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North Georgia Staffing Tops in Talent Recruitment

May 27, 2016

This article is number 12 in a series of profiles of the Cobb Chamber’s 2016 Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year. Check back with Chamber Ink everyday in May for a new profile on a different Top 25 Business. We will wrap up the series on June 6 with the announcement of the 2016 Small Business of the Year.

North Georgia Staffing 2013
North Georgia Staffing (NGA) is devoted to all things employment including temporary staffing, direct placement, and contingency hiring and contract labor. They also offer complete human resources, safety, OSHA and organizational development consulting to small and medium companies across North Georgia.

In their seven years of being in business, they have experienced unprecedented growth including expansion to thirteen locations. NGA consistently garners superior client satisfaction- a key part of NGA’s strategy for continued growth.

Adversity: Bridging the Skills Gap
Recruiting and maintaining skilled employees can be a challenge for any staffing firm, but NGA is being proactive to help with the shortage of these employees. They work closely with Chattahoochee Technical College to help develop curriculum for some of those skilled positions. They’ve also developed creative ways to attract, train and retain skilled positions including evaluation and incentive programs. Additionally, the company works with Georgia Quick Start and participates on the advisory committee for the Cartersville/Bartow College and Career Academy.

Business Profile
Owners: Debbie Underkoffler, President

Larry Underkoffler, VP-Chief Operating Offices

Industry: Employment Agency

Year Established: 2009

Location: Kennesaw

Number of Employees: Full -time: 30, Part-time: 2, Sub-Contractors: 900

Percentage of Growth in 2015: 18

Did You Know?:  NGA is a leader in the area of health benefits for temporary employees. This program provides coverage to a segment of the work-force that is traditionally denied access to health benefits.



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