22 LA Recruiting Firms and Staffing Agencies Finding the Right Fit

Written by Bailey Reiners
December 16, 2020Updated: March 14, 2023

Looking for a new job in Los Angeles? New hire? Maybe you’re interested in changing careers but don’t know where to start. Navigating the local tech scene can be daunting and finding the right opportunity is often timely and expensive. To help, we’ve broken down the top 22 recruiting firms and staffing agencies in Los Angeles for technology, sales, marketing, creative, executive search, finance and general staffing.

Top Recruiting Firms & Staffing Agencies in LA

  • Built In
  • Signify Technology
  • Mondo
  • Cadre Talent
  • ACA Talent
  • MarketPro
  • Bristol Associates
  • Alliance Resource Group
  • Recruiting Social
  • Proven Recruiting


Tech Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

built in

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Hmm, this company sounds familiar… Built In LA is a hyper-local online community of tech professionals in Los Angeles. We produce content and events to connect local startups and tech companies with the extraordinary people that build them.

Fast Fact: Our community consists of more than 88,000 local tech candidates, including software engineers, marketers and sales professionals.



Signify Technology 21 LA recruiting firms and staffing agencies
Signify Technology

Recruiting specialty: Software engineering

Location: Los Angeles, CA

What they do:  Signify Technology maintains a constantly growing network of capable software engineering talent, helping passionate engineers land fulfilling roles within exciting companies. The organization is dedicated to helping its talent develop new skills and discover meaningful networking opportunities in order to grow as part of a community, while simultaneously helping companies fill their roles and grow their teams.

Fast Fact: Signify Technology has organized three Virtual Charity Conferences and raised more than £22,000 for charity in 2022.


cadre talent

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Santa Monica

What They Do: Don’t let the cheeky baby photos of team members fool you, the recruiting experts at Cadre Talent have an average time-to-hire time of 14 days and work with big-name clients, including AirBnb, SurveyMonkey, Glassdoor and TripAdvisor.

Fast Fact: Their top dog recruiter — Stella, the office pup.



Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Fueled by Benny’s Tacos and Kreation Juice, Mondo has the energy and expertise to place specialized tech talent within five to ten days, on average. That’s less than half the national average (24.4 days).

Fast Fact: Since its founding in 2000, Mondo has received more than 120 awards.



Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Irvine

What They Do: The brainiacs at CyberCoders combined their skills in recruitment and software to develop a proprietary technology called Cyrus. The cloud-based recruiting platform filters through 40 million candidates, processing resumes, social media profiles and more to develop a holistic candidate profile.

Fast Fact: They’ve built a salary guide based on location and hiring demands to help candidates compare job opportunities and negotiate offers.



Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Silicon Beach

What They Do: Prosum understand the ins and outs of technology services, offering not only tech staffing but a variety of managed IT services and project consulting with a 24/7 support network.

Fast Fact: Prosum has five locations in LA, Orange County, Phoenix, Denver and Dallas.


technical connections

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Technical Connections was founded in 1984 by Helen MacKinnon, who received her master’s in Computer Science and Business Administration from USC. MacKinnon has built a team of highly skilled and personable professional recruiters, all of whom have a strong motivation to see the company succeed thanks to its employee stock ownership program.

Fast Fact: Every year, the company sponsors local families during the holiday season and donates food and livestock to people in impoverished nations.


putnam recruiting group

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Silicon Beach

What They Do: Founded in 2009, Putnam Recruiting Group has served 177 companies. Key to their success? The referral program incentives community members to refer credible people with satisfaction guarantee for clients.

Fast Fact: The 2587 cups of coffee consumed likely aided in their success.


Sales Recruiting & Staffing Agencies


Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Ken Schmitt’s recruiting career started with a newspaper ad (remember those?) in 1998. He founded TurningPoint nine years later, and has since grown the company into one of Southern California’s top sales recruiting firms.

Fast Fact: TurningPoint donates 3% of their annual revenue to Junior Achievement, an organization that provides local youth with skills in financial responsibility, work readiness and entrepreneurship.


aca talent

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: The multi-lingual team at ACA Talent Los Angeles speaks Spanish, French and all things sales. They offer Recruitment Process Outsourcing that starts with a consultation and follows candidates through the hiring process to on-boarding and compliance.

Fast Fact: Made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.


kas placement

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: KAS Placement has been a go-to sales and marketing recruitment firm in Los Angeles for 11 years. KAS recruiters maintain a 93% satisfaction rate in more than 100 different industries, from fashion to finance.

Fast Fact: The company has been featured in Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Monster.com and Fox Business News.

Marketing Recruiting & Staffing Agencies



Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: The name says it all, MarketPro is a team of recruiting professionals with backgrounds in marketing, digital, creative and ecommerce. Their expertise helps corporate clients find talented marketers in half the average industry time.

Fast Fact: MarketPro is a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.



Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Aquent was started in the 80s by three college friends and quickly become one of the largest global recruiting agencies. Their support extends beyond recruiting, providing career advancement and training opportunities for all of their talent to grow and succeed.

Fast Fact: Gymnasium is their free online school for candidates to build industry specific skills.


Creative Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

vitamin t

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: The team at Vitamin T understands that creative candidates are more than just their portfolio; their team vets every applicant with one-on-one interviews and technical assessments.

Fast Fact: They offer a 110% money back guarantee for hires that weren’t quite right...



Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: 80Twenty has established itself as a leader in the creative recruitment space, working with the likes of Facebook, Pinterest, Airbnb and Tesla. A 96% client retention ratio is a good indication the company knows what it’s doing.

Fast Fact: They’ve accomplished the seemingly impossible with five star reviews on Google, Glassdoor and Facebook.


Executive Search Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

bristol associates

Recruiting Specialty: Executive Search

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Jim and Sandie Bright started Bristol Associates more than 50 years ago and the company has remained family owned for three generations. Today, under the leadership of Ben Farber, Bristol is one of the Los Angeles area’s oldest executive search firms.

Fast Fact: Bristol Associates has carved out a unique area of expertise among the casino gaming industry.


Finance Recruiting & Staffing Agencies


Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Los Angeles and El Segundo

What They Do: You’re probably familiar with Randstad, but did you know the recruiting giant has four offices in LA and El Segundo? Though Randstad services the recruiting needs of a variety of industries, it staffs a dedicated team of financial experts.

Fast Fact: Their team partners with Voluntary Service Overseas to help combat poverty and decrease inequality in developing countries.


alliance resource group

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Manhattan Beach

What They Do: Alliance Resource Group is passionate about two things — accounting and finance. This single-minded focus has made Alliance Resource Group an industry leader since 2003.

Fast Fact: Rated for both the Best of Staffing Talent and Client Satisfaction in 2018 by Inavero.


beacon resources

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Beacon Resources is a full-service financial recruiting firm, that places all levels of financial hiring, but the company specializes in mid-market executive search services.

Fast Fact: Made Orange County Business Journal’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for four consecutive years.


General Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

recruiting social

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Recruiting Social’s ten person team prefers a hands-on approach. As a result, the company sources less than 5% of their candidates from traditional job boards. They’re also committed to nurturing the growth of future leaders by donating 10% of their profits to organizations supporting education for marginalized youth.

Fast Fact: Rated Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies in 2017 by LinkedIn.



Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Vaco, meaning ‘to free oneself from a master,’ is built on the idea that people should find freedom in their work. The company was founded by three ex-members of Big Four accounting firms in 2001 and expanded in 2014 when it acquired Focus Search Partners.

Fast Fact: Rated on the Forbes 2018 list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms.


proven recruiting

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Los Angeles

What They Do: Founded in 2007, Proven Recruiting specializes in technology, finance and accounting and offers a wide range of services from general recruiting to executive search. As a certified Minority Business Enterprise, their team understands that diversity and inclusion are key to building a successful team.

Fast Fact: The team of 50 people collectively speak more than 50 different languages.


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