About Us

Committed to our communities since 2014.

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Who We Are

SMART Staffing Group, Inc. is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm based in Poughkeepsie, NY that focuses on identifying and recruiting top talent for a diverse set of industries. A Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), our team is committed to putting people first.


Here, we understand the critical importance of developing talent solutions that align with your business’s values, strategy and culture. Acting as an extension of your HR department, we efficiently and consistently connect the right professionals to every opportunity. When you partner with SMART Staffing Group, Inc., you know that every candidate we recommend will be poised to add value.

Our Leadership

Mercy, Co-Owner

Mercy Turugh


Cecilia, Co-Owner

Cecilia Fiterman-Cook


Co-owners Cecilia Fiterman-Cook and Mercy Turugh met as coworkers in 2007 and immediately recognized the potential for a powerful business partnership. Both women immigrated to the United States and dreamed of starting and growing their own businesses. Recognizing both shared goals and the shared values of making their communities a better place, the two teamed up to form SMART Staffing Group, Inc. in 2014.

What started as an idea between two coworkers quickly grew into a successful, full-service staffing and workforce development firm. SMART Staffing Group, Inc. gained a reputation for excellence, thanks to the founders’ determination, hard work and commitment to service excellence. Based on that reputation, the firm quickly grew. Today, SMART Staffing Group, Inc. serves a variety of industries, is committed to developing the workforce of tomorrow, and serves a diverse client and candidate base in New York State, in the Mid-Hudson Valley area and in the Tri-State area.

Our Values

It is our mission to provide a talented and diverse workforce to help businesses succeed so communities prosper. We achieve that by living our core values.


Always looking for new strategies to improve changing needs in the workforce.


Committed to always doing the right thing.


Treat everyone with respect and dignity.


Value everyone’s contribution.


We work hard to provide results.


Creating synergy, achieving exceptional results.


Appreciating every opportunity to provide service.

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Call us at 845-433-0700, or drop us an email.


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