Associated Staffing

915 23rd St. Ste 400

Columbus, NE 68601

Our Columbus Branch is located in the Clock Tower Plaza.


“The office staff was very helpful & caring & they remember your name. They are there to help not judge anyone!” - Linda P.

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Abby Sliva

Branch Manager                                                   Email Abby >

Abby joined Associated Staffing in March of 2019 as the Branch Manager in Columbus. Prior to Associated Staffing she worked in the Sales field for 10 plus years. Abby lives in Columbus with her husband and 2 girls. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball, crafting, spending time with her family and friends and relaxing at their cabin.


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, son and daughter.

"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

Senior 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

“Before I stopped in to the Columbus branch I was applying for 12 jobs a day online and never heard anything. I was so upset that job hunting should not have to be this hard. Chantal made the process so easy. I found a great job that I love. The office staff was very helpful and caring and they remember your name. Chantal was so helpful from Day 1 when I walked in. She had just the job for me I loved working with her. It was an honor working with Associated Staffing.” –Linda P.


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 Division, Columbus


Erin Blauhorn

Professional Division Recruiter                                Email Erin >

Erin joined Associated Staffing in July 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Erin has been working in the Human Resources field since 2004 and loves to see people thrive in their careers. Her activities and hobbies include church and school activities, riding horses, being outdoors, running, and spending time with family and friends.