We exist to celebrate The Team.

To take the best and brightest individuals, then provide the Support, Energy and Vision to stimulate their transformation into a sum far greater than its parts.

Because we know a team isn't a thing. It's a frame of mind. It's: Focus. Dedication. Synergy. It's the incomparable power of many.

Every new hire. Every new client. Every new placement. Our Team continually gains momentum.

Our people are not "temps." They are our co-workers, our valued employees. They are given all the Stability and Respect they need to do, and be, their absolute best. In other words, Cinder is home.

We build teams. That's remarkable. Let us put the Power of Our Team to work for you.

Join the Staffing Revolution.

Cinder Staffing is a Portland, OR-based staffing agency with an approach that sets us apart from traditional agencies. Our employees are valued team members with rich benefits not "temps." We offer employment, full benefits, paid training and more to ensure our candidate pool is comprised of the absolute best talent available.

Our company provides solutions nationwide for temporary, contract-to-hire, project team and permanent hire positions in industries including Technology (IT), Legal, Healthcare, Finance, Accounting, Operational Support and others.

Contact Cinder today and join the staffing revolution.

PBJ Number 1

We're #1.

Cinder Wins the Top Spot as Portland Business Journal's 2015 Fastest Growing Private Company

Cinder Staffing earned the #1 spot in the PBJ's 2015 Lighthouse Awards.

It's a great honor to be recognized as the fastest growing company in the region - not just in staffing, but across all industries. Learn More.

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Meet Our Team

Ryan Hoppes

About Ryan Hoppes

President of Allion USA; President & CEO of Cinder Solutions

Ryan joined Allion USA in 2010 after a successful 15-year career with Intel Corporation, ultimately accumulating accolades as one of the youngest directors in Intel's history. Ryan led several unprecedented internal efforts, including ISTQB certification for his Validation Engineers and a cross-company effort to monetize the test capabilities of his organization.

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Paul Brown

About Paul Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Paul brings 17 years of in-depth technology industry experience to his role at Cinder, including extensive skills in building, managing and nurturing teams and leading projects with an eye toward creative problem solving and high-impact results. His track record of engagement across both engineering and business operations gives him extraordinary insight into the types of technical, staffing and budgetary challenges that Cinder’s customers face every day.

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Melinda Majors

About Melinda Majors

Director of Recruiting

Since joining Cinder in September of 2014, Melinda has made a big impact with her expertise in human resources and recruiting management and strategy. Her experience spans both in-house and agency positions in technology and manufacturing, with companies including Leupold & Stevens, APCON, Inc., ACS and Quest Staffing. In 2009, she earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certificate from the HR Certification Institute. She is also an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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About Sophia


Joining Cinder in October of 2013, Sophia contributes full life cycle recruitment experience for companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500 in all levels of positions. Following graduation from Western Oregon University with a B.A. in Psychology, she entered the social services industry, specializing in employment counseling, job coaching, interview preparation, resume writing and revision services – all laying the groundwork for her superb ability to pair candidates with positions ideally suited to their skillsets and personalities.

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About Ashley


Ashley joined the Cinder team in October of 2014, bringing valuable staffing industry experience that includes four years as a full life cycle recruiter for Kelly Services. She has recruited successfully within industries including engineering, IT, accounting/finance, manufacturing, light industrial and clerical. She has also served as an on-site account manager, handling customer and employee relations and overseeing more than 150 temporary employees. This breadth of experience allows her to bring exceptional insight into the needs of Cinder’s client base.

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About Jessa

Recruiting Assistant

Jessa joined Cinder in January 2015, bringing 5+ years of customer service experience to her role, which includes supporting multiple facets of the recruiting team’s operation, as well as helping manage communications with clients and employees alike. She graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Animal Science, after which she held positions ranging from Veterinary Assistant to management and administrative roles for animal care and related facilities.

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About Maribel

Recruiting Assistant

Maribel joined Cinder in June 2015, bringing with her a track record of successful customer service roles in the insurance and finance industries. She will leverage her customer-oriented experience to gain insight into each candidate's skills and personality to make the best possible employment matches.

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About Sarah

Senior Legal Recruiter

A former lawyer, and cum laude J.D. graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Sarah became a legal recruiter in 2004. Since then, she has had a longstanding track record of success in identifying top-tier legal talent in all disciplines for law firms and businesses.

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