Our Story

TrueBlue – The People Company

Our Story

In 2022, TrueBlue put 611,000 people to work and helped 84,000 companies find talent around the world.

Connecting People and Work

Our History

TrueBlue, Inc. began in 1989 as a single Labor Ready, Inc., branch office in Kent, Washington. 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 – PeopleReady, PeopleManagement and PeopleScout – provide a full spectrum of workforce solutions to our clients.


The company offered its initial public stock offering.


TrueBlue expanded services to offer contingent workforce solutions in more than seven industries.


The corporation was renamed TrueBlue to reflect expanded service offerings.


TrueBlue acquires Seaton Corp., and expands its talent solutions to include RPO, MSP and on-site workforce management.


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.

Our Commitment to 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 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). The RTWBC is a non-partisan business-led organization that brings together employers who are interested in hiring and retaining ready-to-work talent among the long-term unemployed, the under-employed, veterans, people with disabilities and opportunity youth.

TrueBlue Corporate Citizenship

TrueBlue Corporate Citizenship

TrueBlue connects people with work and changes lives every day. While that, alone, is transformational, we understand that we are part of the communities where we work and live. We want to play our part in creating a better life for the people and communities touched by our business.