We are focused on the health and safety of our workforce, clients, and greater community. Our team is working hard (remotely) to support your staffing and job search needs. Please call us at 1-503-299-6811 and use the name directory, or email opportunities@vanderhouwen.com (monitored Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm).
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and stands with our fellow citizens and countrymen in the battle against all forms of racism and social injustice.
Read more about our commitment to diversity here.

Be well and stay safe!

Comprehensive Staffing with a Personal Touch

VanderHouwen is a premier staffing provider of technology, engineering, finance and accounting professionals. At VanderHouwen, we pride ourselves on being experts in the industries we serve. From studying market trends to our extensive (and rapidly growing) network filled with new and established talent and organizations, we have an ear to the ground on a regional and national level.

Take that industry knowledge and combine it with our commitment to providing respectful, personal, and consultative service to our clients and candidates. What do you end up with? A recruiting agency that feels like family.

When you work with us, it’s not just about jobs. It’s about relationships.

About VanderHouwen

Our History

VanderHouwen was established in Portland, Oregon in 1987 by Kirby and Kathy VanderHouwen. After decades of supporting and encouraging the emerging Pacific Northwest technology industry, Kirby and Kathy decided to use their expertise to help match rapidly-growing organizations with qualified candidates. Since then, VanderHouwen has remained a family-run business, even as we’ve expanded our services to include staffing for Accounting & Finance, and Engineering.

The VanderHouwen Promise

We speak the language of your industry in order to build strong, long-lasting relationships and provide employers and candidates with individualized staffing services and expert consultation. To ensure the ideal match between organization and candidate, we dedicate quality time learning the nuances of each organization’s environment and staffing priorities. We use a variety of techniques to screen applicants, including in-depth interviewing, in-person meetings, skill and behavioral testing and thorough background and reference analysis.

VanderHouwen Promise

Our Mission

At VanderHouwen, our mission is to provide outstanding customer service in a straightforward, ethical, personal, and responsive manner. Our unique family-owned company offers individualized staffing services and solutions to our clients and candidates, creating value for everyone.

Our Commitment to Diversity

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic. As a family-owned and operated business within the local community for over 30 years, we would like to take this opportunity to stand with our fellow citizens and countrymen in the battle against all forms of racism and social injustice. Amidst all the pain and suffering that has plagued the nation, we offer a small glimmer of hope that peaceful and productive change can lead us forward. Our hearts go out to all who have experienced social injustice, and we stand committed to be a part of the solution as we move to a brighter future.

Kathy VanderHouwen, CEO at VanderHouwen Staffing Agency

Women Owned and Family Run Since 1987

We believe in diverse work environments. And we walk our talk. That’s why we were certified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Not only does this certification let us wear our values loud and proud, it also allows us to participate in corporate and government Diversity Supplier Programs. If your organization has a Diversity Supplier Program, VanderHouwen can help.

We Go Green!

We are committed to sustainability at work. We actively recycle, reduce energy, and give to the community. So much so that we achieved gold certification by the Sustainability at Work program. Our internal Green Team works hard to help us be an environmentally-conscious business in our local community.


The ability to positively impact people’s lives in our community by finding them the ideal job opportunity is a great feeling. I’m proud of our Recruiting staff, as they are the best in the business at placing their candidates with the ideal client.

Brett Kadz
Sr. Vice President, Recruiting

Work hard, play hard. I love the people that are here. I’ve worked at previous staffing agencies where you’re worked like a dog with little or no reward. VanderHouwen allows me to be directly responsible for my workload and I’m rewarded accordingly. We celebrate positive experiences and strive to do the best for our candidates and clients.

Tami Platt
Sr. Recruiter

VanderHouwen was my first and only job that I’ve had since moving a thousand miles away from my home. Since day one they have provided me with a family, been a pillar of support and strength, and have consistently been a company that I am proud to work for and represent.

Christina N.
Program Manager

I love working at VanderHouwen because it’s wonderful to work for an organization with a great reputation who is relationship based. As a company we care about the quality of customer service we bring to our clients and candidates. Internally, we are a family. We help each other both professionally and personally when needed. I love that we aren’t just co-workers. We can go as a group to Vegas or go bowling or the nearest pub in town and have a great time.

Andrea Peer
Account Manager

I enjoy working at VanderHouwen because they treat their employees like family. Not once have I felt like they don’t have the best interest for my career and well-being. I also enjoy the work-hard/play-hard culture; the company rewards you for how hard you work and we all have a great time.

Taylor Koll


We don’t just help companies become great, we strive to be one! Here are just a few of the awards and recognition we’ve received.

Grow your career by working for a premier staffing agency. Find out more about our company culture and job opportunities in Portland and Seattle.