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At ISLAND STAFFING we represent over 40 years of industry and recruitment experience. We excel within the staffing industry and within our community involvement. Take a moment to see what’s going on at the ISLAND.

Island Staffing was chosen for the SDBJ™’s 2023 list of Fastest Growing Companies – Small Company Category. Ranked #9!

11/1/2023 – Island Staffing, a local staffing firm based in Oceanside, was chosen for the San Diego Business Journal’s 2023 list of Fastest Growing Companies – Small Company Category! Every year, the San Diego Business Journal publishes their list of the fastest growing companies in the San Diego area. The companies on the list are then invited to a reception and award presentation to honor their achievement. This is Island Staffing’s fifth time making it on the prestigious list. EJ Conrad, founder and CEO, said, “This year was a big year for Island Staffing and all the hard work by my team produced one of our best years ever. Very pleased to make the list again. We also thank our customers who trusted us to provide our staffing services to help them grow. We just keep on Providing the Right Talent for the Job.”

Adopt a Family 2018

12/18/18 – We had a great time at the donation drop off party at North County Lifeline ! Thanks North County Lifeline, for all you do for the community and for letting Island Staffing be a part of the Adopt A Family program again this year!

Adopt a Family 2016

1/8/17 - We received this sweet note from the family we adopted for Christmas! Thanks again North County Lifeline for the opportunity!

Island Staffing Adopted a Family for the Holidays!

12/18/16 - Island Staffing adopted another family this year, this time a family of 5! We worked with the amazing organization North County Lifeline. North County Lifeline is a non-profit human services organization that offers a wide range of services to the people of North San Diego County. Their mission is to build strategic partnerships and deliver services to children, families and individuals that resolve problems, increase skills and nurture self-reliance. Island Staffing has a yearly tradition of donating to children and families in need during the holidays. By partnering with this organization, we were able to donate toys, clothes, and other necessities to a local family.

Island Staffing was chosen for the SDBJ’s 2016 list of 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies

7/13/16 - Island Staffing, a local staffing firm based in Oceanside, was chosen for the San Diego Business Journal’s 2016 list of 150 Fastest Growing Private Companies! Every year, the San Diego Business Journal publishes their list of the fastest growing private companies in the San Diego area. The companies on the list are then invited to a reception and award presentation to honor their achievement. This is Island Staffing’s fourth time making it on the prestigious list. EJ Conrad, founder and CEO, said, “We were very excited to make the list again. It validated a lot of hard work by the team and demonstrated how committed we are to Providing the Right Talent for the Job. Our team is confident that we can build on this success and continue to grow.â€

2015 Was a Year of Growth for Island Staffing

1/25/16 - Island Staffing, a local staffing firm based in Oceanside, announced a major year of growth in 2015! The staffing company reported a 97% growth from 2014 to 2015. By adding a number of new customers and providing them with outstanding candidates, Island Staffing was able to grow its business significantly in 2015. The combination of new customers and the addition of our Senior Recruiter, Patty Disch, was what drove the growth. The founder and CEO, EJ Conrad, says, “This growth was much more than projected and proves, again, that working hard, working with your customers and locating the right talent goes a long way. We were pleased that some of the new customers afforded us an opportunity to provide our services outside of California.â€

Island Staffing Welcomes Patty to the Team!

1/25/16 - Island Staffing welcomes Patty Disch to the team as our new Senior Recruiter! Ms. Disch has more than 20 years of experience in talent acquisition and staffing. She has experience recruiting in the Information Technology, Aerospace and Defense, Medical Device and Cyber Security industries. She has been responsible for corporate growth initiatives, customer relationships, technical development and business development. Ms. Disch has served as the primary contact for organizations such as L3 Communications, CR Bard, General Atomics and University of California, San Diego. She has the ability to develop and implement strategic recruitment initiatives that provide positive results and meet organizational goals. Ms. Disch has a reputation as a technically competent, results-oriented leader in the recruitment arena. Her background reflects her successful experience at the management level in a wide variety of organizations. She has provided strategic staffing support to hiring managers, HR professionals and executive management. She analyzes, develops, implements and evaluates the effectiveness of staffing processes and addresses the business needs of her clients, while meeting legal and corporate compliance requirements. Ms. Disch has performed in a senior consultant operational role ensuring appropriate contract compliance and coordinating all interaction with the clients. She possesses a Bachelors Degree from University of California, San Diego and has completed graduate studies in Human Resource Management and Development.

A New Recruiter Joins The Island Staffing Team

6/8/12 - Island Staffing welcomes a new recruiter! Bianka Castillo joined the local Oceanside technical staffing firm’s team in January and has been going strong ever since! Known for her ability to network, network, network, Bianka has become a great asset to Island Staffing. EJ Conrad, CEO, says, “I am excited to have Bianka on our team because she brings a desire to truly find the right talent and really cares about the candidates she represents. She believes in working with her candidates to be sure they secure the right position for themselves and not just make a placement. Looking forward to her professionalism and commitment to do whatever it takes for our candidates, clients and for Island Staffingâ€.Her experience includes: working for the Ministry of Industry of Spain and the Technology Parks of Andalucia and Murcia Spain, partnering with Spain’s Tourist Board on several local and national events, marketing and public relations in the Hispanic Business Sector, being bilingual in Spanish and English, and spearheading networking groups. In addition to her networking and recruiting skills, Bianka is also global! She was born in Havana Cuba, moved to Spain when she was 4, and came to the US when she was 8. Having both lived and worked across the US and in Europe provided her with a more international perspective. She says she learned how to network while working for her family’s food import and super market business.
Bianka also enjoys helping others and has been volunteering for the past 22 years in one form or another. Her friendly, sincere, innovative, and open approach to recruiting is what makes her so successful. In regards to working at Island Staffing, she says, “Great group of people with amazing ethics! Very impressed with the level of Recruiting Support. Love the ability to meet with clients and candidates alike!†The feeling is mutual, welcome Bianka!

Island Staffing Volunteers at the Annual Day of Giving Back

3/1/11 - Island Staffing, a local staffing firm located in Oceanside, participated in the 1st Annual Carlsbad Day of Giving Back on Friday, February 25th, 2011. Chelsea Irion and Katrina Meredith, both recruiters with Island Staffing, along with other volunteers, built Earth Boxes to plant a community garden with the Carlsbad Community Garden Club. Other projects that day included decorating and stuffing bags for the assistance group Feeding America, a food donation drive for Angel’s Depot, and projects raising awareness for the nonprofits Kids for Peace, Casa de Amparo, the American Cancer Society and the Mitchell Thorp Foundation. Co-organizer Kelly Grimes reported that the event had over 400 volunteers! It was a great experience for the recruiters, says Meredith, “Who knew getting dirty could be so much fun! It was a wonderful day for Island Staffing planting the Earth Boxes at Life Technologies.†Island Staffing looks forward to volunteering next year!

Island Staffing Has Its Second Best Sales Year!

12/22/10 - Island Staffing, a local staffing firm located in Oceanside, announced that it had its second best sales year in 2010! EJ Conrad, founder and CEO, credits the staff with the great year: “Our team has worked very hard in this tough economy to help both our clients and consultants succeed. That hard work resulted in a 40% growth over 2009â€.

Island Staffing Has Another Record Quarter

7/3/10 –

Island Staffing, a technology and engineering staffing firm in Oceanside, has had another record quarter. This tops the previous quarter which was the best since opening its doors in 2002.

Island Staffing has increased sales in Q2 by 112% over the same quarter last year. In the last two months alone, Island Staffing has placed 13 new contractors.

“Our staff has been working very hard to ensure our clients are provided the right talent for the work they done. As a company we are very pleased to have the increased opportunities to do what we do best, provide talent. As a partner with our clients we are excited by their confidence to add staff in a challenging economyâ€, says EJ Conrad, President of Island Staffing.