NEXTAFF of Tacoma, WA


Branch Manager: Charlene Barrett


Office Hours: 8am to 5pm M-F

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NEXTAFF of Tacoma helps businesses recruit, screen and hire quality talent in the Tacoma, WA and the surrounding area.

At NEXTAFF of Tacoma, we partners with employers who lose valuable time to the administrative tasks that take them away from revenue-driving activities. Area business leaders often share their frustration at the time and energy they must devote to filling open jobs in Tacoma, WA. They feel they waste too much time on profit-killing hiring issues, giving them less time to manage their business and achieve their goals.

NEXTAFF of Tacoma helps business leaders offload many of the tasks required to hire quality talent and keep up and comply with government and payroll regulations. NEXTAFF helps companies maximize their workforce and take a more strategic approach to recruiting for jobs in Tacoma. The ability to adapt quickly to the changing realities of the marketplace is essential to remaining competitive in today’s business environment.

At NEXTAFF of Tacoma, we believe talent changes everything. Our staffing and recruiting services include full-service hiring packages for professional positions, contract or temporary staffing, executive search services, human resources consulting, assessment testing, background, and reference verification. Our goal is to deliver exceptional service that creates the standard by which all other companies will be measured. With over a decade of experience in human resources and operations management, we understand staffing and workflow.

NEXTAFF works with businesses seeking to hire and retain quality talent for jobs in the Tacoma, WA area. Our success is based on identifying companies looking for a true partner rather than a transactional staffing supplier.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT: NEXTAFF has developed a proprietary recruiting method called X-FACTOR. There are over 40,000 “staffing” locations that sell “staffing.” Isn’t it time you took a more strategic approach and leveraged a proven tool to improve your talent?


Charlene Barrett
Branch Manager |

Headshot of Charlene Barrett, branch manager of NEXTAFF of Tacoma, WA.How I help you
I have been in the staffing industry for over 17 years, part of which I was owning and running my own agency. Throughout my career I have built long standing relationships with my clients providing the highest level of service to a wide array of companies and industries. I love working in a position where I can make a profound difference in someone’s life by helping them reach their career goals. I take pride in understanding each individual’s specific needs, and how they are looking to advance in their career. This allows me to match the right candidates to the right jobs. 
A short bio
The Pacific Northwest is where I was raised and launched my career as a recruiter, and where today I continue to live and work. The beauty of the Northwest’s green landscape, along with inspiring people, endless adventures, and its eclectic cultural diversity is why I continue to call it home. I enjoy spending time with my family exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and replicating Gordon Ramsay’s recipes for my family – the people that will always give me the feedback I want to hear!


We recruit, screen and hire quality talent.



Nextaff is a premier commercial staffing agency serving Tacoma, Washington. We understand that finding top-quality talent is crucial for any organization’s success. It not only helps businesses run effectively but also boosts morale among other staff members.

It’s imperative to hire employees who are reliable, professional, and team players with extensive knowledge. It’s equally essential to work with a commercial staffing agency in Tacoma, Washington that can accurately assess which candidates will fit best with your organization.

At Nextaff, we’re committed to helping job seekers secure successful careers while providing our clients with the best talent. We specialize in recruiting, screening, and hiring for a wide range of positions, including the ones listed above, and many more.


If you’re looking for a job in Tacoma, Washington, NEXTAFF of Tacoma is the staffing agency to turn to. Whether you’re seeking a temporary, contract, temp-to-hire, or direct hire position, we know that the hiring process is crucial. By partnering with NEXTAFF of Tacoma, you can enjoy the benefits of our services, which will help you in your job search.

From the very start, you can expect these advantages when working with us:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Access to the N>Gage mobile app
  • Benefits available right away
  • Assistance throughout the job search process
  • Opportunities to develop your skills
To truly appreciate what NEXTAFF of Tacoma can offer you, you have to experience it for yourself. We are committed to finding the best job opportunities that fit your lifestyle. Browse the many job openings we have available at



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Meet Cary...

When it comes to operating a staffing firm, Cary has worn every hat.  From recruiting, to sales, to management, to ownership, he has been involved in every aspect of running a successful staffing business.  He has successfully led three separate companies to the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 lists, which puts him in an elite class of staffing entrepreneurship.  Combining that experience with a strong passion for entrepreneurs makes Cary an ideal leader for driving the Nextaff vision. 

Describe yourself in three words.

Loyal, Driven, Creative

Is there a mantra or affirmation you live by?

Do what you said you were going to do.

Do you have a celebrity doppelganger?

Back in the day, it was John Cusak.  “I want my two dollars!”