PeopleReady President Named Woman of the Year by Golden Bridge Awards

Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady, received top honors for her leadership during COVID-19 and driving industry change.

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Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady, TrueBlue’s industrial staffing giant, was recognized as a gold award winner in the Women of Year, Business Services category in the 12th Annual 2020 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards®.

Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady

Owen was recognized for driving innovation in digital transformation in the staffing industry with PeopleReady’s cutting-edge JobStack platform and for her leadership in connecting people and work amid one of the most challenging employment climates in history. Under Owen’s leadership, PeopleReady puts nearly 300,000 people to work across North America each year and fills a job via JobStack every 9 seconds.

“At PeopleReady we have always been purpose-driven in pursuit of our mission to connect people and work—it’s our passion,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “This year that mission has taken on even deeper meaning as we find innovative new ways to make a difference for our customers, our associates and our communities through the power of work. To be recognized for these efforts is an honor that I share with the entire PeopleReady team.” 

The coveted annual Golden Bridge Awards celebrate achievement and innovation across public, private and nonprofit organizations. Judges from a broad spectrum of industries from around the world participate, and their average scores determined the award winners. 2020 winners will be celebrated and presented their awards during a virtual awards ceremony in December.

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality. Leveraging its game changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022.