History

Hastings & Hastings was founded by husband and wife team, Martin and Lois Kleinman. They began their careers in Personnel Consulting in 1963, owning and operating two of the most successful franchises of a National Personnel Agency in Manhattan and Brooklyn. After a decade in New York, The Kleinmans decided to leave the bustling Wall Street district for the Miami sunshine. They brought their unique knowledge and abilities to the up-and-coming South Florida business environment and opened their own Staffing Company in 1975. They named their new company after the street where they owned their first home together, Hastings Road.

Robin Kleinman Cox, the daughter of the Kleinmans, graduated from the University of Florida on a Friday in 1977 and began her over 40-year tenure in Hastings the following Monday! The company had already begun to earn its reputation for being a superb “Permanent Placement” Employment Agency. Hastings continued to grow, and in 1981, in response to numerous requests from clients for high-quality Temporaries, Hastings & Hastings Temporary Services was born. Under Robin’s direction, the company grew to become one of the largest Administrative Temporary Staffing Services in South Florida and earned the #1 spot in the South Florida Business Journal’s “Largest Executive Search Firms” in 2000.

Continuing in the family tradition, Robin’s son Lonnie Cox joined the company in 2011, making Hastings & Hastings one of the only 3rd generation, family-owned and operated Staffing Firms in the region. Lonnie is now the Director of the Temporary Division his mother created in the company his grandparents founded over 55 years ago.

From the moment the doors opened in 1963 in New York until today, Hastings & Hastings has strictly adhered to the simple philosophy of its founders . . .

“We put the heart into hiring.”

TIMELINE

1960
1960

1963

1963
First office opens at 26 Court Street in downtown Brooklyn, New York
1960

1968

1968
Second location opens in the Financial District of Manhattan, 210 Broadway, just blocks from the World Trade Center, on which construction had just begun
1960

1969

1969
We were lucky enough to see several ticker-tape parades on Broadway’s “Canyon of Heroes” from our window. They were all exciting, but the one honoring the astronauts of Apollo 11 after they had landed on the moon was especially thrilling!
1970
1970

1974

1974
You can see here that the Kleinmans had Miami on the brain with their wardrobe choice; Saturday Night Fever or Miami Vice? You decide! The only thing bigger than the Kleinmans’ business ideas were their lapels!
1970

1975

1975
Hastings & Hastings opens in the Brickell area of Miami
1980
1980

1980

1980
Hastings has always had its priorities in line. First, birthday cake-eating. Second, reading magazines at work. If there’s one thing to know about us, it’s that we know how to stay loose at the office in more ways than just Marty unbuttoning his collar!
1980

1986

1986
Office moves to Brickell Bay Drive, overlooking the bay.
1990
1990

1990

1990
Hastings wins 1st Place for Presentation at an International Woman’s Show, Miami Beach Convention Center
1990

1991

1991
Always a family-first company, Hastings was ecstatic to welcome a flurry of babies in the late 80’s and 90’s. In addition to celebrating birthdays, wedding and baby showers, and holidays together, child-oriented activities were added. Festivities included Halloween “Trick-or-Treat” parties, charitable holiday functions, and various goal events with the families,..Read More
1990

1997

1997
The Hastings kids would love to look out the window to spot manatees and even dolphins 29 floors below in Biscayne Bay.
1990

1998

1998
From our office window, employees were horrified to see someone stuck on a crane swinging 30 floors above Brickell with smoke coming from the building behind.  It turned out, they were filming “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarzenegger!
2000
2000

2000

2000
Hastings is named the #1 Largest Executive Search Firm in South Florida
2000

2006

2006
We’re not sure why these two pictures of two more birthday parties are included on this timeline, except to demonstrate our ongoing funluvin’ corporate culture, but HERE THEY ARE!
2000

2008

2008
Hastings has always adapted to the changing business landscape. You can see that here by looking at our typing chairs (and empty furniture.)
2010
2010

2017

2017
Hastings office moves to its current location at 1221 Brickell Avenue