SONOMA/SAN FRANCISCO -- Sonoma-based Nelson Staffing announced that it has been selected as the "preferred staffing provider" of the San Francisco 49ers.

Nelson, the North Bay's largest staffing firm, said the partnership will enable the company to provide work opportunities at all upcoming 49er events for the next four seasons.

The staffing company will fill "a variety of seasonal jobs for the 49ers" and has already started the search for prospective candidates, Nelson said in announcing the partnership.

Nelson will also provide pre-employment screening, I-9 verification, new employee orientation, and retention strategies to keep talented people with the organization.

“This is a dream come true,” said Gary Nelson, founder of the staffing company and a longtime fan of the 49ers.  “Having the team select us as its preferred staffing provider is an honor."

Nelson said the 49ers selection showed the football team's commitment to supporting local, Bay Area vendors.

“It is our privilege and pleasure to provide the 49ers with the best service possible. It’s what the 49ers expect of their players and we, as part of the 49ers’ service team, will not disappoint," Mr. Nelson said.

The staffing company noted that the 49ers are five-time Super Bowl winners with 14 members of the Pro Football Hall-of-Fame, indications of the team's storied history and a "force for high standards, values and opportunities in this community."

“The 49ers have selected and coached some of the best athletes in NFL history since the team’s inaugural season. We have been doing the same in the staffing industry for 40 years. We look forward to offering the same excellence in our services that the 49ers do when they take the field,” Mr. Nelson said.

Nelson Staffing is part of the Nelson Family of Companies, a group of companies that provides a variety of direct placement, contract staffing services and software other other services for workforce management.