About Keena Staffing

Keena Staffing BuildingSince 1986, KEENA has been a key resource for people seeking new career opportunities and companies seeking talented personnel. But we didn't stop with Permanent and Temporary Employment Services. We also offer HR Management Services, Payroll Services, Benefits, etc.

KEENA is your HR solution designed to attract, retain and develop the best employees, manage risk, reduce liability and maximize the biggest investment your company makes...your employees.


The late Paul S. Gerarde (1953-2002) and Connie Gerarde started KEENA Staffing in 1986. Initially, KEENA Staffing concentrated on temporary staffing services for local businesses. Over the next ten years, Paul & Connie grew the business to include permanent placements, professional recruitment, and employment consulting services. Right before the turn of the century, Paul & Connie used their education and experiences learned in the staffing business to launch a PEO.

In November of 2002, heartbreak spread through KEENA Staffing & the community when they learned of Paul Gerarde's passing. Paul's life touched a great many people. It goes without saying he will be greatly missed. Paul's business continues to thrive under the direction of the Gerarde family, continuing in the traditions that brought KEENA into the 21st Century.

Our Staff

The American Payroll Organization
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
American Staffing Association
Lake George Association
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations