Fred Cohen


Fred’s vision to change the impersonal approach that was associated with the “employment agency business" has stayed with us into the millennium. This philosophy has allowed his firm to become one of the more respected and successful agencies in New York City and the surrounding area. Over the years Merit has applied its resources in developing a full service organization that provides superior temporary services and full background checking services. Merit Personnel and Consulting still provides the old-fashioned virtues that made the firm a valuable asset to clients in meeting candidates and assessing that they are the right “fit” for our clients. He has transformed the traditional and impersonal “employment agency" into a more personal and professional Human Resources Partner with both clients and candidates.

Prior to establishing Merit, Fred spent his first five years developing the most profitable division of what once was one of NYC’s pre-eminent agencies, Stanton Personnel.

Fred is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1977, with a dual major of Psychology and Business Management. He continued his education with the Cornell Baruch School of Labor Relations where he pursued a MBA in Industrial Psychology while establishing a career in the Staffing Industry. Fred is also an active member of the community through working with youth sports leagues and political organizations.