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Welcome to Contact 1


Contact 1 is a local, woman-owned staffing and recruiting agency in the heart of Washington DC


With a small team of experienced, hands-on professionals, we leverage our years of hard work to help you achieve success.

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The recruiting firm in your corner

Finding your place in the DC job market can be an uphill battle. At Contact 1, you’re not just another number. We care about who you are and what you’re looking for.


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Staffing services to drive your mission forward


What you need is simple: high quality candidates for your open roles. With Contact 1, we work to align with your business needs and only deliver the best candidates – the ones who fit your position, your culture, and your mission. Learn more about our Washington DC staffing services.

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DC’s staffing blog

Local staffing news, resources, and industry insights from the Contact 1 team.

  • DC Economy and Hiring Trends to Watch Out For

    Despite recessionary pressure, high inflation rates, and labor shortages across the country, the DC market is proving resilient. Employment is up, inflation is down, and GDP is expected to almost double by 2024 for DC. As the world continues to evolve, so does the landscape of DC’s hiring market. Amidst the rapid changes, one thing […]

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  • Top 5 Benefits of Hiring Short-Term Temporary Staff

    No matter the industry, adaptability and agility are no longer just business buzzwords but essential attributes for organizational success. As companies face ever-changing market demands, seasonal fluctuations, and project-specific requirements, the traditional approach to hiring full-time employees might not always cut it. Enter short-term, temporary staff—the dynamic solution to meeting your industry’s evolving challenges head-on. […]

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  • The Soft, the Hard, and the Technical: 15 Project Management Skills You Need to Succeed

    In an era where project complexity is on the rise, virtual teams are common, and stakeholders demand agility and efficiency, project managers must equip themselves with the right skills to navigate these ever-evolving challenges. Whether you’re an aspiring project manager embarking on this rewarding career path or a seasoned professional aiming to enhance your capabilities, […]

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  • Testimonials


    Check out what our clients and candidates have to say about working with Contact 1!

  • Contact 1 takes great care to assess not only your resumé but gets to know you as a whole person. This is what sets them apart, and how I knew they would find an ideal placement for me. From my first interview, I felt that Contact 1 was invested in my future and wanted to help me succeed and fulfill my career goals.

    - Danielle, Contact 1 candidate

  • The team at Contact 1 has been an extremely valuable partner over the past 10 years. From data entry specialists to transportation analysts, Contact 1 has met our every staffing need. They have consistently provided our firm with highly qualified and intelligent individuals. Contact 1’s team is friendly, responsive and they always stay engaged with their clients and staff. I would highly recommend Contact 1 for your staffing needs.

    - Will, Transportation Consulting

  • I don't know what I would have done without the Contact 1 team. I moved to DC from a small town and didn't have any connections. Isabel and the rest of Contact 1 helped me find the perfect career in the DMV area and supported me throughout the contract-to-hire process. They made me feel like I wasn't alone in the job search and helped me advocate for myself during the negotiation process with my new employer. I am so thankful for them!

    - Devon, Contact 1 candidate

  • We have been using Contact 1’s services for nearly 7 years, and during that time they have proven to be a truly valuable partner. They are engaged, they work to understand our business, and they effectively describe our culture and why we do what we do. Most importantly, they consistently provide us with quality candidates, all while keeping us updated on trends in the marketplace as we grow and sustain our business. I would recommend Contact 1 to anyone with staffing needs.

    - Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP®, President and CEO International & Domestic Donor Advised and Restricted Funds and CAF Canada

  • I had such a great experience working with Contact 1. Everyone on staff was incredibly thoughtful and attentive, placing me with a local nonprofit in the most meaningful position I have ever held. After almost two years, my role continues to grow within the organization, and I find myself on a very rewarding career path. Contact 1 is unlike any staffing firm I have used in the past, and I really cannot thank them enough.

    - Chip, Contact 1 candidate

  • The level of support we’ve experienced from Contact 1 has been phenomenal from Day 1. There’s a reason they are called Contact 1, and that’s because they are the first agency we contact for almost all of our temporary staffing needs. They somehow manage to deliver us quality candidates at very reasonable rates every time.

    - Vicki, Education Non-Profit

  • Contact 1’s constant support through the job search process was the reason I chose them for my career journey. When I met Jason and the team for the first time, we sat down and developed the direction that I wanted to go in. From there, almost immediately, I was meeting with new clients and landed a fantastic assignment at a law firm. That assignment has now turned into an amazing career. The entire Contact 1 team are amazing people to work with.

    - Donta, Contact 1 candidate

  • Contact 1’s reputation is a true testament to their work ethic. Due to their size, they’ve been able to develop deep, long lasting, relationships with both clients and candidates. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy organization to help with their staffing or employment needs.

    - Rachael, Contact 1 candidate

  • It’s difficult to find work these days, and college students often face unrealistic expectations when searching for jobs after graduation. Thankfully, this was never a concern for me. With the help of the tremendous staff at Contact 1, I was able to find a job that was well-suited to my interests, my preferences, and my skill set, all within a short period of time. I was also fortunate enough to develop a rapport with several staff members, and I would be remiss not to acknowledge the amiable and conscientious help of Isabel. However, what I found most notable of Contact 1 was their commitment to me not just before I secured my new position, but after. I will continually appreciate their countless check-in conversations, good-natured spirits, and their proclivity to demonstrate exactly what it means to be a young professional in today’s workforce.

    - Luke, Contact 1 candidate

  • Contact 1 is my go-to company when I need personnel assistance or additional resources. They are professional, timely, efficient, trustworthy, and most of all dependable! Their staff is so helpful, kind, courteous, and proficient. They always have a smile for you, even on your worst day. I do not know where I would be without them. Thank you, Contact 1! You rock!

    - Ron, Social Media Manager

  • Contact 1 was such a pleasure to work with. They were incredibly responsive and gave complete and thoughtful consideration to all of our needs to help us find and retain the best candidates. Throughout the whole experience, it really felt like they were partners with us in sourcing and managing talent, and they could not have been easier to work with. Especially during the era of COVID and fully remote relationships, Contact 1 was proactive in staying in close communication with our team. They did an excellent job doing their diligence to understand the scope of our project while providing feedback and support to the talent to ensure their success. I would definitely work with them again.

    - David, Associate Director, Member Experience Clean Energy Tech Company

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