ABR has been a
ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Company® 14 Years in a Row!

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Our Story

Our story is built around honest partnerships and extraordinary service.



Since our doors first opened in 1987, we’ve helped facilitate thousands of game-changing connections between talent and businesses while supporting our communities. Operating under four guiding values, our teams are empowered to deliver the exceptional service our clients and job seekers crave – service that has been honored with ClearlyRated®’s Best of Staffing Award fourteen times out of the program’s 15-year history. In fact, ABR Employment Services is the only Wisconsin staffing agency with multiple branch locations to consecutively receive Best of Staffing® awards.


In 2009, our reach expanded when we acquired Kinsa Group, a national executive search and placement firm in the food and beverage industry. After realizing the far-reaching impact our team could have on businesses seeking direct-hire support, we launched the third division of our business, ABR Professional Search, in 2018.


While we’re experts at making talent connections, active community involvement will always be a key aspect of our culture here at ABR. This commitment stems from our parent company, a grant-funded nonprofit called Forward Service Corporation that funnels its profits into causes that help strengthen communities. By doing what we do best and connecting folks with good work, ABR helps fund Forward Services’ mission.

Values you can feel good about.

Our overarching mission is to make an extraordinary difference – in the lives of job seekers, in our clients’ businesses, and in our communities.

To achieve this, we operate by four guiding values:

We operate as a respected and trusted business partner.

We value loyalty, integrity and professionalism.

We empower our employees to achieve high performance and customer service excellence.

We treat all people with dignity and respect.

Connections that strengthen our services.

ABR is a proud member of the following organizations. Through their combined resources and reach, our service levels are amplified.

  • A team that you can trust.

  • Brad Johnson



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  • Michelle Szabrowicz

    Chief Executive Officer


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  • Amy Gallagher



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  • Laurie Hyllberg

    Vice President, Kinsa Group


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  • Patty Haggerty

    Chief Human Resources Officer


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