Great Service Starts with Great Staff!

Our agency has been helping good people find honest work since we opened our doors in September of 2012… and that started with our staff! In the years since, our numbers have both changed and grown, but one thing remains the same: our staff is treated like family. We have some folks who work “behind the scenes” to get your time cards and paychecks processed and the following staff members are available in our branches for clients, employees, and applicants:

Thomas Scanlon, CSP – President

Tom has worked in management, finance, and Human Resources for over 30 years in upstate New York.  A Certified Staffing Professional, Tom worked in the staffing industry for close to 15 years as a recruiter, manager, and operations manager of a multi-state staffing company before opening Canalside Staffing in 2012.

Jennifer Dalykas – Branch Manager

As Branch Manager, Jennifer is responsible for overall operations by overseeing recruitment, client relations; customer service, and staff . Jennifer has sourced and trained a great service team with strong industry knowledge that continues to help the branch grow and serve businesses across the Greater Rochester area.  A strong leader, Jennifer wears multiple hats within the office to get the job done; from management of operations to leading employee orientations, performance management plans, terminations, processing of weekly payroll, and health and safety awareness training. She also continues to assist staff by recruiting and interviewing applicants and maintains close relationships with the branch’s key clients.

Darren Ziembo – Regional Sales Manager

Darren has unique insight into the staffing industry… because he got started as a temp! While earning his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from SUNY Oswego, he worked as a temp on a few industrial assignments during summer and holiday breaks. After completing his degree, he earned a permanent position in staffing. During his 8 years in the staffing industry, he has worked in sales, client development, and direct recruiting . Clients and coworkers appreciate his drive and willingness to help out wherever he can.  Part of his success comes from understanding our client’s staffing needs first hand- as a former temp, he understands the high demands of industry!

Melissa Lorentzen – Recruiting Coordinator

Melissa joined our team in September 2013. A dedicated professional, Melissa has over 20 years of experience in Office Administration and client relations. After nearly four years with us in an administrative support role, she was promoted to Recruiting Coordinator. She now handles day-to-day staffing/recruiting of some of our key accounts, manages current employees, and works closely with the HR departments to maintain strong working relationships.

Stephanie Rivera – Recruiting Coordinator

Stephanie began her career at Canalside as our Administrative Assistant in March of 2018, and was soon promoted to Recruiting Coordinator. Stephanie interviews and places applicants in positions, focusing on placements in the Manufacturing and Administrative industries.

Melinda LaDue – Recruiting Coordinator

Melinda is our newest member of the team, she began in February 2019 working primarily as our Administrative Assistant. Melinda soon started helping with screening, interviewing and placing applicants for one of our clients. Melinda works in a dual position with her main duties assisting applicants, employees, and clients, both in office and on the phone.