Employment Plus, Inc., an Indiana-based full-service staffing, recruiting and human resources provider with more than 100 locations in 17 states, announced plans Wednesday 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 1,000 customers in the light manufacturing, transportation, construction, healthcare and 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 2.
Employment Plus recently opened several new branches in Indiana as part of its expansion, including locations in Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Goshen and Lafayette.
"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, chief financial officer of Employment Plus. "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 179 companies that have committed to locating or growing their headquarters in the Hoosier State since 2005, accounting for more than 28,100 projected new headquarters and operations jobs and more than $2.1 billion in investment.
Employment Plus grows Bloomington headquarters, adds jobs
Founded in 1993, the Hoosier firm offers staffing services to more than 1,000 customers in the light manufacturing, transportation, construction, healthcare and call center industries.