Our History

Effective January 1, 2019, the healthcare staffing division of A-1 CAREERS has been incorporated as a separate company, A-1 Medical Staffing, with locations in Des Moines and Bettendorf, Iowa. Bruce J. Putman, owner of A-1 CAREERS, continues to be the majority owner of the new company, and Amy Sheaffer, Vice-President & General Manager, is also now an owner of A-1 Medical Staffing.  A-1 CAREERS moves forward with growth plans for staffing in the Finance & Accounting and Office Support niches in Kansas City, Denver and the surrounding area.


“Amy and I have worked together for over 7 years and she has demonstrated repeatedly that she is an excellent day-to-day leader, strategic thinker and committed mentor that executes our tactical strategy for growth and customer service that exceeds expectations. I feel very fortunate that Amy has agreed to continue as both an owner and leader of the business as we focus exclusively on expanding our offering for staffing in the healthcare industry.” Bruce Putman


We thank all of our customers, employees and vendors for making this next step transition possible and look forward to continuing to be a leader in the healthcare staffing industry for many years to come.

Leadership Team

Bruce J. Putman, President & CEO, CPC

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Bruce J. Putman founded A-1 Staffing in 1998, A-1 CAREERS in 2000 and A-1 CAREERS' healthcare division, now A-1 Medical Staffing in 2010. 

Amy Sheaffer, Vice President & General Manager, CHP

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 Amy began her career in staffing in 2007 working in direct care. She later became a Recruiter and today leads our Iowa and Illinois teams.  

Vickie Trigg, Director - Operations & Administration

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Vickie has a strong background in finance, operations, computers, compliance and training; which blends well with her current role. 

Heather Foster, Branch Supervisor, CTS

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Heather started with us in 2012 specializing in after hours customer service. She advanced into a Recruiter role and now leads our Des Moines branch. 

Brittany Littlefield, Branch Supervisor, CTS

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Brittany began her career in staffing in 2015 as a management trainee while finishing her Master's Degree. She now leads our Quad Cities branch.

Cheryl Charlton, Account Manager

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Cheryl joined us in 2017 after attending school for healthcare administration. She quickly advanced into recruiting and now manages accounts. 

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