Staffing Industry Analysts Includes STS Technical Services on its 2022 Largest U.S. Staffing Firms List

STS Technical Services Top 100 Staffing Firms

Brookfield, Wisconsin, August 16, 2022STS Technical Services (STS), a company that specializes in delivering end-to-end workforce management solutions for the aerospace, defense, manufacturing and industrial industries, is recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the largest staffing firms in the United States for 2022.

SIA’s list, which has been issued annually for the past 27 years, ranks firms by domestic revenue and covers companies that have generated at least $100 million during the previous year.

“Two years ago, when COVID-19 hit and the global staffing industry was flipped upside down, our company made the decision to shift our entire workforce to a remote setting,” stated Rick Koenig, President of STS Technical Services. “This decision forced us to rethink how we do business. We added new technology, revamped our training processes and continued to deploy unique strategies that would help our clients find the talent they needed to continue to operate effectively in extremely uncertain times.”

In 2021, STS Technical Services bolstered its Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions by adding new clients to its roster while introducing additional services to its revolving platform. The company also hired 50-plus internal employees to support the organization’s post-COVID uptick while bringing its total headcount to more than 150 workforce management professionals.

“Prior to COVID-19, our staffing division focused primarily on managing contract employees for the aviation, defense and commercial manufacturing industries,” states Bryan Shaw, Marketing Director for STS Technical Services and its parent company, STS Aviation Group. “During COVID-19, however, the landscape changed. The global aerospace industry laid off a large percentage of its skilled-labor workforce, and we needed to find additional revenue streams to make up for that loss. We already had our hands in the defense, manufacturing and industrial industries, so we tightened our focus there; creating new programs for new clients that turned out to be the revenue push we needed to see our company come out stronger on the other side of the pandemic.”

In 2021, STS Technical Services reported an annual revenue well over $100 million. The team grew its contingent workforce headcount from approximately 1,200 in 2020 to more than 1,700 in 2021. Today, STS Technical Services continues to capitalize on exciting new ventures while delivering its award-winning workforce management solutions to some of the largest, and most prestigious organizations throughout the country.

To learn more about STS Technical Services and the end-to-end workforce management services it provides, please visit

About STS Technical Services:

STS Technical Services is the staffing arm of STS Technical Group and STS Aviation Group. The company is recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the largest staffing agencies in the U.S., and its teams specialize in delivering workforce management, RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) and MSP (managed service provider) solutions across the aerospace, industrial, manufacturing and defense industries. To learn more, please visit or call 1-800-359-4787.

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Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521

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STS Technical Services Receives 2022 “Top Workplaces Award” by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In the early days of COVID, airlines felt the pressure of lost revenue as flights were canceled all over the world. STS Technical Services, a staffing company that serves clients in the aviation industry, had a front-row seat as the disaster unfolded.

“The commercial aviation industry was crushed in 2020. Nobody was flying anywhere,” said Bryan Shaw, the company’s marketing director. Regular clients began to put projects on hold as the need for aircraft mechanics and other service personnel dwindled.

As company leaders watched other staffing companies lay off parts of their workforce, the STS team didn’t panic, Shaw said. Instead, they took things one step at a time and transitioned their staffing team to remote work, while shifting to meet the needs of clients outside the commercial aviation sector.

The flexibility resulted in new successes. During 2020, Oshkosh Defense awarded STS a contract to provide workforce services to build a fleet of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLVTs) that will replace U.S. military Humvees.

Shaw describes the contract as “a huge win for us while staring COVID in the face.”

This is the company’s first year on the Top Workplaces list, ranking fourth out of all midsize companies. Employees describe an environment that is rewarding, independent and supportive.

“I can see that what I’m doing matters,” one employee said. “I’m able to help people further their career and I’m given the support and tools I need to succeed.”

Founded in 1986, STS Technical Services began in Reno, Nevada. It started as a staffing company for aviation alone, but acquisitions and partnerships over the decades brought it into other sectors such as aerospace and industrial manufacturing.

The staffing team recruits for hundreds of technical, trade and engineering jobs, hiring skilled workers who can provide labor for a variety of clients all over the world. Today, STS is headquartered in Brookfield and has several offices around the United States.

Despite the international focus, STS serves a number of Wisconsin companies, including Harley-Davidson and Oshkosh Defense.

Nearly 90% of the staffing team works remotely, Shaw said.

“I think STS has been able to handle that transition really, really well,” he said. “They implemented a lot of tools that allow the team to stay connected.”

One of those tools is a bonus system to reward employees. Shaw said he thinks it is important that hard work is recognized and rewarded within the company, whose mission is “to promote the growth and well-being of our employees by investing in a cultural atmosphere that emphasizes our values and strives towards excellence through collaboration and fostering a sense of PRIDE in workmanship, reliability, innovation, generosity and spirit.”

The company’s PRIDE initiative, which stands for professionalism, respect, integrity, dependability and enthusiasm, seeks to reward those who go above and beyond.

The five attributes represent the qualities that team members strive for. When someone excels in one of these categories, they receive a token that can be exchanged for a monetary reward once they’ve collected all five.

And outside the workday, employees also meet up for virtual happy hours to connect and chat.

“Although I am fully remote, my managers at STS have always worked to make me feel included and valued,” one employee said.

Remote work will remain a facet for the company going forward. Future plans include the continuation of projects in various sectors and securing new clients and contracts.

“Our team is slated to grow,” Shaw said. By the end of 2022, he said the company’s revenue is expected to expand 15% to 20% from pre-pandemic levels.

“I think that’s a huge testament to what we’ve been able to accomplish, the hurdles we’ve been able to overcome, and some of the big, new client signings and projects that we have coming up in the pipeline.”

By Jennifer Walter: This Article Originally Appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel