About Us


Mission Statement

“Thanks, once again, for finding a premium person.”
— Administrator of DC law firm


To provide professional recruiting services to the community, focusing on the integrity, ethics, and diligence of both our own business practices and those of our candidates.


Carol Palmer founded Palmer Staffing Services in 1997 after 16 years as a law firm administrator at three firms whose managing partners consistently praised her hiring of highly qualified support staff. Today, she is both the president of Palmer Staffing Services and head of the direct-hire placement division.

Carol’s respect for business professionals who make hiring decisions complements her understanding of just how important these decisions are and the core capabilities needed to staff organizations. With “hands-on” knowledge of the time constraints, business practices, client relations, and work ethics of professional offices, Carol sorts through a myriad of qualified candidates to best match the needs of a particular office.

Growth and Awards

At its outset, Palmer Staffing Services consisted solely of its founder and made only direct-hire placements. The company now employs a team of professionals in multiple divisions including legal and professional staffing for temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hires. The number of Palmer-placed temporaries working in clients’ offices has risen from an average of 20 a day to more than 150 since 1997.

This substantial growth has been lauded by The Washington Business Journal with the following awards:


Top 25 Largest Woman-Owned Businesses in Washington, DC
Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Washington, DC
Top 25 Largest Temporary Staffing Agencies in DC Area