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National Small Business Week: The Sedona Story

Our Story

In October of 1993, Jim and Carol Townsend purchased Future Employment Service, an established nationwide recruiting firm, from its founder, Bob Luthro and created the locally owned Sunrise Enterprises. They joined a top network of over 400 recruiting affiliates across the nation and internationally and partnered with the Sedona Group, headquartered in Moline, Illinois to process payroll and invoicing.  Over the years they expanded into numerous communities across multiple states.

On July 26th, 2007, Nikki and Kraig Kiefer purchased the business and it became CareerPros, LLC dba Sedona Staffing Services.  Nikki has been with Sedona Staffing Services since April 2000.  She started as an Account Manager, was quickly promoted to Branch Manager, and went on to become Owner, President and CEO.

Sedona has experienced continued growth due to the conviction of going above and beyond to help people achieve and businesses succeed.  Since 2007, Nikki and Kraig have opened multiple new locations in Iowa and Wisconsin, and a new headquarter in Dubuque, Iowa, all while broadening their customer base nationally and internationally.

Nikki and Kraig have continued the tradition set by Jim and Carol of providing customization and flexibility to clients, helping others find careers, and in giving back to their communities.


Who We Are

Sedona Staffing Services is a Certified Woman Owned, global staffing, recruiting, and executive search firm.  We locate qualified professionals, who excel in their careers, and provide customized staffing solutions for our client companies. Nationally, we're part of NPAworldwide, a global recruiting network, whose reach allows Sedona to recruit skilled candidates for highly technical, medical, executive, or hard-to-fill positions.

In summary, Sedona specializes in finding the right fit for both job seekers and businesses.

Our customized staffing solutions help businesses reduce costs and risk, increase efficiency, and provide flexibility.

Job seekers benefit from our free services and vast employer connections that aid in their job search and placement.

Sedona’s mission is to help companies succeed and people achieve!  We do this by:

  • Being honest, ethical and professional
  • Giving back to the communities we serve
  • Customizing solutions to fit our clients’ needs
  • Providing exceptional customer service
  • Having a “Whatever It Takes” attitude

Who is Sedona?

The Sedona team consists of fantastic professionals, high achievers, and compassionate leaders, who are 100% invested in the integrity of Sedona and providing the industry’s best customer service.

Our Culture:

  • Never give up
  • Treat people like people, not numbers
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Collaborate and share ideas
  • Embrace and drive change
  • Open and honest communication
  • Be flexible
  • Family and work life balance
  • Be different, positive, and have fun

To provide a service, is to serve.  We pride ourselves in serving both client and job seeker’s needs through flexibility, accountability, communication, professionalism, and compassion.

Get in touch with a Sedona representative today! 

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