Forklift Operators Needed

Barrystaff is currently looking for certified forklift operators with experience.

We have openings on 1st and 2nd shifts.

Most positions require the ability to operate a forklift quickly, efficiently, and safely. Must be willing/able to get off the forklift and pick/pack or move things when needed or help out as needed. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Hours: 1st and 2nd shifts: Actual hours vary by company.

Pay: $13.00 – $16.00 per hour


-Will accept some criminal backgrounds

-MUST be FL Certified

-Must be reliable

-Valid DL required for some positions, but can be on the bus as long as you have a valid DL

-Some positions can be on the RTA bus line.

-Must pass a pre-employment drug and background check


In order to be placed on a job you need to apply and come and be interviewed. We have immediate openings and we accept walk-in interviews and applications from 9AM-3PM Monday through Friday.

You can also apply online at our website at . Answer all of the parts of the application and be sure to go through all of the pages and then submit at the very end.

From there we accept walk-in interviews between 9am-3pm Monday-Friday.

WHERE: Our office is located at 230 Webster Street, on the corner of Monument and Webster.

OTHER INFO: Most jobs require that you have a clean background and your own transportation and are in the Dayton area. Please bring two forms of ID with you at the time you apply. About BARRYSTAFF: The job search can be a pain. That’s why we’re here.

BARRYSTAFF has been putting people to work for over 40 years and remains the most successful locally-owned staffing agency in Dayton. With offices in Dayton, and Springfield, we specialize in industrial, clerical, and permanent placements. If you are looking for a new career, or if you are an employer looking for new talent, you are in the right place.

Welcome to BARRYSTAFF. Let’s go to work.

Hear an employee talk about how BARRYSTAFF set him up for success

When David came to see us, he made no bones about the importance of landing a job.

“It’s very important,” he said. “Bills cost money. Without money, you don’t live.

“I’ve got to live,” he said.

Click on the video to hear how BARRYSTAFF took the necessary steps to set him up for success.

Watch the Humane Society bring kittens to the office

It’s a heartbreaking story.

On Sunday night four kittens were put into a duffel bag and tossed into a pond in Dayton. A passerby witnessed the bag being thrown from a car and promptly called the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. The kittens were rescued and — despite all odds — are getting stronger every day.

The person who witnessed the crime was unable to get a license plate number. The kittens are only three weeks old.

Click the video below to watch what happened when the kittens visited our office.

Employee Spotlight: Catherine Harlamert of Gapi USA Inc.

Learning curves are intimidating. No doubt about it.

“I’ll have someone call up and need a three-eighths inch rod that specs to an ASTM D-1710,” says Catherine Harlamert of Gapi USA Inc. in Clayton.

“I basically moved from jacket sales to high-molecular plastic and it’s a totally different world,” she said.

Indeed it is, but Harlamert caught on. Now her responsibilities are increasing and she may start traveling with a sales rep to meet distributors face-to-face. A trip to Italy may be in the works.

BarryStaff placed Harlamert at Gapi after she approached the company looking for a change. She knew she could do the job … if she kept the faith.

“It’s really been one of the smoothest transitions I could have asked for,” said the former salesperson of school jewelry and athletic wear.

Gapi is a manufacturer of custom molded polyurethane products. The company has a presence in many countries around the world.

In spite of its global status, what’s impressed Harlamert the most has been the family atmosphere in Clayton. When new decor was needed for the walls, management took employees to Hobby Lobby to pick out pictures for decorating. Then they were treated to dinner.

“It’s nice to see a company include the staff in these types of changes, it really shows how much the management respects the employees and wants to make sure they are happy and involved at work on all levels” she said.

The road ahead is bright for Harlamert. And she credits BarryStaff with giving her a nudge in a new direction.

“BarryStaff has been awesome,” she said. “If I have any questions, my emails are always answered quickly.

“I wouldn’t be here if not for Barrystaff,” she said.

Click here to watch a short video featuring Catherine Harlamert.


13 signs you’re a stellar employee — even if it doesn’t feel like it

By Áine Cain

Are you killing it at work, or are you barely scraping by? good-emp

It’s not always obvious.

Sometimes, certain bosses or office environments just aren’t that big on feedback.

These subtle signs can help you determine if you are, in fact, an exemplary employee:

1. You get along great with your colleagues

Not only are you a delight to be around in the office, you’re an awesome team player. Plus, this probably means that you’re a great fit for the culture of your organization.

2. You’re honest

Good bosses love workers with integrity. You’re forthright with your boss and colleagues. You speak frankly and candidly. Most importantly, you don’t stoop to using nefarious means to get ahead.

In organizations with toxic cultures, honesty may be overlooked — it might even get you in trouble. But when you’re in a company with a strong, ethical grounding, honesty tends to pay off in the long run.

3. You’re restless

In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hit “Hamilton,” the titular Founding Father ascends to great heights by virtue of never being satisfied. (This drive also gets him into a bit of trouble, but let’s just ignore that for now.)

At a certain point, most of us settle for good enough. Truly stellar employees are never quite content. They’re constantly learning new things, trying new approaches, and striving to work smarter. They’re a bit restless and always seeking to improve themselves.

4. You hold yourself accountable

Again, in a workplace without integrity, doing this might be a bit of a disadvantage. But if you’ve got a decent boss, holding yourself accountable and taking on responsibility will likely go over well.

5. You’re dependable

You’re not flashy. You’re like clockwork. You say you’re going to do something, and you do it right every time. You’re trustworthy and dependable, which makes you invaluable on important projects.

6. You rise above office politics

In corporate America, no one is 100% immune to office politics. Learning to navigate your workplace is an important part of succeeding at your job. (Unfortunately, too often this takes precedence over actually being good at your job.)

However, if you’re one of those people who can successfully sail through potentially contentious workplace situations without ever getting mired in the drama, that’s a good sign.

7. You mentor others

If others are looking to you for guidance, you can rest assured that they already see you as an excellent worker. You’re so good at your job that not only are you successful on your own, but you’re able to reach out and help others succeed as well.

8. You do things without being asked

You don’t sit around waiting to be told what to do. You go out, find problems, and then work to discover solutions. This allows you to seize each and every day.

9. You speak up

Effective communicators make for dream employees. You don’t bottle things up, and you express yourself clearly. That’s an important skill.

10. You finish what you start

Ambition and imagination are nothing without perseverance. You might have plenty of great ideas and plans, but if you don’t finish any projects, you’ll never be a standout worker.

Managers love people who communicate what they intend to do — and then actually go out and do it.

11. You’re conscientious — not nice

As Business Insider previously reported, being nice is good, but it won’t always get you ahead in the workplace. Employees who get noticed tend to be conscientious — characterized by being hardworking, persevering, orderly, and hungry for achievement.

Coming into work every day with a positive, conscientious attitude will allow you to establish yourself as a model employee.

12. You don’t overdo it

The best employees work hard without burning themselves out. This means taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional well being. You shouldn’t have to become a work martyr in order to do your job well — in fact, in the long run, burnout will leave you ineffective and drained.

13. You know your weaknesses

The top workers are confident without being arrogant. You’re probably in a good place if you know of a few areas where you could use some improvement. But you don’t beat yourself about your weaknesses — you acknowledge them and work to correct them going forward.

This piece was originally posted by Business Insider.

Tech Town sees Growth from Private Investments

Turning a brownfield site into a sparkling technology-focused business park hasn’t been easy, quick or even cheap. But city of Dayton officials say they’ve more than turned the corner on the $30 million Tech Town business park along the city’s Monument Avenue river corridor.

After more than a dozen years, the three-building development is filling up and branching out, with private companies putting their own money into relocating near the campus, which counts as its neighbors Fifth Third Field and the emerging Water Street commercial project.

The Tech Town business park is slowly gaining momentum. In September 2012, Tech Town’s building 3 stood empty, nearly a year.

Tech Town’s newest building, which took more than two years to find its first tenant, is now more than half occupied and emerging as a health care industry cluster, said Steve Nutt, senior vice president for CityWide Development Corp.

New development around Tech Town includes the $1.5 million BarryStaff headquarters construction project, GoHypersonic Inc.’s $500,000 wind tunnel lab, and Proto BuildBar, a creative and technology experience center on East First Street.

The later phases of the $33.5 million mixed-use Water Street development will abut the Tech Town campus on Webster Street.

The Tech Town business park is slowly gaining momentum. In September 2012, Tech Town’s building 3 stood empty, nearly a year.

“I would argue that because we’ve cleaned the site up and because we’ve got good, high-paying jobs on campus, other folks want to be close to us,” Nutt said.

Dayton Assistant City Manager Shelley Dickstein said the activity validates the city’s strategy when it sought Clean Ohio Fund dollars to redevelop a blighted industrial site “and make the area more attractive to receive investment.”

The 30-acre Tech Town site is located where the former General Motors and Harrison Radiator plants once stood. Nutt said the$30 million cost for the park included acquisition, demolition, environmental remediation, infrastructure and construction.

The first building, the Entrepreneurs Center at 714 E. Monument Ave, opened in September 2000. Building II at 711 E. Monument Ave. opened in the spring of 2009, and Building III at 241 N. Taylor St. opened in October 2011.

The three buildings total about 110,000 square feet of space and are home to 45 companies with a combined 375 employees.

Buildings I and II are nearly 100 percent occupied; Building III is now 52 percent occupied, Nutt said.

Opening Building III in the wake of the economic recession “made things really difficult” in terms of leasing, Dickstein said.

In recent months, automotive dealership software company Autosoft and the Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition both relocated to Building III. In early 2014, Dayton Children’s Hospital relocated its information technology department and about 100 employees to Building III.

Nutt said there are other prospective tenants for Building III, but declined to name them.

“We are working with a very strong potential economic engine for Tech Town that would be a large user,” Nutt said. He anticipates Building III being close to full occupancy by mid-2016, if not sooner.

Aerospace and defense technology companies were an early focus for Tech Town. However, CityWide has expanded its focus to include medical technology because of federal defense spending cuts and the strength of the region’s health care industry.

“Listening to the marketplace, there is a lot of opportunity for taking the technologies that have evolved out of Wright-Patt and out of the defense sector and making applications in the medical space. That is what we are pursuing right now,” Nutt said.

Tech Town’s mission limits tenants to technology-related businesses to create a collaborative environment that leads to innovation and the commercialization of new products and technologies.

The approach allows researchers to share ideas with counterparts from different technology focus areas, said Jeff Hughes, president of Tenet3 LLC, a cyber security analytics company with four full-time workers and one intern at Building II.

“Being in close proximity to collections of startups, where folks are excited and energized about the work they are doing, you naturally get a chance to talk shop, and compare and contrast ideas. That helps you refine things in your own business practices,” Hughes said.

The city’s plan for Tech Town includes 10 to 12 buildings with 2,000 jobs, built mostly with private money.

Buildings II and III were built on spec, meaning tenants were not identified prior to their construction.

Dickstein said there are no plans for additional spec development at Tech Town, which was done to “seed” the market. “We are looking to build on the private investment,” she said.

CityWide is starting to market campus outlots, primarily along Monument Avenue, to developers or businesses, provided the users are technology-oriented, Nutt said.

BarryStaff’s new facility next to The Entrepreneurs Center will give that company access to Tech Town’s small business incubators, which might benefit from Barry’s staffing or human resources services, said Doug Barry, company president.

“There is an energy over there now, there is an excitement that there are new things going on and it’s getting attention across the region. I think that is going to help draw more businesses and more people down to that area and to downtown,” Barry said.

The Proto BuildBar that opened in October complements Tech Town with its 3-D printing lab and electronic maker space, providing workers with a creative space for meetings or brainstorming sessions, said owner Chris Wire, president of the adjacent Real Art Design Group on East First Street.

The Tech Town area “is turning into a magnet or a catalyst for creativity and innovation in the region. Once that ball gets moving, I think it will attract more and more people in that space and then it becomes an unstoppable thing,” Wire said.


BarryStaff’s Donation Makes Sale of Building Possible

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley has purchased the building at 22 S. Jefferson in downtown Dayton, to serve as its new headquarters. Staff will move in during the summer of 2015.

Board Chair Matt DiCicco remarked, “This is a huge step forward for Big Brothers Big Sisters. We have grown significantly in recent years and now we have a location which is highly visible and fitting for our vital mission to serve youth in need. We are particularly pleased to be moving into downtown Dayton at a time where there are so many signs of investment, building, and vibrant city life.”

The building has served as headquarters for Barry Staff. Doug Barry, CEO of Barry Staff, contributed a generous donation which helped make the sale possible. Barry Staff is in the process of building a new headquarters in downtown that will accommodate their significant growth. Doug Barry said, “It is a pleasure to be supporting such an outstanding organization as Big Brothers Big Sisters. 22 S. Jefferson has been a great home for us and we couldn’t be more pleased that Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the new owners. We wish them all the best.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley is a United Way agency founded in 1958 and covers Montgomery, Miami, Green and Preble Counties. After 15% growth in 2013, the agency is ending 2014 with a further 10% growth in the number of youth it serves through one-to-one mentoring. CEO Joe Radelet is retiring this summer and the search for the new CEO is underway. Joe remarked, “With the new building and with a new CEO coming in, there is certainly great cause for excitement for Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2015.”