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Burnett Specialists is a privately-held, employee-owned, Houston-based recruiting, temporary staffing, and headhunting 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 employers and clients the convenience of utilizing one localized source for all their recruitment needs from temporary staffing employees to direct-hire salaried professionals.  We have dedicated recruiting teams that focus specifically on unique skill specializations including: 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, customer service / call center, and corporate training.



Unlike many staffing and recruiting agencies, we offer you the advantage of dealing directly with the owners of our company.  In 2010, Sue and Rusty Burnett decided they wanted to give back to the people who helped make their company a success. They did an Employee Stock Ownership Plan as a strategy for the company’s future.  Both full-time staff and temporary/contract staffing employees take part in this unique ownership.

We are now Texas' largest employee-owned staffing and recruitment agency as ranked by the National Center for Employee Ownership. We are also a nationally 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 Temp Staffing and Employment Agency in Houston, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio and Dallas


Our clients and employers are able to communicate directly with the owners of our company. This allows Burnett Specialists to assure dedicated and professional service from our recruiting teams.  Our team is there for you every step of the way to ensure that the talented candidates you are looking for match the desired skill sets and requirements to help your company grow. 

We are ranked among the top temporary staffing agencies and direct-hire placement firms 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 for all of your recruitment needs.  


Top Texas Temporary Staffing and Direct-Hire Recruiting Service

Since 1974, we have been helping candidates and employers grow with our award-winning recruitment and staffing 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.

As an independent, Texas-based recruitment/staffing and headhunting agency, coupled with our flexibility and award-winning service, we are able to provide quick and productive services when time is of the essence and innovative solutions are needed. Our recruiting and staffing team’s tenure and expertise is unsurpassed by any staffing and recruiting service in Texas.  Our executive team’s long-term tenure is second to none, providing you the best services and the most knowledgeable information in the staffing and recruiting industry.



Employer Services Designed to Meet the Needs of Texas Businesses

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

  • Temporary and contract staffing: direct hire placement and search, and temp to hire
  • Vendor Management Services
  • Project Management, and
  • Out-Sourced Testing

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