Holly Cowden

Founder and Managing Partner at Star 1 Personnel
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Holly Cowden is the founder and managing partner of Star 1 Personnel and Trim Force. Star 1 Personnel is a premier staffing agency that has been helping Las Vegas Valley employers secure motivated and qualified talent since 2008. Trim Force is the first staffing agency in Las Vegas to specialize in servicing the cannabis industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Holly handles servicing dozens of clients daily and managing several hundred employees, while ensuring all departments run efficiently for both companies.

Whether candidates are interested in switching careers or are new to the workforce, Star 1 Personnel strives to find jobs that best fit the individual’s skill level and interest. Trim Force focuses on hiring for full-time career opportunities in the cannabis industry within cultivation and packaging. Holly became a pioneer in the local cannabis industry when she recognized the immediate need for hiring assistance and staffing solutions among growers within the field.

While attending junior college, Holly worked multiple temporary assignments and was given the opportunity to try new positions that she normally wouldn’t experience. She landed on the agency side of the staffing industry several years later, securing a full-time account executive position in sales, where she was quickly promoted to vice president and then later made partner.

Holly views temporary job assignments as a gift and advises people to try something new and give it your best, as you may be pleasantly surprised where it can lead you. She finds joy in helping multiple generations of families find employment together, such as grandparents and their grandchildren.

Originally from Southern California, Holly supports the Let it Be Foundation, who offers care and services for families of sick children during the entire length of their medical treatment, and Be the Match, an organization that manages the largest and most diverse bone marrow registry in the world.

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