Staffing as a Mission Ranks No. 353 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 

With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 1,291.1% Percent

NASHVILLE, August 14, 2019Inc. magazine today revealed that Staffing as a Mission is No. 353 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a cross section of the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Pandora, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are thrilled to join the ranks of the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for 2019,” says founder and CEO Jonathan Barnes. “This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work and passion for delivering excellence for our clients, providing a larger sense of purpose for every candidate and employee, and serving our mission partners. All these things are what we mean when we say ‘love to staff, live to serve.’”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Staffing as a Mission attained a staggering 1,291.1% three-year average growth.

The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Staffing as a Mission is ranked #353 on the complete list, taking the 2nd spot in Nashville (out of 43), 6th out of 84 Tennessee companies, and #23 out of 492 in the Business Products and Services category.

About Staffing as a Mission

Staffing as a Mission (SaaM) is based in Nashville, TN and was founded in 2014 to deliver staffing and recruiting solutions for businesses across the country. The company works extensively in the technology and healthcare sectors. SaaM donates time, talent, and ten percent of profits to organizations that serve at-risk communities, providing career transition and leadership development. To learn more, please visit or our blog “How SaaM began

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The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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