Reliance Staffing & Recruiting was founded in 1982 by Tom and Judy Sarach in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake. The couple built a steady base of clients in the clerical and light industrial fields and developed a reputation for being reliable, even driving temporary workers to job sites in the morning.
In 1983, their daughter Lynn (now Lynn Sarach Connor) began working part-time at the company while still in high school. Lynn formally joined the company and opened Reliance’s Newport News office in 1988.
Tom Sarach Jr. joined the company in 1991 with a computer science degree and increased the company’s placement areas to include technical positions. Later that year, the Virginia Beach office was opened, and Lynn opened a Suffolk branch in 1994, rounding out Reliance’s coverage of the area.
Since Tom Sarach Sr.’s retirement in 2008, the company has been managed by the second generation: Tom Sarach Jr. is President and CEO of Reliance and its sister staffing software company, COATS, while Lynn Connor is Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
In 2012, Reliance celebrated our 30th anniversary, not long after learning that we had won four national awards from the American Staffing Association for our client and candidate communications. Our inclusion in the “Roaring 20” list of the 20 fastest-growing companies in Hampton Roads confirmed that businesses trust our staffing excellence.
We’ve built our extensive staffing network by developing strong relationships with the businesses and people we serve. This history and trust means we have access to the most professional active, passive and niche candidates, and can put them to work for you.