About The Personnel People

Established 1981

Owner Operated

Rhode Island Based

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The Personnel People is an owner operated, Rhode Island-based staffing and recruiting firm. Since 1981, we have been successfully matching candidates with clients.

Recruiting quality staff takes time, patience, and valuable resources. The Personnel People handles it all, from screening resumes, interviewing candidates, checking references and credentials, and scheduling interviews for our clients. Providing this service, allows our clients to focus their valuable time and resources on what matters most…their core business. The Personnel People provides direct hire, temporary to hire and temporary staffing and recruiting services to businesses.

The Personnel People is a WBE/MBE certified business.

Our Mission

The Personnel People's mission is to provide our clients with outstanding customer service and the quality office staffing required to efficiently operate and grow their businesses.


Meet Joyce Fastino


Joyce began her career at The Personnel People in 1994, working as a Recruiter. After several years in that role, she acquired the company in 2001. With over twenty-five years of recruiting and management experience, Joyce is dedicated to the business mission of providing quality staffing and recruiting services to her clients.

Joyce received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and is a licensed Elementary Education teacher. Joyce is an avid networker and supports a number of philanthropic organizations. Some of her business memberships include, the American Heart Association (Circle of Red), the United Way (Women United), The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, The Rhode Island Staffing Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Joyce is a 2006 recipient of the PBN 40 Under Forty award and 2012 recipient of the PBN Women in Business Achievement Award. She has been interviewed by Channel 12 multiple times and was the guest speaker on the TV program Women in Business. She has been featured in the Providence Business News, the Rhode Island Business Quarterly, and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce publications multiple times.

In her free time, Joyce practices vinyasa and meditative yoga, plays tennis and enjoys maintaining her perennial gardens.


Meet Melissa Sangiuliano

Staffing Administrator

Melissa began her career at The Personnel People in 1999, working as a Recruiter. She currently manages The Personnel People’s accounting department and regularly provides staffing and recruiting assistance. Prior to joining The Personnel People, Melissa worked as an educator and a licensed financial services representative. Whether teaching or guiding financial investments, Melissa has always enjoyed helping others and continues to bring that dedication to The Personnel People.

Melissa earned a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree, with an Elementary Education concentration, from Rhode Island College. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Rhode Island.

As a former division one college tennis player, Melissa has always loved playing or watching sports. In her free time, Melissa has enjoyed singing in a quartet and several choral groups. She most recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

We Staff & Recruit in the Following Areas:

  • Legal
  • Attorneys (Partner/Associate)
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Assistant
  • Accounting/Finance
  • CFO
  • Controller
  • Accounting Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable Assistant
  • Client Services
  • Sales Assistant
  • Administrative/Management
  • Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative/General Office
  • Office Manager
  • Human Resource Manager/Human Resource Assistant Manager
  • Marketing Manager

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