About Personnel Services Unlimited

Western North Carolina’s trusted staffing, recruiting and human resources solutions providers.

Who We Are

PSU is an independently owned staffing and recruiting firm in Shelby, NC, with branch offices in Gastonia and Forest City, NC. We connect great employees with great companies and offer creative solutions to today’s human resource challenges.

We are proud to be Cleveland County’s first staffing firm. Having independent ownership allows us to focus on our clients, employees and also contribute to the quality of life in the communities we serve.

PSU Mission Statement

Our mission is to continually improve by providing quality, personalized service to achieve total customer satisfaction, enabling PSU to expand its business and provide growth opportunities for our valued employees and customers.

The following principles will guide our daily activities and decisions. We will:

Why work with PSU?

When you choose PSU, you’re choosing an exceptional staffing partner, that understands our region, and your business. One with:


We’ve been a leading Western North Carolina human resources solutions provider since 1981. Through our ongoing training initiatives our staff is very knowledgeable in employment law and stays current with industry trends. Our continued success has been fueled by our comprehensive, customized solutions, our dedication to providing the right candidates for our client needs and our commitment to an ethical business philosophy.


Founded in 1981 we were the first staffing firm in Cleveland County… when you need us, we’ll be here! Because of our retention programs, our staffing employees stick with us longer which reduces turnover and results in cost savings for our clients. We’re committed to our employees, as well as our clients, and that commitment is what makes us a leading temporary employment agency in Gastonia, Forest City and Shelby, NC.


Your staffing provider has a profound impact on the productivity and quality of your company. At PSU, the candidates we don’t place on assignment are just as important as the candidates we do. You can trust us to consistently assign the right person for the job! It’s an important reminder in an industry that focuses on providing candidates the fastest. We’re committed to providing employees with the best skills and training to drive results for your business. We’re confident you will receive the best candidate for the job – in fact, we guarantee it.


By focusing our energies on providing quality candidates and excellent service, we accomplish one of our mission directives – providing our services cost-effectively. There are significant savings in responding quickly, reducing time to hire, minimizing turnover, reducing retraining costs, improving attendance, working safely, improving quality and increasing productivity. PSU will help you maximize the return on your staffing dollars.

Work With A Truly Committed Partner For Your Human Resources Needs.