South Bend Company Expands Midwest Footprint

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South Bend-based Peoplelink Staffing Solutions LLC has purchased an Illinois-based company. President Jay Wilkinson says the acquisition of The Agency Staffing Inc. will allow Peoplelink to grow in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. July 29, 2013

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Peoplelink Staffing Solutions, the South Bend (IN) based staffing firm, has announced the acquisition of The Agency Staffing, Inc., headquartered in West Dundee, Illinois.

According to W. "Jay" Wilkinson, Peoplelink's President and CEO, "This acquisition is yet another 'perfect fit' for the Peoplelink organization. Agency Staffing is in full growth mode and their operational model will complement the Peoplelink profit center operating model."

Wilkinson goes on to explain that "this acquisition will improve our commercial staffing footprint in Illinois and will provide for additional growth in the neighboring states of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. The acquisition will bring a talented staff of veterans and will provide the current Agency Staffing clients with even more choices and higher levels of staffing support and human capital services."

Peggy Thodos, Agency Staffing's President, said that "Agency Staffing is excited about partnering with the PeoplQlink family of companies. The merger of companies will provide opportunities to expand our services to many long-standing customers in wider geographical areas. Peoplelink has an experienced, talented, management/staffing team of professionals which we look forward to complementing."

Peoplelink operates offices throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Plain States. Peoplelink is a multiple recipient of both INC 500 and 5000 lists of fastest growing privately held firms and currently one of the 100 largest staffing companies in the United States, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. The company formed a partnership with Paris-based Groupe CRIT in 2011. Peoplelink offers commercial staffing solutions through its Peoplelink (www.peoplelinkstaffing.com) brand.

Additional strategic staffing brands operated by Peoplelink include Visiont (Information Technology), Elite Personnel (Specialty Administrative Personnel), Trade Management (Construction Trades), and Zing! Recruiting (Engineering and Manufacturing Operations).

R.A. Cohen Consulting represented the seller in this transaction.

Source: Peoplelink Staffing Solutions LLC