Gorette Tibbetts has been an administrative assistant with Personnel People since July, 2006. Previously, she was employed as a recruiter for five years with Kelly Services in Panama City, Florida. Gorette attended Katherine Gibbs in 1991 and is a 1989 graduate of Taunton High School.
After working as a social worker in a large nursing home, Jean Gustafson visited a placement office in Providence, Rhode Island, for assistance finding a new job in another field. After two interviews, the owner of the employment agency offered her a job as a recruiter for the company. Jean had worked at the agency for 1.5 years when the owner decided to retire. She and her husband made the decision to invest their life savings in starting a new employment agency in Massachusetts, and the rest, as they say, “is history.”
As a mother of three at the time, things were tough at first, with Jean working by herself for four months before hiring her first full-time employee. Mornings would consist of being on the road seeking new clients, with afternoons spent filling her orders. That first year included “a lot of sleepless nights,” but a visit to a new company after six months resulted in seven new job orders, which Jean describes as a “thrill.” Following that, the company really took off and grew into the very successful operation it is today.
“We really enjoy finding a job for someone who asks us for help to find the perfect position. We have worked not only to find the perfect candidate but also to help our clients be happy with all of the services and dedication we supply.”
Rachel St. Andre, Recruiter
A junior at Bridgewater State University, Rachel St. Andre is developing her skills in marketing and operations while working as a recruiter for Personnel People. Having grown up with the business started by her grandmother Jean Gustafson, and currently managed by her mother Lynda St. Andre, Rachel already has a strong understanding of what it takes to help people succeed in the search for a rewarding job and career. Managing her activities as a full-time student and as a candidate-employer matchmaker in a fast-paced environment has allowed her to become an even more valuable asset to the company.
Rachel wants to be known as someone who can be relied upon to benefit others in a positive way, and she has become just that for Personnel People. Building partnerships with job-seekers across New England starts with Rachel examining each candidate’s resumé and consulting with them to identify potential employer “fits” and preparing them to put their best fit forward for an optimal interview process and successfully secure employment.