About our Employment Agency in Texas

Celebrating 45 years helping careers and companies grow.

Our Story

Choice Specialists, established in Dallas, Texas, in 1999, however, Burnett Personnel Services was founded by Sue Burnett with five employees in Houston, Texas, in 1974. Sue used her car as collateral to secure a $10,000 loan for the Texas staffing agency. By the end of the first year, she had created a profitable company. Today, the company boasts an outstanding portfolio of 9 offices in 6 major Texas cities, including Houston, The Woodlands, El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. In Dallas, we operate as Choice Specialists, and in all other cities, we operate as Burnett Specialists.

Choice Specialists has remained a nationally-certified, woman-owned business since 1997 and ranks as the largest among the employee-owned staffing agencies in Dallas, TX.

Since we are a 100% employee-owned employment agency and Dallas headhunter, we have an advantage over our competitors in the Dallas staffing agencies industry. Because of this, our recruitment team has an “owner’s mentality.” Our candidates and client employers work alongside the recruiters in Dallas, which are employee-owners, throughout the entire hiring process.

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Burnett Specialists team

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Since people are our business, we have adopted the “People First” mentality as a part of our Dallas employment services Core Values. This company culture doesn’t just start with our customers; it begins with our team of dedicated employee-owners. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of tenured recruiters in Dallas, Texas, aren’t just co-workers; we are a family. We work hard, and we celebrate success. Even though it is our job to help companies and careers grow among candidates and employers outside our organization, we also pride ourselves in taking strides to increase internal employee engagement and retention to be the top resource for Dallas employment agencies.

Core Values

Defining the core pillars of our company’s identity and principles was a process designed and implemented after a substantial amount of operational observation and employee feedback. As an employee-owned business, it was essential for us to determine the company’s values as a whole to set the standard for the way we conduct business as a recruiting firm in Dallas.

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Burnett Specialists team


Unlike many staffing and recruiting agencies, we deliver the advantage of working directly with the employee-owners of our company. In 2010, Sue and Rusty Burnett decided they were going to give back to the people who helped make their company a success. They set up an “Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)” as a strategy for the company’s future. Both full-time staff and temporary/contract staffing employees take part in this unique ownership.

We are now Texas’ largest employee-owned staffing and recruitment agency as ranked by the National Center for Employee Ownership. We are also a nationally certified woman-owned business with Sue Burnett continuing as President.

Case Studies

Don’t just take our word for it, check out some real examples of our award-winning services as headhunters in Dallas, TX.

Giving Back

Our quest is to fulfill our civic duty by giving back to our community. We encourage our employees to participate or volunteer in a wide variety of community events by providing paid time-off for their efforts.  As one of the leading employment agencies in Dallas, TX, it is important to us to make and uphold the commitment to improving the balance between our environment, our people and the communities we are proud to be a part of.

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