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Helping Careers and Companies Grow Since 1974

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Texas' largest employee-owned staffing and placement firm, Burnett Specialists / Choice Specialists has been helping careers and companies grow since 1974. We are an outstanding diversity vendor with national certified woman-owned business status. Services include: Direct Hire Placements, Temporary / Contract Staffing, Temp-to-Hire, Payrolling Services, VMS, Vendor on Premise, and Special Projects Management. We provide extensive Texas market coverage from our offices in Houston (headquarters), Austin, EL Paso, San Antonio and in Dallas where we operate as Choice Specialists. We are recognized as the most award-winning staffing firm in Texas with the longest tenured staff. This is a great place to work!

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Regular Hours

Sat - SunClosed

Direct Hire PlacementTemporary / Contract StaffingTemp-to-HirePayrolling ServicesVMS - Vendor Managed ServicesVOP - Vendor on PremiseSpecial Projects Management  
  • Houston: Downtown / Greenway Plaza, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, The Woodlands
  • Austin
  • El Paso
  • San Antonio
  • Dallas - Choice Specialists
Westside, Westchase
We specialize in placing candidates in the areas of: Accounting, Administrative / Clerical, Convention Support, Engineering, Human Resources / HR, Information Technology / IT, Legal, Light Industrial, Medical Admin, Mortgage / Banking, Technical Sales / Marketing, and TeleSkills / Call Center.

Best Places to Work - Houston Business Journal

Child Advocates

Los Amigos Foundation

American Heart Association

Better Business Bureau

American Staffing Association,Texas Staffing Association,SHHRM - Society of Human Resource Management,Houston Association of Personnel Consultants,Greater Houston Partnership,Multiple Chambers of Commerce

Choice Specialists

Computer System Designers & Consultants, Human Resource Consultants, Personnel Consultants, Employment Agencies, Employment Consultants, Employment Contractors, Employment Opportunities, Temporary Employment Agencies


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Lynda P.



An extremely dedicated staff who not only cares for the "employer" paying clients, but also nurtures the worker bees of the world. They create such a comfortable environment for the worker which is not the "normal" atmosphere you'd likely encounter with other firms. It's been a fantastic expeience!

Starr W.



Burnett Specialists Houston is an outstanding Staffing Agency!! The amount of time I spent searching for a job was very fast. The recruiters specialized in all my needs and followed-up with me consistently. Burnett Staffing recruiters not only took time to meet my needs in a timely manner, they are a super customer service friendly team. My recruiters welcomed me and got to know me and what I am looking for in my career. I was offered a contract within two weeks of registering with Burnett Specialist. I was at work on a Monday and now I am hitting the ground and running. I highly “RECOMMEND” Burnett Specialists for a great career opportunity.

Very happy job seeker!

Christopher D.



I recently worked with Shelley Blount at Burnett Specialists and I must say I have never work with someone as professional, experienced, and helpful as her. She maintained consistent contact with me and responded to phone calls and emails exceptionally fast. She went above and beyond to understand my wants and needs in a career and worked with me to find the perfect placement. I would recommend anyone to give Burnett Specialists a call.

Penny C.



I've been with Burnett Staffing for almost a year now. I've had the opportunity of working with the best companies and meeting many people in the community. I look forward to what 2015 has to offer! Thank you for this opportunity!

Morgan S.



I highly recommend Burnett to anyone seeking employment. I worked with Shelley, Nicole and Molly to find the position that was just right for me. One of the biggest reasons I recommend Burnett is because they are on your side and take the time to figure out what position would be a good fit for you and only present you with those positions that are complimentary. Many recruiters I have used in the past are all about numbers and they don't care if you fit with the job or not - Burnett is first class at listening to you and finding you YOUR position. They are an excellent organization and I believe they are successful because of the core values that they have as a company. I refer all job-seekers to them and will continue to do so!

Martha W.



I haven't had much luck with recruiters in the past but I contacted Burnett's IT department and they really helped. Burnett has an industry understanding that leads in the recruiting area. Michele is one of the most dedicated and talented recruiters that I have had the honor of working with. Her leadership capitalizes on an understanding of both the requirements as well as skills of her recruits. She has an uncanny ability to provide real world experience to the recruits she represents.

Glenda A.



I have been with Burnett Specialists Southeast office for 9 years. Heidi, Brandy and the other employees there are very kind and helpful. I have gained so much knowledge from working Temp work. These ladies are like family to me...keep up the good work.

Megan R.



Searching for a job that compliments your skills as well has all of the cultural and other qualifications you are looking for in an employer can sometimes be very challenging on your own. With the help of Burnett, I was able to find two different companies that I thoroughly enjoyed working for. Within 2 weeks of working with Penny Murray at Burnett, I was able to find a position that fit my skill set and had the working environment I was searching for. About a year later, when I decided to switch career paths, I reached out to Penny again and with her help, along with Morgan Taylor's, I was able to find a job within 2 weeks that was exactly what I was looking for. Everyone I have met at Burnett has been professional, friendly, and inspirational when working with them. They have helped me to shape my career and I would highly recommend this firm to anyone searching for employment.

Angela W.



Acclimating to the Houston Job Market was hard but at least I've found Burnett to be a firm that made me feel at home and comfortable knowing that if there was a job out there for me, I would be considered. My Burnett Specialist, Judy Diamond, placed me in two environments that really met my needs. If you are looking for a temporary contracting assignment or a permanent full-time position, Burnett should be your first stop to find professional recruiters. They are awesome at matching your skill set with the right employer.

Cote S.


Houston is a great place to wo...

Houston is a great place to work but Burnett Specialists really have the expertise, industry connections and a very individualized, custom tailored approach to help you find and get the position you want. They are the sole reason I was able to look outside my previous career path, evaluate my skill set and experience with a fresh set of eyes, really master my interview with insightful guidance and confidence for my new position. Penny Murray and Terry Fisher were outstanding. They listened to me and my needs every step of the way, offering their advice and industry knowledge. I have continually referred anyone I know to them over the last several years. Finding a job is a job in itself. One has to be motivated and active and having the help of Burnett in navigating the waters of today's job market is priceless.

Sinem A.



As a recent graduate it was really hard to find a job but thanks to Burnett specialists Terry I got a job that I love! She definitely deserve highest level of acknowledgement for the work she does

Lisa G.



June of 2013, I went to Burnett to apply for temp to perm work. I filled out a lot of paperwork and spoke to Jillian. Every week I would call her and e-mail her to let her know I was still available and to find out if she had found anything for me. IF she responded, it was with her telling me to look for employment on my own, etc. and she still didn't have anything for me. On August 19, she sent me an extensive email stating she was leaving her position with Burnett and gave me the name of Judy Diamond. I in turn, sent an introductory email to Ms. Diamond. As of today, I haven't heard from her. I was told that if I didn't check in on a regular basis that was grounds for them to terminate my contract with Burnett, what about their obligation to me as a client? I am very disappointed with the Burnett Staff. With my qualifications, I should have found employment immediately, even if it was temporary. I know ALL companies claim they don't practice age discrimination, but I can tell you firsthand that is not true. Burnett is a god example of that. I'm curious what kind of automatic response I am going to receive for this review? Hmm




Burnett staffing has the worst insurance every and they dont tell you that once you enroll, you cant get out of it for a whole year!! Do not get there insurance you will be throwing your money away!!



Alcon is the worse place to wo...

Alcon is the worse place to work at. you get a contract of 1 year and six months to get hired . within that time you'll never get approved and or hired until that whole 18 months is up and even then you still have a very slim chance of getting hired. Plus whats worst is that the place is not really, clean room material, people sweating over the product, sneezing on it, nose drippings on product, and Hygiene is unbeleivable, some people never heard of deodorant I guess. The Clean room environment is a joke, I've worked in other companies that put this place to shame. Hewelett Packard, Micron, Plexuz, Silicon Mountain, Pico electronics and on and on. I quit after being there for only 1 month, after what I saw and heard I was like this is a dead end job with no opportunity for advancement. Now I work in a better place for a better company doing Graphics designing and building concept prototypes projects and better pay. There I was wasting my life and time with Burnnette Staffing and ALCON. I beleive that place, ALCON has already got their asses sued off many times due to eyes being lost, due too poor quality items beng built.



I had an interview with Elena ...

I had an interview with Elena and she told me i have to send her my updated resume

to increase my chance to find a job, i did that and unfortunately

i gut nothing from her I called several times with no answer f , I consider that unrespectful I wast my time for nothing .. thank you for your respect !!!!!!!!!

claimed iconBusiness Response07/26/2012

I am sorry to hear your experience was less than you had expected. I understand your feeling of frustration. Are you still seeking employment? Please consider calling 713-977-4777 to update your availability. Our Burnett recruiters would like to continue to offer you assistance in your job search.

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Isn't it Ironic That the p...

Isn't it Ironic

That the positive reviews about Burnett Staffing were written between 12/9/2009-12/16/2009? I guess the receptionists didn't have much to do around Christmas time.

claimed iconBusiness Response07/26/2012

Thank you for reviewing Burnett Specialists. If you are still seeking employment please visit our website: We have continued to grow since 2009 and I would be happy to be of assistance to you in your job search.

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Burnett Staffing Specialist

I really appreciate the help from Krista Clements at the Burnett Staffing for helping me find a job. The Burnett Staffing was great and very helpful when it came to answering my questions and really taking their time in finding me a job that worked for me that I enjoy doing. Thank you for everything Krista.



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Looking for a Job? Contact Burnett.

Burnett has been incredibly helpful! Catherine Berry is great! She was friendly, supportive and went above and beyond by contacting the Burnett Austin office on my behalf. At Burnett, the specialists are genuinely interested in your success.