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About The Lawton Group

We are a PEOPLE solutions firm.

At The Lawton Group, we are experts at solving people problems. From basic temporary staffing to strategic workforce consulting and outsourced project management, we provide employers with on demand access to the talent, expertise and support services they need to get work done intelligently…and cost-effectively.

We started as a staffing firm…but that was just the START.

In 1985, we first opened our doors as TLC Staffing. We had big dreams of creating a better kind of staffing firm; an organization that would deliver a higher level of service to both employers and job seekers.

Over the years, we have served hundreds of employers, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, and we have helped nearly 30,000 people to find rewarding employment. But today, temporary staffing is not enough.

Today, we are The Lawton Group, an organization providing consulting, training, recruiting and staffing services to employers throughout Southern California and beyond. Today, we deliver creative solutions to our client's people related business challenges.

So why choose us?

Smart ideas. We are workforce strategy experts. We'll show you creative, innovative, and cost-effective ways to hire, build teams, develop leaders, and motivate and retain talent. This means you are assured of getting a true partner in your success.

Strategy first. Lots of companies can recruit a candidate, provide a temp or conduct a training class. At The Lawton Group, we develop customized strategies to fill your openings before we begin to tactically address your needs. You’ll be an integral part of the plan, not simply another client.

Personal service. You want and need a true partner, not a vendor pushing resumes to fill seats. We'll take the time to truly understand your goals and deliver the service that best fits your requirements.

We're all about Teamwork! At The Lawton Group, our recruiters don't compete with one another for commissions. We take a team approach as we work with you to deliver more responsive, higher quality recruiting, staffing and consulting services.

Put The Lawton Group's experience and resources to work for you.

Looking for a long-term partner?

82% of our clients have been working with The Lawton Group 15 or more years!

Awards and Recognition

  • Top Direct Placement Firms, SDBJ, 2010
  • CEO of the Year Nominee, SDBJ, 2009
  • Women Who Mean Business Award, SDBJ, 2009
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies, SDBJ 2008
  • Best in Class, Companies Less Than $10M, RFP Showdown, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2008
  • Top 500 Woman-Owned Businesses, Inc. Magazine, 2008
  • Enterprising Woman of the Year, Enterprising Woman Magazine, 2008
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies, SDBJ 2008
  • Best in Class, Companies Less Than $10M, RFP Showdown, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2008
  • Women Who Mean Business Award, SDBJ 2005
  • BRAVO Award, National Association of Women Business Owners, 1998 & 2005
  • "Woman of Distinction, San Diego Regional Conference for Women, 1995
  • LEAD Graduates, 1994 and 2008
  • Top 500 Woman Owned Businesses in USA, Diversity
  • Partnerships in Education, San Diego City Schools

Community Leadership

  • Board President – California Staffing Professionals
  • Board Member – San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Chair – Workforce Investment Board 1999-2000
  • Chair/Member – Workforce Advancement Committee: Workforce Investment Board 2000-present
  • Board Member and Past Chair – School to Career Youth Council
  • Chapter President - California Staffing Professionals
  • Member - Soroptimist International of San Diego


  • WOSB
  • DBE
  • SBE
  • CAC
  • CSP
  • WRC

Active Professional Memberships

  • American Staffing Association
  • Staffing Industry Analysts
  • California Staffing Professionals
  • Florida Staffing Professionals
  • SHRM
  • NHRA
  • NCPA
  • Executive Women International
  • Women President's Organization