StrategicInnovativeWanting to make a difference both for their communities and the world. Competitive, but not at the expense of their team. These are just a few of the admirable traits that describe the 2020 class of 40 Under 40.

These are unprecedented times. The workforce has been impacted in ways not seen before. Yet as we brace ourselves to tackle what lies ahead for an industry that places people in jobs, one thing is crystal clear: We need leaders and innovators to navigate this crisis.

In the interest of total transparency, these honorees were selected before Covid-19 was declared a pandemic and the shelter-in-place orders across the US came into effect. But this next generation of staffing leaders, who already earned enough respect to garner nominations for this list, have since been proving they have the mettle necessary to help us navigate the new normal.

These 40 professionals exemplify passion, integrity, creativity and the perseverance that is needed to connect people to new opportunities amid Covid-19 and beyond. They have chosen varied career paths to get here; some started out right after college, while others came from other careers — sales, investment banking, law, nursing, software development — but what is striking is their commitment to putting people first.

On this site, we profile these trailblazers who are making their mark in a space that has changed dramatically from just the start of the year.

This list is not a ranking. Compiled for the third year by Staffing Industry Analysts, the list is a shout-out to those moving the industry forward. Congratulations to the 40 Under 40, listed alphabetically.

The Staffing Industry 40 Under 40 list does not include vendors to the ecosystem or buyers of staffing services.

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