Parallel Employment Group founder and president, Mike Skemp, recognized the need for staffing and employment in the Greater Milwaukee area. With his philanthropic heart in mind, he surrounded himself with a knowledgeable and hard-working support team to make his vision possible.

From our humble beginnings in the back of a Milwaukee, WI barbershop, Parallel has become a full-service employment company. We have worked with over 2,000 clients, grown to 18 branch offices, expanded to three divisions including The Keystone Group and Parallel Education Division. In 2017 alone, we put over 8,900 people to work and anticipate a continuous climb year over year.

 
2018

We were named on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s list of Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin 2018
2018

Our payroll team implemented a “Going Green” initiative. We are happy to report that we are making the world a cleaner, greener place.

2018

Ranked #6 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #6 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2018

Ranked #6 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #6 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2016

We were named on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s list of Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin 2016
2016

Ranked #5 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #5 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2015

We were named on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s list of Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Top Workplaces in Southeastern Wisconsin 2015
2015

Ranked #6 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #6 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2014

Ranked #3 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #3 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2013

Ranked #3 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #3 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2012

We celebrated 25 Years in Business

2012

Ranked #4 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #4 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2011

With the exciting opportunity for growth, we decided to close our original office and focus on expanding our team which in turn required more space.

2011

Fort Atkinson Branch

2011

Ranked #3 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #3 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2010

Ranked #5 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #5 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2009

Ranked #3 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #3 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2009

Ranked #3 in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.

Ranked #3 Milwaukee Business Journal's Largest Milwaukee-Area Temporary Staffing Services list.
2001

We began The Keystone Division, which allows us to provide a unique service that assumes HR & facility management at the request of our clients.

1999

Opened our Kenosha Branch

1996

Opened our Delavan Branch

1995

Opened our Racine Branch

1987

We opened our doors as Personnel Alternatives. Our original office began in the back of a barbershop in Milwaukee, WI and we were able to maintain the same space for 24 years. It will always be near and dear to our hearts.

Personnel alternatives temporary service in back of barbershop