Our mission:

At The Hiring Hub, we believe a company is only as good as its people. We ensure that every individual we meet with finds the right opportunity for personal and professional growth. With a relentless focus on performing at the highest level of service, we strive to help organizations by empowering both job seekers and employers to achieve their fullest potential.

Rose Velasquez


Passion led me here… A native of Arizona, my family and I relocated to Albuquerque in 2002. In no time, I began to see why NM is the land of enchantment! I believe throughout life your purpose changes many times. For the first 8 years in Albuquerque, my passion was raising my three children. So, I devoted my time and energy trying to instill values and morals in my children and to help them find their true individual strengths and passions. In 2010, I returned to my career as an executive recruiter and found an entirely new purpose! I quickly realized that often, our truest passions emerge in childhood, only to be squelched by real life pressures. So, think about what you loved long before you had to worry about your career. Writing? Science experiments? Taking care of people? Helping others get in touch with those instincts and matching them with amazing companies that share their excitement and passion is where both truly find success! So, why am I so passionate about recruiting, executive search and matching people with the right jobs? Well, People spend about 1/3 of their adult lives at work. Using my ability to help a person find the right career where their strengths are valued is very rewarding. We all know that passionate employees build amazingly productive work teams. The difference I make in people’s lives and in my client’s culture and profitability is very fulfilling. The impact of a recruiter is twofold: first, you can literally change the life of an individual by placing them in their dream job, and second, you can effectively change the direction and the success of a corporation with a single great hire in a key position! Let us lead you to your passion.

Merlinda Sandoval

Branch Manager

I began my career in the recruiting and staffing industry over 20 years ago in the Bay Area of California. In 2014, I was promoted to an international recruiting division in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Along with my dedication and commitment to excellence, I quickly understand the needs of my clients and candidates alike. With a consultative approach, I attract excellent candidates at both the professional and blue-collar levels. I pride myself on my in-depth interview process, which enables me to specialize in several fields. I am truly a “people person” and have a special knack for providing my clients with candidates that have the right soft skills to match the company’s culture. I bring extensive knowledge of the recruiting industry based on my 20 years of experience to our boutique national staffing firm.

I am passionate about giving back to our community. I have partnered with several second-chance organizations across our community and am truly devoted to diversity and inclusion. Bilingual in English and Spanish, I would love to speak to you today about your career goals!

Melissa Alonso

Executive Recruiter

Originating from Pennsylvania, I attended Penn State University with a major in Business Administration. My career has been a rewarding journey working with esteemed companies such as Ajilon Finance, Lucas Group, and most recently, Google through Randstad Sourceright. This path has granted me a comprehensive understanding of diverse industries and roles, alongside various recruitment methods, including leveraging AI techniques for more advanced searches. With over 15 years of experience spanning all facets of recruitment, I prioritize maintaining high standards and unwavering integrity. My expertise also encompasses high-level accounting, finance, administration, and HR roles.

Throughout my career, I’ve achieved numerous milestones and successes.  I believe in delving deep with candidates to truly understand their visions and goals, mentoring them, and offering resume assistance, and recommendations while upholding top-notch integrity. I aim to exhibit my passion, care, and commitment to guiding them through every step of the process.

Beyond my professional endeavors, my enthusiasm extends to my family, including my three children and two dogs. During my free time, I find solace in beach vacations or high-mountain camping adventures.

Will Simmons

Recruiting Coordinator

Born and bred in the vibrant streets of the Bronx, New York, I proudly stand as a father figure to nine boys and two girls – eight of whom are my biological children, while three hold a special place in my heart through adoption. With a robust background in community engagement, non-profit work, and effective management, I bring decades of invaluable experience to our payroll and placement departments. My journey through the labor field has equipped me with a wealth of knowledge and skills, making me an indispensable asset to our team.

Beyond my professional prowess, my interests span a diverse spectrum, ranging from martial arts to poetry, philosophy, and youth development. My passion for nurturing character and empowering the next generation adds a unique richness to our approach in serving both our labor pool and clientele. As a fervent advocate for diversity and inclusivity, I embody the ethos of our organization, bringing authenticity and dedication to every endeavor.

Terrie Gomez


I am a dedicated bilingual recruiter from Carlsbad, New Mexico. Currently, I’m studying psychology at New Mexico State University, and this journey brings a unique perspective to my role. Leveraging my understanding of human behavior, I connect individuals with opportunities that fit their aspirations. With a passion for helping people and a genuine love for what I do, I specialize in our second chance staffing division, utilizing my skills to assist those with a less than perfect background in finding meaningful employment opportunities.

Corporate Social Responsibility

is an integral part of our purpose as a company. It is our obligation to put the best interests of our employees, customers, communities, and the environment at the forefront of the Hiring Hub’s strategies and goals.

We are committed to providing the highest level of service and upholding our values and ethical standards in all of our company activities. That’s why we’ve partnered with CNM and UNM to hold mock-interviews for students who want to practice their skills.

Rose Velasquez served on the Human Resource Management Association of New Mexico’s board of directors for six years, ending her service as President of the board in 2016 and Past President in 2017, prior to being selected for the State chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management. HRMA provides HR professionals throughout the greater Albuquerque area with a forum for networking and career development.

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers, and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Rose Velasquez is in her third year as a state board member and is most proud of her work lobbying in Washington, DC where she participated in direct lobbying with member advocacy campaigns to influence HR public policy.

Hiring Hub is passionate about children’s charities and we are proud of our continued partnership with Rotary Del Sol to support the New Mexico Governors Charity Ball. Since 2003, the NM Governors Charity Ball has raised almost $1 million dollars for local children’s charities.