Partners Personnel invests in AI-focused platform Staffing Engine


Partners Personnel today announced that it made a “significant” minority investment in Staffing Engine Inc., which provides an AI-focused recruitment platform. In conjunction with the investment, Partners CEO Paul Sorensen joined Staffing Engine’s board of directors.

Staffing Engine’s platform combines conversational AI bots, meeting booking, live chat and integrations with the staffing tech stack to scale the number of candidates recruiters can manage. It has annual revenue of less than $1million and 10 fully remote employees.

Partners Personnel’s growth capital will be used for product innovation and expansion into new clients.

The investment was made in June and the amount was not disclosed. 

“Digitizing our processes and making them accessible and intelligent is the key to adding the next level of value to our employees, clients and all our stakeholders,” Sorensen said. “As a happy customer of Staffing Engine, it was easy for us to see the value in making this investment. I am now delighted to join Ted Guggenheim and his Staffing Engine co-founders who successfully built TextUs and are now creating an AI-first company with tremendous promise.”

Partners Personnel, which counts more than 100 locations nationwide, ranks as the 15th-largest industrial staffing provider in the US, according to SIA.