Careers First was founded to fill a gap in Santa Fe. In 2000, Shannon Boniface had spent eight years in the City Different, becoming disappointed with her experiences of local recruiting firms. With a solid understanding of how Santa Fe operates and a desire to bring the best to her community, Shannon launched Careers First as a staffing agency that would stay small and focus on quality rather than quantity. Rather than simply offering clients one-size-fits-all services the firm sees them as long-term business partners and makes listening to their needs a core practice.

Today, Careers First has merged with ITSQuest Staffing, Inc. that broadens the scope of what we can offer throughout New Mexico and Texas. We also continue¬†to be a specialized agency that works with a select group of companies, but it has placed hundreds of professionals at over 400 northern New Mexico companies since it’s inception in 2000.