Lofton Staffing Services Named to Forbes Best Recruiting Firms 2018

May 4, 2018

Baton Rouge, May 4, 2018:  Lofton Staffing Services, a leading employment agency in the workforce solutions industry, was named to Forbes America's Best Recruiting Firms 2018 presented by Forbes Media. This is Lofton Staffing’s second ranking with Forbes, as they were ranked #10 in America’s Best Recruiting Firms in 2017. 

Forbes Media, partnered with Statista, on the national survey asked staffing clients, job candidates, and agency recruiters who they would recommend. In total, the survey resulted in 20,000 recommendations, the firms with the top 500 rankings made the list.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s leading recruiting firms,” said Bart Lofton, Co-President.  “We have always strived to be more than a staffing company, but a true staffing partner to our clients and employees as we help them navigate hiring and staffing solutions.  For 39 years, we have continued to build a brand that customers and employees signify with trust, quality and service excellence.  To be named to Forbes Best Recruiting Firms and recently, Inavero’s Best of Staffing for service excellence, confirms the dedication and professionalism of our people at a national level.  We could not have achieved this honor without the relationships we have built with our clients, employees and with each other.” 

About Lofton

Lofton was founded in 1979 by Tommy Lofton and has grown from a small firm to a full-service corporation with consulting, staffing, security, energy, and medical staffing services.  Lofton has thirteen offices throughout Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi with its corporate headquarters located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Lofton specializes in partnering with clients to continuously develop their business through the recruitment and retention of the top talent in their respective industries.  Lofton provides its clients the flexibility of utilizing employees on a full-time or interim basis, thus increasing the operational effectiveness of their clients’ business. For more information, visit

About Forbes

Forbes is a leading American business magazine founded in 1917. This respected source is published on a bi-weekly basis and features articles on business new, finance, marketing, and more.

About America's Best Recruiting Firms

Award winners are showcased by city and area of rank on Presented in partnership with Statista, Forbes compiled a list of the best recruiting agencies based on a survey of over 18,000 external recruiters, 3,000 candidates and employers, and 500 HR-managers. The survey asked individuals to recommend up to 10 of the top recruiting firms they had worked with over the past three years. In total, the survey resulted in 20,000 recommendations, with the recruiters receiving the most recommendations ranking the highest. Firms were sorted into two categories. Those in the Professional Search category place employees with less than $100,000 in annual income, while those in the Executive Search category place employees who make over $100,000 annually. The lists were narrowed down to include only the top 250 firms in each set.

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