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Columbus-based Elwood Staffing Services Inc. is planning to add up to 40 jobs as part of a headquarters expansion. The company, which has about 200 workers in Indiana and 1,000 throughout the country, expects to begin hiring in the fall. August 5, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ind. - Elwood Staffing Services, Inc., a provider of talent-based employment solutions, announced plans today to expand its headquarters here, creating up to 40 new jobs by 2017.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will purchase and renovate a building at 4105 Vickers Drive in Columbus, located across from its current headquarters facility. The new facility, which is expected to be operational in September, will house members of the company's corporate staff and provide additional meeting and training space.
"By selecting Indiana for new headquarters jobs, companies like Elwood Staffing are bringing economic momentum to our state," said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "When companies recognize that Indiana’s low-tax model allows them to invest more into their business and training operations, Hoosiers benefit from the jobs and economic activity they create, again proving why Indiana is a state that works."
Elwood Staffing, which employs 200 Hoosiers and approximately 1,000 internal employees across the country, will begin to hire accounting, legal, information technology, human resources and occupational safety positions beginning this fall. Interested candidates can apply by visiting www.elwoodcareers.com.
"We are humbled and honored to have experienced tremendous growth over the years," said Mark Elwood, chief executive officer of Elwood Staffing. "The outstanding efforts and contributions of Elwood employees nationwide, combined with tremendous customer relationships and strong economic conditions, have contributed to the demand for our services."
Founded in 1980 by Dr. David L. Elwood, the company provides talent-based solutions in the manufacturing, administrative, information technology, engineering, customer service and skilled trade industries. Operating 180 locations throughout the United States and Canada, Elwood Staffing received the CareerBuilder 2014 Best of Staffing Client Award and 2014 Best of Staffing Talent Award. Ranked as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Elwood Staffing has grown from $1 million in revenue in 1996 to an expected $900 million for 2014.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Elwood Staffing Services, Inc. up to $425,000 in conditional tax credits 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 Columbus supports the project at the request of the Columbus Economic Development Board.
"Elwood Staffing plays a pivotal role in our community's workforce development efforts and helps connect hundreds of our hard-working residents with well-paying jobs," said Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown. "We welcome the expansion of their U.S. headquarters in Columbus and very much appreciate their investment and the additional jobs that it brings to our community."
About Elwood Staffing Services
Elwood Staffing Services continues to lead the industry with over 250 service locations throughout 31 states and Canada, and boasts annual revenues of approximately $900 million.
Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president 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.
Source: The Indiana Economic Development Corp.