25 Years of

Making Life Better

Happy Anniversary, Roth Staffing!

Twenty-five years ago, Ben Roth walked into a leased office in Newport Beach, CA with three fellow coworkers, a few computers, a used couch … and a vision to create a company that would do good things and make life better for the people we serve. Today, Roth Staffing Companies is one of the most prestigious firms in the staffing industry with five specialized business lines and locations in 21 states.

Timeline

a look back

These coworkers share what life was like at Roth Staffing the year they were hired.

1994

Remember when...with Ben Roth

This was a special year in my life. After preparing to launch the company for more than a year, August 15 was the big day. It was electric!

There were five of us. We ran newspaper ads to recruit during the prior weekend, as there were no job boards or social media. On the first day, we started recruiting and interviewing while a few of us—including me—went out in the field knocking on...read more

1995

Remember when...with Todd Peterson

When I started with the company we were just about nine months old, and the whole company, including Corporate, all fit into one suite in Newport Beach! They were incredibly exciting days.

I live in the Bay Area now and pass by companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Oracle every day–these are some of the most famous start up stories in the world, but...read more

1996

Remember when...with Shawna Brown

The first time I met Ben, it was evident to me that this staffing firm was different than any other I had encountered. We had a very candid conversation about what was important to me, my career, the type of company I wanted to work for, and the type of people I wanted to work with. I left our meeting knowing...read more

1997

Remember when...with Carolyn Driedger

Ben Roth was my first interview at Ultimate Staffing. I sold cameras during college and as part of my interview Ben asked me to sell him a camera, going over features and benefits of the product, and I had to close the deal. I was not looking for a new job at the time but Ben was extremely persuasive to...read more

1998

Remember when...with Gail Ferrari

My first day was an all-company weekend event including the meeting where the MVV were officially introduced to all coworkers. I was VERY sick the day before which never happens to me, and I was questioning if I would even make the meeting. We were told the dress was business casual, but who knows what that means when...read more

1999

Remember when...with Robert Hankin

When I first started in 1999, I made a commitment to work at Roth for only two years and that was supposed to be the extent of my time here. I was hired to prepare Roth Staffing for Y2K. Outside of corporate, there were very few computers in the company at the time and we ran everything using...read more

2000

Remember when...with Edith Marquez

I was a travel agent for 11 years way before I started working with Roth Staffing. When I heard rumors that people can book their own flights from their computer at home on the internet, I started thinking it’s likely there will no longer be travel agencies in the future. So, I updated my resume and...read more

2001

Remember when...with Carey Rehm

Before starting at Roth, I hadn’t seen myself thriving in sales. I thought you would have to be unethical to be successful. It wasn’t until I started working for Roth, when I learned all about the company’s values and beliefs, that I realized...read more

2002

Remember when...with Ruperto Cuesta

I remember meeting with Alicia Corona and she was very passionate about the company’s MVVs. As I was hired, MVV language was very present on a daily basis and I loved it. I was hired as an On-Premise Manager and things were a little chaotic but I always kept in mind that if it was ethical and enhanced...read more

2003

Remember when...with Carolyn Andrews

When I started, it was much, much different… I was hired in as a “selling Branch Manager.” We had Service Managers and Account Executives so sales and recruiting were separated. Technology and the method in which customers expected to be sold to was...read more

"We seek to have fun in our workplace…"

Leading up to our anniversary in August, Roth Staffing is hosting monthly company-wide games and competitions. Participants will face off to determine a local champion. During the live finals, these regional champions will then compete to become the national Roth Recess Monthly Winner!

RothNet Finals

We kicked off Roth Recess with Roth Net, an office basket toss game to see who could crumple and shoot the most recycled paper into the waste basket.

Roth the Plank

In April, Roth coworkers competed to see how long they could hold the plank position. In the live finals, Sandy from Payroll was crowned the company plank champion with an 8-minute plank! Can you beat that?

Roth Lip Sync Battle

Coworkers went head-to-head to determine which branch could put together the best lip sync performance. With only 60 seconds to wow their fellow coworkers, teams brought out all the stops!

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Making Life
Better

We celebrate a history of fulfilling a broader social responsibility by providing more volunteer hours for coworkers and expanding our national partnerships.

Granting Wishes

Each of our markets will support their nearest Make-A-Wish® center this year in addition to one sponsored wish that Roth will support companywide. Check out all the pictures from the Make-A-Wish® Reveal Party hosted by Roth Staffing.