About Us

Mission Statement: "To empower candidates and clients to reach their full potential by providing superior staffing solutions. "

Company Profile

Technology

Administrative

Finance and accounting

Government Contractors


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Company Profile

Alternative Employment Specialists is a small, woman owned recruitment firm, established in 1998. Alternative is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, and provides staffing services throughout the US.

Our clients include international Fortune 500 companies,  local businesses , national companies,  not for profits and associations.

Nancy Palazza, president and founder of Alternative has over 20 years of experience in the staffing and recruitment industry. Her staff consists of recruiters and sales managers with 35 years of combined industry experience. Alternative’s extensive database of qualified candidates allows fast and accurate responses to our client’s requests.

Our client’s rely on us to quickly meet their workforce needs with highly qualified candidates. We work closely with our clients to develop an in depth understanding of their company, industry, culture and work style. This process enables Alternative to serve as an extension of the client company’s Human Resources department.

Our candidates know they can rely on us to provides individualized support in defining and achieving their career goals. We represent them with honesty and integrity.

Alternative is a full service staffing company, offering the following placement services:

  • Direct Hire

  • Contract

  • Contract or temporary to hire

  • Temporary

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Technology

Technology staffing accounts for over 50% of Alternative’s revenue. We provide highly qualified candidates with short turnaround time. We work closely with IT managers to meet or exceed their technical standards and budgetary constraints. We offer contract, contract to hire and full time placements for technology candidates.


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Administrative

Alternative works with hiring managers to help define their administrative requirements. We provide a full range of administrative and clerical candidates including receptionists, administrative assistants, executive assistants, data entry operators and customer service specialists. We provide temporary, temporary to hire and full time placements for administrative candidates.


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Finance and Accounting


We provide candidates in the following categories: cost accountants, CPA’s, payroll specialists, financial analysts, A/P and A/R specialists and accounting clerks. Our Finance and Accounting candidates are available for contract, contract to hire and full time placements.


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Government Contractors


Alternative provides subcontract services to government contractors. Our candidates include :

  • Cleared candidates ( TS, TS/SCI, etc)
  • Contracts management ( FAR, DFAR, AFAR)
  • IT professionals