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From the Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Employment Plus Grows Bloomington Headquarters, Adds Jobs Across State
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (March 28, 2012) – Employment Plus, Inc., an Indiana-based full-service staffing, recruiting and human resources provider with over 100 locations in 17 states, announced plans today to expand its Bloomington headquarters and add additional branches across the state, creating up to 307 new jobs by 2015.
Founded in 1993, the Hoosier firm offers staffing services to more than 1000 customers in the industrial / light manufacturing, transportation, construction, healthcare and clerical / call center industries. As part of an initiative to grow and expand throughout Indiana, Employment Plus will invest $1.18 million to lease and equip a 21,400 square-foot facility as its new headquarters at 1801 S. Liberty Dr., Suite 300 in Bloomington. The company moved to the new location on March 2nd.
“It’s a great day when Indiana can not only welcome hundreds of new jobs, but also celebrate the continued growth of an existing, home-grown Hoosier firm,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “Employment Plus is proof of the strength of our state’s entrepreneurial capital, business climate and workforce and we are so proud to see them expand at record pace.”
Employment Plus recently opened several new branches in Indiana as part of its expansion, including: Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Goshen and Lafayette locations.
“For over 19 years, Indiana has provided a sustainable environment that has helped Employment Plus to succeed; the labor availability, workforce development programs and economy have been tremendous in helping us to grow,” said Jack Dill, CFO. “We’re excited for the opportunity to continue our state-wide expansion, increase the number of available jobs to local Hoosiers, and help businesses to fill needed positions by utilizing our exclusive Plus Process.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Employment Plus up to $1,350,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Bloomington will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation.
The company, which currently employs 171 full-time team members at its 20 Indiana locations, has already begun hiring additional headquarter and support positions in Bloomington and across the state. For a list of available positions, interested candidates can visit www.employmentplus.com
“Our community is immensely proud of Employment Plus’ success and glad they have chosen to expand their headquarters and centralize key multi-state operations in Bloomington,” said Ron Walker, president of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation. “Employment Plus is a home-grown Bloomington company and a leader in a rapidly changing field; we’re excited that our location and workforce will help them reach even greater success and productivity in the coming years.”
Employment Plus joins the growing list of more than 178 companies that have committed to locating or growing their headquarters in the Hoosier State since 2005, accounting for more than 27,800 projected new headquarters and operations jobs and more than $2.1 billion in investment.
About Employment Plus
Founded in 1993, Employment Plus is one of the fastest-growing US staffing firms, operating from over 100 branch and on-site partner locations throughout nation. The company provides award-winning staffing, professional and technical recruiting, Managed Services support and innovative contingent workforce solutions. Employment Plus drives business results in industrial / light manufacturing, office, call center, transportation, healthcare and construction industry sectors. By combining its local branch teams, exclusive Plus Process™, centralized corporate resources and difference maker culture, Employment Plus creates lasting partnerships with clients and cost-effectively fills temporary, temp-to-hire, contract and direct-hire positions. For more information, contact Thomas Hume, VP of Marketing at: THume@EmploymentPlus.com, (812) 961-5055, or visit us online at www.EmploymentPlus.com.
Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Dan Hasler serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC.
The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.