THE FIRST FRANCHISE OF WESTERN TEMPORARY
Service-Westaff was opened in New Orleans in 1958 by industry pioneers Grace and Robert Hagen. Their son Larry Caldarera joined chem in the business in 1990 and he purchased Westaff from chem in 2001. In 2018, he purchased Remedy from founder Suzanne Sehon and merged the two brands.
Westaff and Remedy are both franchise divisions of EmployBridge, the nation’s largest industrial/technical staffing company. This affiliation provides chem with access to industry leading recruiting and assessment tools in an industry where technology and experience matter. Customers and employees benefit from their national scale, in-depth local knowledge and highly experienced team of recruiters.
Combined, Westaff and Remedy are a one-stop shop for administrative, industrial, technical
and professional personnel. They offer contract, temporary to permanent and direct-hire employment solutions to business and industry across the entire metro New Orleans area, including the River Parishes and Northshore.
Westaff cakes a creative approach in developing customized solutions for each client. According to Larry Caldarera, “We think outside of the box; at Westaff and Remedy, there is no box. We believe that staffing is a relationship business where no two customers are alike. People are an asset to the organization, not a commodity. Every year we connect thousands of people to the best employers in New Orleans. Our customers want and expect
With initiatives like their Better Work Life Academy and most recent initiative with Delgado Community College to develop industry-specific mini modular training, Westaff plans to make a big difference in the local labor market by up-skilling people to meet the future needs of local employers.
Larry Caldarera, President & CEO