Our Story

Over the past 50 years, we’ve grown into a leader in staffing and human resources. From the beginning, our mission has always been to make business simple for Hawaii’s employers and jobseekers.

Our Humble Beginnings

In 1969, Bill Guss opened Labor Services, Inc. to provide a flexible workforce to Oahu shipyards. From his office in Waikiki, he would raise a blue flag just after sunrise – a sign to surfers on dawn patrol that there was work available that day.

Our Leaders

Kerry Kopp
Kerry KoppALTRES Staffing President
Kerry Kopp joined ALTRES in 1981 and learned the business from the ground up. Now, he guides
ALTRES Staffing with a steady hand and clarity of vision that inspire loyalty and dedication from the
Barron Guss
Barron GussCEO and President
Barron Guss is the second-generation of ALTRES, adopting the company and principle of “Making Business Simple,” from his father Bill Guss. Barron pioneered the HR outsourcing industry locally and nationally and is widely known as one of the foremost experts.

Our Team

ALTRES Staffing is consistently selected as the “Best of Hawaii” among local staffing companies. And it’s no wonder why. Our staffing team is led by talented, seasoned professionals who have years of experience and love what they do.

Shani Bryant
Shani BryantALTRES Industrial - Manager
Emy Yamauchi
Emy YamauchiALTRES Office and Technical - Manager
Michelle Conrey
Michelle ConreyNeighbor Islands - Regional Manager
Jenies Thomas
Jenies ThomasALTRES Medical - Manager

ALTRES Family of Companies

Founded in Honolulu in 1969, ALTRES is Hawaii’s leading employment administration company. Helping Hawaii’s businesses grow, ALTRES offers the most comprehensive package of reliable staffing, recruiting and outsourced HR services coupled with unrivaled HR and job search technology.