UpStaff Personnel


waste-crewUpStaff Personnel’s ready-to-work labor force can meet your temporary, short-term and long-term staffing needs.


UpStaff Personnel is a social enterprise founded by Green Opportunities that provides motivated job seekers with a pathway to career-track employment opportunities, while offering a screened, dependable, and diverse workforce for Asheville-area employers. UpStaff is a member of the national Alternative Staffing Alliance.


UpStaff currently provides staffing solutions for the Hospitality, Housekeeping, Restaurant, and Construction industries.


Our thorough screening process for job candidates includes drug tests and background checks. Prior to job placement with an UpStaff employment partner, our staff meet one-on-one with job seekers to assess the stability of their lives. We identify those who are ready to take on the demands of full-time employment, and mitigate issues that could interfere with an employee’s performance on-the-job. Our team works behind the scenes as needed to provide support services, including childcare, transportation, and counseling.


How it works:

• Prior to placement with an UpStaff employment partner, most job seekers enroll in GO’s Ready to Work training program, where they complete a combination of soft skills instruction covering communication, teamwork, professionalism, and other essential skills, as well as one-on-one career coaching.

• GO Case Managers provide support services as needed during our Ready to Work training program and after job seekers are placed in a job.

• UpStaff provides liability insurance coverage for all program participants.



Meet your staffing needs while you help build a stronger, more inclusive local workforce. To contract with UpStaff Personnel, contact Anthony Thomas at or (828)-419-6888 x203.



Job seekers should fill out our application and send it to We will be in touch with you as soon as possible after receiving your application. Applicants will need a current photo ID (cannot be expired), social security card or birth certificate, and a voided check or direct deposit form (if they have a bank account). If you have any questions, please call Anthony Thomas at (828) 419-6888 x203.


Looking for additional job training opportunities? Visit our Job Training page to learn more about GO’s training programs.


“It was great working with the day laborers from Green Opportunities. Even though sorting garbage throughout the day is not an easy job, the day laborers did a fantastic job of sorting the garbage. They were very professional and understood the difference between the various waste categories. We sorted more waste than we had anticipated. Thanks for the help.”
- Ravi Kadambala, CDM Smith

“There’s a reason Curtis is here. He learns so fast that he is doing what needs to be done before I have to ask him. I couldn’t be happier with his attitude and hard work.”
- Andy Fro, A-American Electric