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Recruiting & Staffing Services

ORAU recruiters attract top talent using a wide range of recruitment resources. We can partner with you, or become your talent acquisition team, and improve your recruiting metrics.

Our partners benefit from:

  • Continuous candidate engagement (including social media)
  • Digital marketing capabilities
  • Reduced time to fill and cost per hire
  • Greater retention rates
  • Quality of hires (with attention to diversity and inclusion)
  • Open positions versus positions filled ratio improvement
  • Increased application completion rate

Common positions we recruit for

  • Engineering (all disciplines)
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Cybersecurity Experts
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Chemists

We offer:

  • Full life-cycle recruiting or strategic sourcing options
  • Full staffing services administration, from payroll and benefits to travel services and immigration sponsorship
  • Diverse candidate databases with 250,000+ STEM and STEM support candidates
  • Specialized, technical and scientific talent sourced and presented to our clients in less than seven days
  • Extensive academic network through our ORAU Consortium, consisting of more than 150 Ph.D.-granting research universities
  • Recruiting process efficiencies through virtual events and virtual interviewing
  • Customized marketing plans to fit various budget and hiring strategies

Let ORAU manage the candidate experience for you and improve your overall recruitment efforts. Or use our temporary staffing services to augment your team in times of surge.

Contact Michelle Goodson, senior manager of Workforce Solutions, to discuss partnerships.

Impact Areas

EPA National Student Services Contract

The EPA National Student Services Contract offers long-term, contractor-based temporary work across the nation as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. NSSC contractors become temporary employees of ORAU working at EPA’s Office of Research and Development for the duration of assignment up to five years. NSSC contractors working at EPA will receive hands-on training in a real-world setting, all while contributing to EPA’s mission.

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Building relationships with candidates is key to successful recruiting, hiring

Today’s job market is challenging, especially for those doing the recruiting and hiring. On the one hand, the pandemic changed how millions of employees work. Relationships matter, especially when it comes to STEM talent management and filling sometimes hard-to-fill, niche roles for customers in the sciences, particularly the nuclear industry.

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Contact us

Contact us today to learn more about job opportunities or how to contract with ORAU Workforce Solutions.

If you have questions about contracting options, contact the ORAU Contracts Administration Office at (865) 576-7618 or