About Us



  • Clerical

  • Light Industrial

  • Managerial, Sales, Technical



  • Temporary workers
    For seasonal work, peaks in production, vacationing employees

  • Temp–to–Hire Program
    Allows a company to preview a worker and a worker to preview the job

  • Direct Hire Program
    We find qualified candidates and the company places directly on their

  • On-site staffing
    Allows us to be an extension of your HR department. We find qualified employees for your  ocation. We take care of the day-to-day management of those employees.

Employment Connections, Inc. is a full service staffing agency, providing people with job opportunities since 1993.  We have offices in Spencer, Iowa and Spirit Lake, Iowa.  Our staff has over 50 years of combined staffing experience.


 Corporate Office
 Tammy Christenson, PHR/SHRM-HR and CSP
Email: tammyc@ecijobs.com
Phone: 712-262-9077
 Cassidy Allen
Corporate Accountant
Email: cassidys@ecijobs.com
Phone: 712-262-9077
 Spencer Office
 Diana Salmeron, Certified Staffing Professional
Sales Coordinator
Email: dianas@ecijobs.com
Phone: 712-262-9077
Bailey Menard
Staffing Coordinator
Email: baileym@ecijobs.com
Phone: 712-262-9077
 Spirit Lake Office
 Deb Lenz, Certified Staffing Professional
Branch Manager/Sales Coordinator
Email: debl@ecijobs.com
Phone: 712-336-2048
 Cyndi Hofstra
Staffing Coordinator
Email: cyndih@ecijobs.com
Phone: 712-336-2048
 Ida Grove Office
 Lorena Herrera, Certified Staffing Professional
HR Manager
Email: lorenah@ecijobs.com
Phone: 712-364-4896




Originally established in November 1993 by our founder, Diane Kitterman, we operated under the name Great Lakes Temporary Services.  The original company vision was to provide quality office staff to area businesses.  Within three months, the demand for a full service employment agency became apparent and the business expanded.

Our second office opened in Spirit Lake in February 1998.  In May 2000, we changed our name to Employment Connections, Inc.

We continue to adapt to the changing employment world to better serve our clients and applicants.