Staff Source relocates corporate headquarters in Hammond

A worker at Staff Source goes through the interview process with a potential employee candidate in Hammond in 2013. The company just relocated its corporate headquarters to Indianapolis Boulevard.

Dan Shelton, The Times

Prominent local staffing firm Staff Source has moved its corporate headquarters to 7205 Indianapolis Blvd. in Hammond's Woodmar neighborhood.

The 20-year-old staffing firm assists companies with filling industrial, clerical, administrative, technical and managerial jobs. It has satellite locations in Portage, Chicago, Detroit and Belvidere, Illinois.

Staff Source has worked with major area employers including Lear Corp. in Hammond and the Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch.

Staff Source's new headquarters will house its offices, as well as those of its affiliate companies: Contract Services Group, E360 Sport and Technical Services Group.

“With Indiana’s unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, it is at a near all-time low. Companies are increasingly seeking assistance in their hiring effort, which is the void we fill," President Mirko Marich said in a statement. "Even if a company has its own human resource department, those HR departments are typically inundated with responsibilities above and beyond hiring. We have a team of hiring professionals who use cutting-edge technology and focuses on recruiting and screening to find the right people to fill open positions who meet the skill sets and cultural needs of our client companies.” 

Staff Source operates a database with a pool of more than 75,000 employees and job seekers that are sorted by education, qualifications and the like.

“When an applicant walks through our door, the first thing we do is search them in our database," Office Manager Patricia Austgen said in a statement. "If they’ve worked for us or applied with us, we instantly know of their past performance. We know whether they were a highly regarded employee or if they had an attendance problem or the like.” 

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.