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Elwood Staffing Grows Again!

ELWOOD STAFFING ACQUIRES ENCORE STAFFING, EXPANDS GEOGRAPHICAL REACH

(Columbus, Ind.) July 24, 2014–Elwood Staffing announced today that it has purchased the assets of Encore Staffing Services, the commercial staffing division of Spencer Reed Group, LLC.

The acquisition includes 12 Encore branch offices, which serve clients in metropolitan locations across the Midwest, West Coast, and Northeast. This transaction expands Elwood’s service footprint into Missouri and Kansas and further broadens its presence in California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.

This marks the second acquisition for Elwood in the past 18 months. In February of 2013, Elwood acquired national staffing provider SOS Employment Group, a transaction that doubled its staff count and service footprint.

“Encore’s light industrial specialization is Elwood’s bread and butter, so this is a natural fit that strengthens our presence in new and existing markets. We’ve got our eyes set on growth, and this move increases our ability to meet client demands in a fast-growing, competitive industry,” says Elwood’s CEO, Mark S. Elwood.

Elwood plans to rebrand all Encore offices under the Elwood Staffing name, with completion expected in the next 90 days.

With the addition of Encore to Elwood’s portfolio, it continues to lead the industry with over 250 service locations throughout 31 states and Canada, boasts annual revenues of approximately $900 million and employs approximately 1,000 internal employees.

Elwood is maintaining a strong track record of growth and is committed to continuing this trend. According to Elwood, “The company has aggressive growth goals over the next year and a half and will continue to look for growth opportunities that make good business sense and fit with our core strengths.”

Financial details of the transaction were not announced. CHILDS Advisory Partners served as Encore’s exclusive financial advisor. Information on Elwood Staffing and its services can be found at http://www.elwoodstaffing.com.

Jenny Penrod
Marketing and Communications, EDT
Ph.: 812-372-6200 x1249
E-mail: jenny.penrod@elwoodstaffing.com

Joni Heidt
Marketing and Communications, PST
Ph.: 801-924-8246elwood w-tag 2597
E-mail: joni.heidt@elwoodstaffing.com

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ELWOOD STAFFING EARNS DUAL BEST OF STAFFING® DISTINCTION, IN ELITE 2% OF NATION

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(Columbus, Ind.) February 25, 2014—Elwood Staffing announced today that it has been named to Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Best of Staffing® Talent lists for 2014.

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Best of Staffing is the nation’s only award that recognizes staffing firms that receive remarkable reviews from their clients and the people they find jobs (employed talent). Fewer than 2% of North American staffing firms receive the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence, and fewer still earn the distinction to be on both the Client and Talent lists.

“For us, delivering exceptional customer service is not just part of our business, it is our business,” comments Elwood Staffing CEO, Mark S. Elwood. “Our success as a company hinges on the relationships we forge with our clients and associates. We are fortunate to have many long-term partnerships, and the fact that our customers say they would recommend us to their friends and colleagues is something we are very proud of.”

Best of Staffing Survey:
Staffing firms competing to make the Best of Staffing lists underwent a rigorous client survey process followed by careful analysis of responses to determine satisfaction levels in regards to customer care, communication, and overall service provided. Elwood Staffing secured a place on the list by earning an average score that was double the national staffing industry benchmark for customer satisfaction.

“The staffing industry is helping organizations bridge the skills gap and add jobs today more than at any other point in U.S. history,” said Inavero Founder and CEO, Eric Gregg. “In an era of scarce qualified talent, hard-to-fill positions, and ever-increasing expectations, these firms have proven they have what it takes to deliver exceptional service to both clients and job candidates. We’re
proud of the accomplishments of our 2014 award recipients.

“Inavero’s complete Best of Staffing list can be viewed at www.bestofstaffing.com. For more information about Inavero, visit www.inavero.com.

About Elwood Staffing:
Founded in 1980, Elwood Staffing® is a leading provider of talent-based solutions. With offices that span the United States and extend into Canada, a broad service portfolio, and a seasoned staff, we support companies through the entire employment life cycle—from attraction to outplacement. 

And with the combined expertise of our specialized sister brands—Elwood Professional, Elwood Tradesmen, and Elwood Academy—we offer a uniquely comprehensive and innovative solution set that effectively meets the needs of our clients and associates.

Information on Elwood Staffing and its service offerings can be found on its website: www.elwoodstaffing.com.

2013 CFO OF THE YEAR: Steve Hunnicutt, Elwood Staffing

2013 CFO OF THE YEAR: Steve Hunnicutt, Elwood Staffing

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HONOREE, Private Companies (Revenue $100 million or more)

As CFO of Elwood staffing, Steve Hunnicutt’s influence has been much more than temporary.

He’s overseen eight acquisitions, doubling the company’s footprint and its revenue. The achievement is even more remarkable considering that three of those acquisitions occurred in the difficult economic years from 2008 to 2010—when his industry contracted 37 percent. And he’s kept the company profitable during every year of his tenure.

Hunnicutt was recruited to serve as controller after working with an automotive-parts supplier as a business analyst. That previous employer had just gone through a merger, usually a volatile time.

“I thought it was not a bad idea to hear what these folks at Elwood had to say,” Hunnicutt recalled. Liking what he heard, he joined the family-owned business in 2000.

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Mark S. Elwood, CEO, Elwood Staffing

Staffing Industry Analysts 100 Most Influential People in the Staffing Industry 

Mark S. Elwood

Mark S. Elwood
Elwood Staffing
CEO

si100  Nominated  2013

Mark S. Elwood is CEO of Elwood Staffing, a Columbus, Ind.-based staffing firm. Elwood oversaw the acquisition of SOS Employment Group, which catapulted the staffing firm to the No. 15 slot on Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2013 list of largest U.S. staffing firms in 2013. Elwood joined the firm in 1985 and became CEO in 2000. The company operates 220 service locations across 31 states and extends into Canada.

Elwood Professional Recruiter

Elwood Professional Recruiter

Recruiter

Grand Rapids, MI
Columbus, IN 

Can you confidently communicate with clients, ask for referrals, and handle the pressure of working in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy speaking with and working with professionals from varied backgrounds? Do you continuously stay up to date with latest technology and trends in social media? Do you thrive in a competitive environment? Perfect! We would love to speak with you!

Elwood Professional is the Engineering, IT and Business Management placement division of Elwood Staffing, through superior customer service, dedication and the utilization of a proven recruiting process, Elwood Professional has gained the trust of our clients and candidates alike. Our expertise has enabled us to successfully help our clients and candidates achieve their goals. As an Elwood Professional Recruiter, you will be a key player and contributor to a company that directly rewards those who produce results. We will provide you with the training, processes and tools necessary to become a successful recruiter. This position has unlimited earning and growth potential within a growing industry and company.
Recruiters will report to and work closely with senior management to develop and implement recruiting strategies. The recruiters will utilize the Elwood Professional recruiting process to manage and direct their daily activity. It is necessary to be adept with a wide variety of recruiting sources. Successful recruiters will have the stamina to perform intensive phone work to build lasting relationships with clients and candidates alike.
Our recruiters are expected to contribute and perform in an environment of high morale, motivation, and teamwork. They will uphold our company Key Beliefs of Quality, Relationships, Responsiveness, Flexibility, and Progress. If these are qualities you possess, Elwood Professional is the place for you.

Key Competencies:

Industry comprehension – Knowledgeable about the professional staffing industry and how to make an impact
Drive and ambition – Driven to succeed and willing to put in the effort to make it happen
Technologically intuitive – Ability to understand technology and keep up to date with trends and changes
Personable – Ability to build rapport with new people while focusing on continuously building, developing, and maintaining relationships
Professional – Maintain a high standard of professional ethics, behavior and work activities
Process driven – Commitment to utilize a proven process in order to achieve the greatest results
Inquisitive – Curious about people and technology
Superior communicator – Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Teamwork – Is a team player and recognizes that greater successes will come from working together
Work ethic – Posses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done and demonstrates enthusiasm when completing the tasks at hand

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree from an accredited university
  • Previous success in business development or account management role with measurable KPI’s
  • General familiarity with any of the following: engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, accounting, finance or IT
  • Ability to quickly learn and master the use of multiple technical resources including but not limited to: office productivity tools, social media outlets, and applicant tracking systems
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a competitive, fast-paced environment
  • Honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent problem solving, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills
  • Willing and able to work above and beyond a traditional work schedule to achieve results
  • Ability to travel as needed

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to angela.malagon@elwoodstaffing.com
A cover letter detailing your abilities and why you should be considered a top candidate is required to apply for this position.

Learn more about Elwood Professional on our website http://www.elwoodprofessional.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Elwood Staffing – Internal Openings July 16, 2013

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At Elwood Staffing, we believe that people are our most valuable resource. That’s why we are constantly working hard to recruit the best candidates for our corporate positions.  To view and apply for our internal openings, visit www.ElwoodCareers.com. Elwood Staffing is an equal opportunity employer. 

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