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Where We Lay Our Roots: Get to Know HireLevel in Edwardsville, Illinois

Dec 29, 2016

Breaking ground in the small town of Johnston City, IL in 1995 HireLevel, previously known as Extra Help, quickly grew out of its roots. In 2007, President & CEO Teresa Katubig noticed that the Metro East community was growing. During growth, people need people and we believe when the right people come together, creativity thrives, opportunities appear, and business grows. That began the expansion of HireLevel powered by Extra Help to the Metro East area and ever since we have been hitting the workforce of the Edwardsville, Illinois area with our work hard, play hard attitude and putting people to work.

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Nicole Kline, Director of Client Services, has lead the HireLevel Edwardsville location since the beginning and has helped expand their reach tenfold. Today, their team specializes in logistics and warehouse staffing which is inspired by the company mission to connect people with a purpose in a fun, results-driven atmosphere; creating teams, growing careers, and changing lives. They also have Certified Staffing Professionals and Certified Contingent Workforce Professionals on staff, which means there is no limit to their capabilities. Partnering with GEODIS—a transport and logistics industry leader– during their peak season proved this HireLevel team can staff for large projects with the highest of demands. “Peak season is pretty crazy, but putting as many as 700 people to work with GEODIS for the holidays so they can provide for their families is an amazing feeling!” says Nicole Kline.

To balance out the craziness, inspire teamwork, and keep the passion growing; the office holds competitions and enjoys good food together. There is a general office-wide love, okay obsession, for all things food. This team may consist of staffing professionals, but food connoisseur is next on their resumes! The Cup cupcakes, Chef Shoppe popcorn, breakfast pizza, Pasta House, Joe’s, and pretty much any tasty treat is welcome with open arms at HireLevel Edwardsville. While the rest of us may run on caffeine, they run on good food… (and caffeine on occasion.)

That good food must be super food, fueling their inspiration as they continue to exceed their personal and company goals, placing more and more candidates, and impressing clients with their consistently quick results.

Between the hustle and bustle of recruiting, interviewing, and screening to find the best people for their jobs and, of course, fueling with munchies, HireLevel Edwardsville makes time to give back to the community. In 2016, the Edwardsville team contributed to Partners for Pets, Children’s Home & Aid, and Edwardsville Neighbors in Need. With the company wide contributions of the entire team, HireLevel employees were able to give back over $10,000 to local charities. Because of their dedication to enhance the Metro East, HireLevel was nominated for the 2016 Captain of the Riverbend Award which recognizes businesses that are vital to economic growth and development in the region.

The Edwardsville team follows the company’s value of always remembering their communities and making a difference on a HireLevel.

I recommend HireLevel as a top staffing and recruitment agency. They have continued to impress us over the last 5 years with their ability to exceed our expectations.

VP of HR Foodservice Distribution

During our time working with HireLevel they have provided excellent employees that have fulfilled our expectations. The high quality of customer service has left us very satisfied with their work.

Asst Manager- Property Management Company

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