Human Resources, Employment, Payroll & Unions


Phone: (626) 396-1010
Fax: (626) 449-0418
Contact: Rebecca Haussling

AbilityFirst was established in 1926 and known as the Crippled Children's Society of Southern California (CCS) for many decades. Lawrence L. Frank and Paul Dietrich, both Rotarians, were two of the original founders of the organization and they continued their loyal support throughout their lives. Operating in the greater Los Angeles area, AbilityFirst has 25 facilities which support individuals with disabilities through after school enrichment programs, job training, community employment, accessible camping, and affordable and accessible housing. AbilityFirst is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the American Camping Association (ACA). Some facilities are licensed by the California Department of Social Services and the Department of Developmental Services.

AppleOne Employment Services

Phone: (626) 463-0657
Contact: Darlene Vergel De Dios

• A dedicated, results-driven professional with exceptional abilities in goal setting, efficiency, and resourcefulness.
• Proficient in a wide range of computer applications and programs, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and internet tools.
• Maintains meticulous records and updates confidential data while managing files and reports accurately.
• Possesses advanced negotiation and problem-solving skills, adept at resolving conflicts with finesse and diplomacy.
• Demonstrated expertise as an event coordinator and organizer, effectively collaborating with community partners.
• Exhibits outstanding interpersonal skills and excels in both oral and written communication.

Express Employment Professionals

Phone: (626) 844-3562
Fax: (626) 844-3443
Contact: Ben Rogers

Express is the largest privately held staffing agency in the United States, in business more than 30 years with over 600 offices. I am the local owner, completely committed to outstanding service to local employers. We offer evaluation hire, direct hire, and temporary staffing services for administrative, production, and professional staff.

Gig Talent LLC

Phone: (818) 585-6147
Contact: Patti Traglio

Gig Talent is a modern talent collective focused on helping consultants and coaches do the work they love and connecting organizations with top HR talent to help achieve business results. We are on a mission to help organizations level up their culture, their leadership, and their talent by connecting vetted high-caliber HR consultants and leadership coaches with forward-thinking organizations seeking a competitive advantage.


Phone: (626) 639-6695
Fax: (626) 639-6649
Contact: Helen Mathis

Founded in 2012, Guardian is a fourth-generation accounting and bookkeeping company, now located in California. We are a "full-service" accounting company, with offices in Pasadena, Los Angeles, and the High Desert area in California. Our services include tax planning and preparation, "financial health" analyses and consulting Sarbanes-Oxley  related consulting, management advisory and information services, estate planning, estate and trust administration, payroll and bookkeeping services. We specialize in accounting and payroll account numbers for new business. New and renewals for ITINs (Individual Tax Identification Number). We can serve all 50 states: Back taxes, individual, partnerships, corporations, tax preparations, business formation, offer-in-compromise.

Heartland Payment Systems

Phone: (626) 945-2521
Contact: Johnny Grigolla


Phone: (310) 313-6855
Fax: (626) 584-5729
Contact: Mark Dabell

HigherUp is a Pasadena based provider of HR technology solutions that make businesses better. HigherUp's HCM solutions cover all aspects of the employee life cycle (from “hire to retire”) including payroll, time and attendance, benefits management, recruiting, analytical reporting and more.

JBA International

Phone: (626) 375-9950
Contact: Chris Karageuzian

JBA International, LLC (JBA) is a seasoned staffing and consulting firm boasting over 35 years of  industry experience, with more than 25 years of dedicated service to the City of Pasadena, CA. As a WBE Certified Woman-Owned business for over three decades, JBA is led by the dynamic husband and wife team of Jacqueline and Gary Buickians, both holding degrees in Computer Science and bringing extensive backgrounds from fortune 500 companies.

Initially specializing in IT, JBA has evolved with the technological landscape, embracing Al and digital transformations. This success has led to expansion into various industries, offering comprehensive recruitment and candidate search services. Our offerings span across professional staffing sectors such as information Technology, Engineering & Technical, Legal, Finance/Accounting, Medical & Life Sciences, and Mental Health. Additionally, we cater to executive and C-Level positions, administrative and clerical roles, and industrial sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Construction, Hospitality, Transport, and Logistics.

JBA sets itself apart by providing candidates with TSC clearance and offering payroll services. Our team prides itself on unmatched capabilities and experience, ensuring a deep understanding of clients' needs and delivering tailor-made solutions within specified budgets and timelines. Furthermore, our staff is adept at integrating seamlessly into clients' environments, working collaboratively with existing teams and methodologies to achieve mutual success. JBA International, LLC stands ready to meet the diverse staffing needs of businesses with unparalleled expertise and commitment to excellence.

LACERA (L.A. Co Employees Ret. Assoc.)

Phone: (626) 564-6000
Fax: (626) 564-6699
Contact: Annette Cleary

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) administers and manages the retirement fund for the County of Los Angeles. We are the largest county retirement system in the U.S., serving more than 158,000 members. Our membership is comprised of individuals from a diverse range of careers, age groups, and ethnicities - all contributing to the greater welfare of Los Angeles County. LACERA has been providing retirement, disability, and death benefits to eligible County employees, retirees, and their beneficiaries since 1938.

Law Offices of Timothy Bowles

Phone: (626) 583-6600
Fax: (626) 583-6605
Contact: Aimee Rosales

Bowles Law is an experienced firm representing employers exclusively. We provide effective defense and representation on claims against employers, rapid and fair investigation and resolution of internal employment complaints, and the establishment of sound policies and practices to prevent future workplace conflicts.

Timothy Bowles is the founder and the managing partner of the firm. He has earned the highest possible “AV Preeminent” rating from his peers, signifying superior legal knowledge, experience, judgment, and analytical capabilities. The popular legal website Avvo has also honored Mr. Bowles with its highest rating of “Superb” in employment law based on his experience, achievements, and industry recognition. Mr. Bowles has become known within his industry as the top employment law attorney Los Angeles has to offer.”

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Missionwell, LLC

Phone: (626) 578-0001
Fax: (818) 230-0563
Contact: Caryn Ryan

You have a cause, we have a business solution. Missionwell was formed out of the belief that nonprofit organizations should benefit from the same efficiency and expertise as the for-profit sector, despite the significant resource differences between the two sectors. We bring over 70 years of collective corporate and nonprofit experiences as leaders and managers, together with our passion, for and deep understanding, of nonprofits to every client.

Pasadena Police Officers Association

Phone: (626) 205-1514
Contact: Dawne Preston

The Pasadena Police Officers Association represents police officers in the Pasadena Police Department. The organization addresses members' concerns with wages, hours, working conditions, welfare programs, and advancement of academic and vocational training to further the police profession while representing the members in their employment relations with the City of Pasadena. 

Soteria HR

Phone: (818) 426-5451
Contact: James Harwood

We offer a wide array of outsourced HR Services that specifically address the requirements of a variety of businesses in a multitude of industries. We listen and respond with creative and tailored solutions that address potential HR pitfalls long before they become problematic. Services provided include HR Administration covering payroll, employee benefits, workers compensation, employee handbooks and policies, and compliance consultation. We also provide HR consulting to address HR best practices, employee development and training, performance management and recruiting practices.