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Staffing firm doubles office space

March 1, 2016
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Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids
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The local franchise of a national staffing company has relocated and doubled the size of its space.

Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids has opened its new location in Wyoming, at 1760 44th St. SW, after moving about 1.7 miles west from its previous location in Wyoming, at 333 44th St. SW.

Growing firm

Housed in the Chateau Centre Plaza, Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids’ new office is about 7,600 square feet, which is twice the size of its previous 3,800-square-foot office.

Express Employment Professionals decided to move into the larger office, because of its expanding staff.

The firm had seven employees when the business opened in 1996 and has grown to 20 employees.

The firm has seen significant growth across all four of its recruiting and staffing divisions, which includes entry level to semi-skilled manufacturing, skilled trades and advanced manufacturing, administrative and professional and a recently added training division.

The new space includes a dedicated event and training space the firm will use for employee and job-seeker training, development events for clients and as space for the community and other business partners.

“Our team continues to grow, so that we can better serve the increasing needs of job seekers and our clients,” Janis Petrini, owner, Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids. “We hope this move will help us impact even more lives this year and for many years to come.”

The firm is leasing the space and sharing the plaza with the newly opened Kitzingen Brewery and neighborhood staple Dave Delski’s Prime Meats.

Firms involved

The building is owned by Chateau Village and managed by NAI Wisinki of West Michigan, which helped broker the deal.

Dan Vos Construction Company helped with the interior build out, and Mary Dixon of Dixon Interior Design assisted with the interior design.

The franchise

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Express Employment Professionals serves more than 750 franchise locations across the U.S., Canada and South Africa.

The franchise generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015.

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