, including Houston, The Woodlands, El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. In Dallas, we operate as Choice Specialists.

Burnett has steadily grown into a nationally certified woman-owned business and the second largest employee-owned staffing and recruiting agency in the U.S. Being an employee-owned company gives us an edge over our competitors because each employee has an “owner mentality.” Our candidates and client employers work with an employee-owner of the company through every step of the process.

Over the years, Burnett has won more awards than any other staffing or placement service in Texas. In 2000, Sue Burnett, along with the Houston Business Journal, founded the “Best Places to Work” Awards Program and our company has continued as the main sponsor of the event since its inception.  The Better Business Bureau has honored the company five times with the Pinnacle Award of Excellence. Earning national recognition, Burnett has been listed by Forbes as one of the Top Professional Recruitment Firms and Top Temporary Staffing Agencies in the U.S. We are listed as one of the Best Staffing Firms to Work With in North America by Staffing Industry Analysts.


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Work at Burnett

When people are your business every single day, the “People First” mentality stated in our Core Values doesn’t just start with our customers; it begins with our team of dedicated employees. Our incredible team of tenured staff aren’t just co-workers; we are a family. We work hard, we celebrate success, and we pride ourselves on taking strides to increase internal employee engagement and retention.

Core Values

Defining the core pillars of our company’s identity and principles was a process designed and implemented after a substantial amount of operational observation and employee feedback. As an employee-owned business, it was necessary for us to determine the company’s values as a whole to set the standard for the way we conduct business.

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2nd Largest  EMPLOYEE-OWNED staffing firm in the US

Unlike many staffing and recruiting agencies, we deliver the advantage of working directly with the owners of our company.

 Giving Back

Our quest is to fulfill our civic duty by giving back to our community. We encourage our employees to participate in or volunteer for a wide variety of community events by providing paid time off for their efforts. It is important to us to make and uphold the commitment to improve the balance between our environment, our people, and the communities we are proud to be a part of.

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Here’s what our talented job seekers and top client employers are saying about their experience using our staffing & recruiting services…

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Case Studies

Don’t just take our word for it, check out some real examples of our award-winning services.