Garfield Heights staffing agency expands as personnel needs grow
By MICHELLE PARK
4:30 am, June 18, 2012
Reprint from Crain's 6.18.12
Champion Personnel System Inc. has gotten a start on plans to grow to 12 locations by early next year from the four it has operated for more than a decade by opening offices last month in Strongsville and Mentor.
All told, opening eight locations and hiring the 30 to 35 recruiters needed to staff them will represent an investment of roughly $1 million for the recruiting firm based in Garfield Heights, CEO Robert Schepens said.
Mr. Schepens said the added offices will position Champion to be closer to clients who are hiring and closer to the candidates those clients want.
“Northeast Ohio may not sound to the rest of the world like a large geographical area, but it is to people who live here,” Mr. Schepens said. “With the price of fuel going up and salaries ...
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