The city of Eau Claire welcomed its newest employment agency with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Doherty, a Minnesota-based staffing and placement agency, has expanded into Wisconsin with a new office located in Eau Claire.
Program led by President Nicholas Mohr
In a brief program, Eau Claire Ambassador President Nicholas Mohr, serving as Master of Ceremonies, greeting the gathered crowd and introduced the Chamber members who were present. Chamber Board President Bill Hilgedick, who represents the Chamber Board, then spoke to the assembly, welcoming Doherty to city. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, the 30,000 plus employees, and the 1,131 members, we welcome you and wish you the best of luck in this great business community. We hope you continue to grow your business and we’re happy to have you here,” said Hilgedick.
Kerry Kincaid, Eau Claire City Council President added in her remarks, “We understand the importance of the link your company provides on both sides of business—the owner side and the side of people trying to find a job.” Gregg Moore, Eau Claire County Board Chair said, “In reviewing the Doherty website, you’re clearly an accomplished company with some good roots, so it’s wonderful to have that sort of expansion coming in here to Western Wisconsin.”
Doherty President Allan Brown is Eau Claire native
Doherty President Allan Brown thanked the Chamber for their warm welcome, adding, “For those of you who don’t know the name of Doherty, Doherty started in 1980, so they've been in business coming up on 33 years. The company itself employs 13,000 plus people on a daily basis. There are two sides to the business—one is human resources outsourcing and one is staffing, so this happens to be one of our local staffing offices and it’s near and dear to my heart. I’m from Eau Claire. I was born and raised here and went to Memorial High School.”
Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Brian Eslinger and Mary Glassbrenner held the official ribbon, which was cut by Doherty Owner Tim Doherty.
“Eau Claire has been very welcoming to us,” said Allan Brown, President of Doherty Employment Experts. “It was great to meet so many members of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as business leaders and educators from the Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley region. We look forward to getting to know our fellow members at the Chamber of Commerce, as well as our neighbors and new friends in Eau Claire.”
New office serves jobseekers and businesses in Eau Claire & Chippewa Valley Region
Doherty Employment Experts in Eau Claire will provide staffing for light industrial, clerical and administrative, and call center operations.
In addition, the Doherty Career Solutions division will connect candidates in engineering, IT, finance, management, and other professional fields with local companies through direct placement services.
About Doherty Employment Experts
Doherty Employment Experts is one of the Midwest's largest and most experienced providers of contract and temporary staffing services. Headquartered in Minneapolis for more than 30 years, Doherty offers customized workforce solutions to companies doing business in Minnesota and across the nation. Doherty is Minnesota’s largest staffing firm, Minnesota’s 2nd largest woman-owned business, and the nation’s 10th largest diversity staffing firm.
Learn more about our temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire, onsite staffing management, and placement services at www.dohertystaffing.com.