Career Connections

Career Connections is a locally owned and operated staffing and human resources provider with over 27 years of expertise in Athens County. They offer a full range of services including direct-hire, temporary, temp-to-direct, and payroll transfer program (PTP) with satisfaction guaranteed. They take the time to get to know your business and staffing needs so that they can connect you with qualified applicants who will best meet your requirements and fit in with your company culture.

Career Connections was recently announced as the 2017 Best Professional Service Provider in The AthensNEWS Best of Athens Readers’ Choice Awards.

Due to their hard work and dedication to our area, Career Connections has relocated their offices in Athens several times since opening in February of 1990, They held office space on West Union Street, Elliott Street, Richland Avenue, and are currently located in a large office within the LCR Realty Building on East State Street. This new office has provided them with the space needed to grow and develop into the future. Four years ago, they expanded their business and now have a branch office in Gallipolis.

“We provide a service to business people and there is no better way to connect with our target market than through the networking opportunities provided by the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce,” says Valerie Kinnard, Owner and President.

“Additionally, we would not be here if it were not for the businesses in this area. We are big community supporters and encourage all of our staff to join outside organizations and support the businesses in Athens County,” adds Kristi Kinnard, General Manager.

Career Connections is located 280 East State Street, Suite A. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about Career Connections, please contact Kristi Kinnard at (740) 594-4941 and be sure to “Like” their Facebook page at

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