Predicting the Future – 17 years and running

future3December 10, 2015

Auburn Hills, MI – Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying “the best way to predict the future is to create it” and that is exactly what Reliance One is doing. The staffing and recruiting firm proudly celebrated 17 years of solving staffing challenges and providing employment to hundreds of people.

In 1998, James Beath and James Paquette founded Reliance One, Inc. The business partners launched their recruiting services from a residential basement in Flint, MI and through hard work and dedication, the company has now grown to over 600 employees.

“The staffing industry is gaining incredible momentum right now and we are excited to be a part of this extraordinary growth,” said James Beath, co-founder. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, “approximately 211,000 jobs were created in November,” leading to an increase in demand for employees. Reliance One is taking advantage of the economic pressure and is diligently working to fill their clients’ openings.

“We have a team of passionate team members who work hard every day to put people to work and create bright futures for themselves, their contractors, and the company,” said James Paquette, co-founder. Reliance One is stronger than ever at their 17th anniversary. The company continues to be committed to providing solutions that enable our customers to meet the evolving workforce demands and solving staffing challenges.

About Reliance One:

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).


Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Robert Wicker
Fax: (248) 922-5660

James Beath – President / Co-Founder

James “Jim” Beath has been in the staffing industry since 1995.  Starting off as a recruiter, Jim continued to work hard and persevere to bigger and better positions, giving him an in-depth understanding of how the staffing world works as well as what it takes to make it in the industry.  A true entrepreneur, his dream was to own his own company and he made it a reality when he cofounded Reliance One, Inc. in November of 1998.  Rather than following the same format his previous employers used, Jim created a niche in the market by placing his company’s focus on the clients’ needs.  This approach has proved to be successful and has produced many long-standing relationships and partnerships, resulting in continued growth at Reliance One.

As Reliance One continues to expand, Jim puts a lot of emphasis on mentoring others to help them achieve their professional goals.  He has a “whatever it takes” attitude and encourages his employees to adopt that mentality as well. Jim is very passionate about the opportunities at Reliance One and fosters a very competitive atmosphere, which encourages the initiative and desire to succeed.

In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially while vacationing.  He is also an avid golfer and sports enthusiast and attends football games regularly.