Since 1970, Nelson has been providing staffing solutions to Northern California businesses.
From its first office in San Rafael, Nelson expanded quickly, opening its second office in San Francisco a year later.
In the early 1980s, when economic and business conditions began to shift, companies started to recognize the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a contingent workforce. It was then that Nelson made a fundamental change in its business strategy, moving from executive search to temporary placement and expanding its presence by opening offices from Monterey to Santa Rosa to Sacramento.
When the temporary placement services industry began to explode later in the decade, Nelson was poised and ready to meet the burgeoning need of companies seeking high-quality temporary employees.
Today, Nelson has clients located throughout the greater Bay Area and Sacramento Valley, one of the most dynamic and diverse economic corridors in the nation. Nelson clients include start-up, emerging and mature companies, some of whom have been Nelson clients for more than 20 years.
|1970||Company founded by Gary D. Nelson.
First office opened in San Rafael.
|1971||Second office opened in San Francisco.|
|1980||Corporate strategy change from executive search to temporary placement.|
|1988||Mark Nelson joins company.
Nelson & Associates (formerly Accountants Plus) division founded.
Gary D. Nelson presented with Volunteer of the Year by the American Heart Association.
Nelson presented with the Outstanding Service Award from the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.
|1989||Gary D. Nelson presented with Marin County’s Citizen of the Year Award.
Corporate office opened in Sonoma.
|1990||Number of Nelson employees exceeds 50.|
|1991||Opened first vendor-on-premise program at Cisco.|
|1994||Nelson Technology (formerly TechSource) founded.
ABE (now WorkforceLogic) founded.
Revenues exceed $50 million.
Sun Microsystems presents Nelson with their Outstanding Performance Award.
|1995||Nelson Hosted The Conference Summit with Henry Kissinger as a keynote speaker.
Mark Nelson named as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Rated #1 Staffing Service in The Business Journal.
|1996||Revenues exceed $100 million.|
|1997||Innovative Internet recruiting and retention team formed.|
|2000||Revenues exceed $200 million.
Number of Nelson employees reaches 340.
WorkforceLogic (formerly CWMedge) founded.
HRhome (formerly myHRedge) founded.
Craig Nelson joins business as General Counsel.
|2002||Nelson & Associates founded.|
|2005||NelsonJobs.com launched as Northern California’s premier job board.
NelsonJobs.com sponsors first Sonoma
The Nelson Family of Companies reaches
|2006||ABE and WorkforceLogic merge to create largest business unit under the name WorkforceLogic.
HRhome version 5.0 is released.
|2007||Nelson announces double-digit revenue growth|
|2008||Nelson opens new offices around the Bay Area.
WorkforceLogic announces record revenues for 2007.
WorkforceLogic expands VMS solution to companies of all sizes with WorkforceLogic Essential.
|2009||Nelson makes SIA’s Top 10 list of “Best Staffing Firms to Work For.”
WorkforceLogic earns Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status.
Nelson increases rank by 20 places to become 44th largest staffing company in U.S. per SIA.
|2010||WorkforceLogic releases Essential Intelligence, a powerful reporting and analytics tool.|