Associated Staffing

915 23rd St. Ste 400

Columbus, NE 68601

Our Columbus Branch is located in the Clock Tower Plaza.

“They found me a job within a week. Very professional, courteous and very helpful…very impressed with how fast I found a job.” – Mathew W., Columbus

Leticia Huerta

Branch Manager                                    Email Leticia >

Leticia joined Associated Staffing in March 2016. She received an associate degree in Business Administration from Central Community College in 2014. Prior to that, Leticia worked as a Store Manager in the cell phone industry for 3 years.  She has 8 years of experience in the sales/cell phone industry. Leticia is a member of the Centro Hispano in Columbus where she enjoys her volunteer time for GED classes. She is also an active member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Leticia lives in Columbus, but is originally from El Paso, Texas.


Shane Trujillo

Business Development Manager             Email Shane > 

Shane joined Associated Staffing in October 2015. He has over 20 years of sales experience and specializes in retail, marketing and personal sales growth. Prior to joining Associated Staffing, Shane was self-employed as a licensed insurance agent. Shane lives in Grand Island, enjoys living a healthier lifestyle by exercising and loves being involved with his boys’ sport activities.

Shane covers the Columbus and Omaha areas.

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Sheila Garcia

Recruiter II                                                      Email Sheila >

Sheila started at Associated Staffing in July of 2013 as a Bilingual Employment Coordinator. She was then promoted to Recruiter, and then to Recruiter II. Prior to Associated Staffing, she worked in the banking field.  She provides interpreting services for the Columbus Public Schools. Sheila enjoys photography and practices it during her free time. She enjoys spending time with her family and lives in Columbus with her husband and son.

"I had a hard time finding a job. Then Sheila called me one day about a position, set up the interview that same day and I had a job the next day! Very quick process. This job has been a great impact in my life. Letty and Sheila were so nice throughout the whole process. Excellent experience. What I liked the most is the referral program, Sheila asked me if I had any friends I could refer and I brought my friend with me and he was able to start work with me the next day! I’m very impressed! Columbus has very good customer service! I’m very happy with the experience. It was the first time I work through an agency and I liked the results." – Efren D., Columbus

Chantal Hiatt

Recruiter                                  Email Chantal >

Chantal joined the Associated Staffing family in January 2017. Chantal graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in business management. Prior to Associated Staffing, she was the director of Young Voices Child Development Center, a Lincoln Public Schools facility. Chantal lives in Columbus with her significant other and baby, and enjoys spending time with her family, boating and traveling. She is also a loyal Huskers and Chicago Cubs fan. 

“Chantal Hiatt started the process and within 2 days I had an interview to a very reputable company that was offering a very good job … I was offered a really good job opportunity within 2 days of my request. Associated Staffing is understanding and will work with you as best as they can.” – Walter C., Columbus

Joal Sochor

Professional Division Manager                                  Email Joal >

Joal joined Associated Staffing in May 2017. A graduate of Hastings College, Joal has extensive recruitment and leadership experience. Prior to joining Associated Staffing he was a Regional Account Manager for Aureus Medical Group as well as a Director at Lifegate Church. Joal is extremely passionate about people and helping change lives for the better. Joal is highly involved in his local church and loves spending time with his wife and three children.

Joal specializes in nursing and medical, sales and industrial maintenance positions.

"Joal and Associated Staffing were absolutely amazing! He helped me with every step along the interview process. He listened to what I said were my career goals and used that knowledge to make sure that this was a good career move for me. The knowledge, support, and sometimes reassurance helped me to secure the job." - Jaime B., Professional Staffing Division, Columbus

Christina Teager

Professional Division Recruiter                Email Christina >

Christina joined Associated Staffing in February 2018 as a Professional Division Recruiter. Christina has extensive leadership and recruiting experience and is passionate about coaching and developing others.  Before joining our team, Christina was a District Sales Manager for Farm Bureau Financial Services. She enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, boating and fishing. Christina and her husband, Paul, have three children and live in Kearney.