The Alternative Staffing Story

From the beginning, Alternative Staffing has done things differently. After years working in franchised staffing offices, Jan Cappellini and Craig Lake knew there had to be a better way. Instead of cookie-cutter concepts, they wanted to offer customized staffing solutions, giving their clients greater staffing flexibility, and their employees greater job opportunities.

Since 1993, Alternative Staffing has offered the Tri-County area a better alternative to staffing solutions. From their humble beginnings, Alternative Staffing grew to six specialty offices—with a staff of more than 25 staffing specialists. In 2009, Alternative Staffing consolidated these specialties into one state-of-the-art facility: the Alternative Staffing Center.

With the consolidation of the Alternative Staffing team into one location, we are able to work together in a collaborative environment and bring our clients the experience of the entire Alternative Staffing team to solve their workforce needs. In fact, you won’t find a more experienced team in Charleston. Our sales and service teams have more than 10 years average in staffing and human resource—with a focus specifically in manufacturing, distribution and logistics. We know how to navigate challenges of a market fragmented by high unemployment and a large population of unskilled labor.

As a locally owned and operated staffing firm, we are able to offer our clients and candidates more customized solutions. Decisions can be made faster, and we are able to more quickly respond to our clients’ needs.  Jan and Craig have built their business in the North Charleston area and, with a satellite office in Orangeburg, the Alternative team works together to address the needs of employers from the capital to the coast of North Carolina.


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