Our History

TrueBlue, Inc. began in 1987 as a single Labor Ready, Inc., branch office in Kent, Wash. Those early branches became the cornerstone for today’s TrueBlue. Providing a talented workforce continues to be the foundation of the organization’s business.

The world of work continues to change, and TrueBlue will adapt by being agile and prepared. Today the company’s three business divisions, People Ready, Workforce Management and PeopleScout, provide a full spectrum of workforce solutions to our clients.

TrueBlue currently puts more than 840,000 people to work each year and partners with 130,000 companies around the world.

1996
The company offered its initial public stock offering.
2000
TrueBlue expanded services to offer contingent workforce solutions in more than seven industries.
2008
The corporation was renamed TrueBlue to reflect expanded service offerings.
2014
TrueBlue acquires Seaton Corp., and expands its talent solutions to include RPO, MSP and on-site workforce management.
2015-2016
TrueBlue acquires the RPO division of Aon and expands its global RPO service offering. The company also acquires SIMOS, which specializes in analyzing and improving warehouse processes and manages the workforce.

Social Responsibility

TrueBlue touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year, and understands the impact its work has on the workforce and communities in which the company operates.

Safety, Health and Welfare

The safety of TrueBlue’s associates is important to us because we care very much about them. The company makes sure our workers understand how to work safely every day, and we provide them with personal protective equipment they need.

Development and Diversity

TrueBlue workers are the heart of the business. Every day, the company provides thousands with the opportunity to work. The company is committed to maintaining diversity among employees and promoting inclusion by ensuring that each employee has a voice that is heard within the company.

Corporate Governance

TrueBlue enjoys a very positive reputation in the industry because of our commitment to the highest standards of ethical behavior. Compliance and ethics form the foundation of all our business activities. Delivering on our commitments to shareholders, customers, employees and associates in an ethical and transparent manner is paramount to our success. Our Code of Conduct reflects who we are and how we work. It is based on our values and the law, and provides ethical guidance in key areas of our operations to create the best work environment.

Charitable Giving

We are committed to the well-being of our employees and workers, and to the communities in which we live and work. We have a long history of supporting the United Way and other community organizations. Our teams also focus on vocational programs and industry trade groups which provide workforce training. TrueBlue encourages employees to become involved with nonprofits that improve communities and the lives of our workers. Employees can nominate organizations for a corporate grant to support its services. Our employees also volunteer thousands of hours each year in support of their communities.

Our Commitment
Diversity

The success of our company is a reflection of the quality and capability of our people. TrueBlue is committed to providing a supportive work environment in which all individuals realize their maximum potential, regardless of their differences.

In today’s world, it is not enough to employ a workforce with varying backgrounds and views. We also need to welcome the differing experiences and perspectives we all bring when we work together. Embracing diversity and fostering an environment of inclusion brings out the best in everyone and delivers optimal results to our stakeholders.

We are committed to fostering, recognizing and embracing the diversity that our employees and others bring to TrueBlue. We will cultivate an environment of inclusion where each person is valued and everyone is encouraged to contribute, learn and grow as we strive to serve each other and our clients.

TrueBlue and the Ready to Work Business Collaborative

TrueBlue, and its brand PeopleScout, are proud to play an active role in the Ready to Work Business Collaborative (RTWBC) to support the hiring of long-term unemployed. The RTWBC is a non-partisan business-led organization that brings together employers who are interested in successfully hiring and retaining ready to work talent consisting of the long term unemployed, the under-employed, veterans, people with disabilities and opportunity youth.

TrueBlue COO Patrick Beharelle and PeopleScout President Taryn Owen both had the opportunity to attend a meeting at the White House with other business leaders and participated in the RTWBC.