OF THE WEEK:
Desiree Gaoiran, Staff
Published in the October 17, 2013 edition
Scott Williams, owner of Atlas Edge Staffing, is
originally from Arkansas. He relocated to Coquille with his family when
he was 13 years old. He moved around a bit but ultimately decided the
beautiful Pacific Northwest was where he wanted to raise his son and
When I arrived at Scott’s office, he
kindly and then began asking me questions. I was a bit thrown off and I
almost forgot that I was the one interviewing him. He was curious about
my writing position and my love for writing. I didn’t realize
until 10 minutes into the interrogation, I mean interview, why Scott
was asking me so many questions. He is also a writer. He sent me away
with some of his work and I must say, he is quite good. I guess you
really never know who someone really is beyond their obvious title
unless you ask or they offer out the information. I was glad I asked
because I was beginning to wonder if he thought I was someone
Williams, Owner of Atlas Staffing and Theresa Keys, Employment
Scott was a single dad, working long hours at
Nabisco. This prevented him from spending much time with his children,
times were hard, and he needed a change. He began working for Goodwill
Industries which back then also provided employment services. In 1996,
Goodwill decided that they weren’t going to be providing
services anymore. Scott decided to purchase the business then called
Personal Solutions. He decided to change the name to Atlas Edge
Staffing. “The reason I named it Atlas was because I wanted
be first in the phone book,” Scott laughed.
Atlas is different from other employment agencies
because they don’t have limits on what their
do. Employees can climb ladders, use heavy equipment and run chain saws
if necessary. They are also the only employment agency in the
area that still provides clients with opportunities for temporary work.
Atlas also works closely with OSHA making sure that clients remain
compliant with their regulations. Atlas does background checks but they
don’t discriminate against people for their past mistakes.
However, they do make sure that the person is in a non-threatening
But Atlas isn’t just a staffing agency.
provide businesses and individuals with on-site and mobile drug screens
as well as court recognized paternity testing. Atlas is also the
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Enrollment
Center in Coos Bay.
When you call in to Atlas, a human being answers.
“We will never have an automated phone system. I hate
them,” Scott explains. The vibe in the office building was
and the pretty woman Theresa Keys sitting at the front desk, looked
like she was having way too good of a time to be the employment
specialist. But I realized, this is how these people do business, with
smiles on their faces.
Are you having a hard time finding a job? Atlas
help! When you go there, you fill out an application and bring your
resume. One application opens up the opportunity for any job they have
available. Why spend countless hours filling out numerous applications?
When they have a job that you are interested in, you let them know, and
they can submit you for the position. Atlas fills all kinds of
different jobs. Everything from office assistant to heavy equipment
operator. Are you a business that needs a reliable agency to help with
all your employment needs? Give Atlas a call. Support this wonderful
locally owned business by letting them support you!
You can reach them at (541) 267-2022. They are
located at 345 N Front St in Coos Bay. You can also visit their website
or find them on Facebook.
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