In 1983, entrepreneurs Steve Bisciotti and Jim Davis started Aerotek, a staffing business intended to provide jobs to people in the engineering and aerospace industry. After they made one million dollars in their first calendar year, the company continued to grow and turned into what is now known as Allegis Group.
Today, Aerotek and Allegis Group are somewhat separate entities, but Allegis is the operation overseeing everything. Through its branch agencies, Allegis reaches a variety of industries:
Allegis didn't start out with connections in all of these industries. In their first decade, they expanded from aerospace and engineering and adopted web development and telecommunications staffing. The next decade saw more IT and solutions services. During this time, they put more focus on providing not only staff members but also follow-up support to the companies they staffed. In the most recent decade, they've stepped beyond the US and now service several countries including: Singapore, China, Germany, and the UK.
Like some of their smaller companies, Allegis Group owns and operates through thingamajob.com, an easy-to-navigate search engine for uploading your résumé and applying to jobs. When it comes time to contacting a recruiter (if they don't contact you first), you'll need to know which industry you want, since each sub-company deals with different ones.
As the head operation, Allegis Group stresses people, service, and performance. So the good news is, no matter which sub-company you work through, you can feel confident they're being led by an experienced boss.