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 payroll

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 37 years of combined staffing experience.



Spencer Staff 


Spirit Lake Staff 



 Ida Grove Staff


  • CSP
    Over 85% of our staff have earned their Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) designation.  This is awarded by the American Staffing Association after passing a test on federal and state employment laws.  It requires annual continuing education credits.  We are committed to education on employment law.
  • WRC
    We have received the Workers’ Compensation Risk Certification (WRC).  This is awarded by Risk Control Services after a rigorous scrutiny of our risk management practices.  It required annual evaluation.  We are committed to safe work practices.
    We are a woman-owned business.  This is certified annually by the National Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
  • ASA
    We are a member of the American Staffing Association (ASA) and adhere to the ASA Code of Ethics.




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.