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Women Mean Business - Annette Monks

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Sometimes it takes starting a separate company to serve a niche. Leisa Holland-Nelson visits with Annette Monks, president of Carlton Staffing and Carltech Engineering and Technical.

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Leisa: Hello. I'm Lisa Holland-Nelson, and welcome to another edition of Women Mean Business, where we're going to take you up close and personal with extraordinary women doing extraordinary things. My guest today is Annette Monks, the President of Carlton Staffing and Carltech, which is their engineering and I.T. staffing company. Annette, welcome to Women Mean Business.

Annette: Thank you so much for having me, Lisa. I appreciate it.

Leisa: Tell us about Carlton Staffing and Carltech, and why they're separate companies as well. First about them, and then why there are two.

Annette: Okay. Carlton Staffing is a staffing firm that places any kind of position in an office. So it can be an Administrative Assistant, it can be in the Accounting Department, it can be a receptionist, or any kind of position out in the warehouse. So a skill trade, warehouseman, anything like that. In the office we also do higher level accounting as well. Anything up to a CFO.

Now Carltech is an engineering and I.T. placement firm. And they're separate because we started Carltech fifteen years later than Carlton, and the type of placement is so very different that it does require an expertise in that area to be able to truly serve that niche well.

Leisa: Is Carltech a higher level? Are those employees sort of at a higher level?

Annette: Well, they tend to be more engineering and I.T., whereas on the Carlton side, they're not all necessarily degreed people except for the accounting people that we place. So it's usually a higher level professional, higher pay grade, and they tend to be more degreed, more educated in general, and have more experience in their field.

Leisa: Thank you very much.

Annette: Of course.

Leisa: There you have it. Another extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things. I'm Leisa Holland-Nelson, President and cofounder of Content Active, Houston's leading web and mobile design and development company. You can find me at ContentActive.com, or follow me on Twitter @LHNelson. We'll be back again next week with another edition of Women Mean Business.

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