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Who is Contact 1?


You know that local coffeeshop you love? The one with amazing coffee and friendly staff who know your order? At Contact 1, we bring that mentality to staffing and recruiting. We want to get to know you and your goals to find you your next hire or job opportunity.


Contact 1 is your local DC staffing and recruiting firm. We’re right down the street and we have the experience and integrity to deliver high quality service to our clients and candidates.


Whether you’re looking for a meaningful new career opportunity or a talented professional to support your team, we’re in your corner.

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Our Commitment to Diversity


Contact 1 is committed to diversity and inclusion in all that we do. From our sourcing and recruiting processes that include people of various ethnic, cultural, ability and gender backgrounds to our work with business partners and community organizations, Contact 1 believes a diversity of people and ideas makes business better.


If you’re searching for diverse talent for your team or seeking opportunities in inclusive organizations, Contact 1 is ready to help.

Meet the Team


Get to know the staffing professionals supporting you in your search for success.

  • Isabel Dorfman

    Director of Staffing & Recruiting

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  • Sofie Bitangcol


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  • Donna Burnett


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  • Testimonials


    Discover 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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