Our History

Talascend was branded in 2008 following the integration of three of the technical staffing industry’s best known specialists.

The combined entity, with a 70 year history in the recruitment industry, has an incomparable track record of delivery, providing process efficiencies, reducing costs and adding value to all our customers.

  • Modern Engineering was founded in 1946 and has worked alongside the US Automotive industry through its peak years, becoming synonymous with manufacturing contingent workforce management for engineers, designers and various levels of manufacturing personnel for automotive OEM’s across the United States.The PT Cruiser and its ergonomic assembly line were built entirely by Modern Engineering.
  • EPCglobal was founded in 1986 by the Bechtel Corporation as a sole provider of contract workers to Bechtel projects. In 2001, Bechtel evolved its strategy for the unit, creating an independent commercial recruitment business. Over the subsequent years, the company built a strong client base providing contract workers and permanent staff to some of the industry’s best known employers. During that time its staff worked on projects in over 40 countries providing large scale human resources and senior specialists on hundreds of high profile engineering projects, matching thousands of people to engineering jobs.
  • Quality Technical Services was established in 1996 in Mobile, Alabama, providing expert staffing services to a range of large and small engineering companies. QTS grew steadily over ten years, growing its teams and opening new offices as the organization gained greater respect within the US industry as a key partner for project resourcing. QTS became a key part of Talascend’s integration strategy and the Talascend staff who began with QTS brought their reputation for knowledge and delivery to the new business, making it stronger and more capable.

The united organization has a staff of 300 experienced and tenured recruiting professionals, a community of 600,000 engineering, construction, manufacturing and IT professionals, and a base of clients that includes the world’s most accomplished technical companies.

To hear more about any of our services and to talk to someone who can help you today, please contact us.