The leading Central and Southern Pennsylvania staffing firm started 14 years ago in Berks County with just a handful of employees. Hard work and strong business relationships with the area’s best employers (several of whom also made the Top 25) helped the staffing service grow each and every year since then. This year, Berks & Beyond made the list for the first time.
Like many of the employers in the Top 25, Berks & Beyond enjoyed significant growth in 2010 – despite difficult economic times. In fact, sixteen of 2010’s Top 25 increased their numbers, according to an article recently published in the Reading Eagle. Overall, the Top 25 companies employed 43,410 people last year – reflecting an increase of more than 1,438 jobs than 2009’s total of 41,972.
When interviewed, Chris Garner, President of Berks & Beyond, spoke about the important role temporary staffing plays in aiding businesses during times of both growth and recession. “It is an honor for us to be recognized as a leader in employing the most people in Berks County,” stated Garner. “Since our business is staffing, the only way we grow is if our clients have a need for employees. In these hard economic times, I view this growth as a great sign for employment throughout Berks County and an indicator that we have turned the corner in this recession. We could not have had such significant growth without the support of our clients and the loyalty and commitment from our employees who go to work every day.”