Kelly Services®, a global leader in providing workforce solutions, has opened a new regional office in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East in Jenkins Township. The company has leased 4,120 square feet of space from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services at 124 CenterPoint Boulevard.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the facility on July 28 in cooperation with the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce.

The firm offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services including recruitment, human resource management, vendor management, and outplacement services on a global basis.

Additionally, Kelly Services provides world-class staffing on a temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent placement basis. Kelly employees can be found working in traditional office positions as well as in finance, healthcare, engineering, law, education, accounting, information technology, science, creative services, and light industrial.

Michelle Nichols, the company’s senior district manager for the northeast region said, “Our new office located in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park sits near the border of Lackawanna and Luzerne counties allowing us the opportunity to serve our customers and employees from a more strategic location.  We have experienced tremendous growth in our professional services area and provide comprehensive staffing solutions to our partner school districts across multiple counties.  Our team has grown from three staff members to more than 10 employees, and business development remains steady.”

A key component of Kelly’s operations in the new CenterPoint office is Kelly Educational Staffing® (KES®), a specialty service which identifies, screens and places substitute teachers in local school districts.

Each school year, KES® fills more than two million classrooms nationally with qualified substitute teachers and paraprofessionals who provide a continued learning environment for students when permanent teachers must be away from the classroom. As the largest provider of substitute staff in the United States, KES has more than 40,800 active substitute educators in its talent pool and works with more than 6,175 schools. 

Michelle Mikitish, executive vice president of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, said Kelly Services sets a high bar for other companies in the staffing industry. “Kelly Services is synonymous with workforce solutions,” she said.  “CenterPoint’s central location will no doubt make it easier for Kelly Services to provide its wide array of services to area school districts and private employers.”

The real estate transaction was coordinated by Mericle Vice Presidents Jim Hilsher and Al Guari and Daum Commercial Real Estate Services Executive Vice President Danielle Knudson of Newport Beach, California.

Hilsher said Kelly Services has become the 40th tenant in CenterPoint.

Kelly Services® was established in 1946 by William Russell Kelly, founder of the temporary staffing industry. Since then, the company has evolved from the widely-recognized “Kelly Girl” brand to become a leader in workforce solutions.

Today, Kelly® has a role in managing employment opportunities for more than 1 million workers around the globe by employing 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through its talent supply chain network of supplier partners.

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Founded by Robert K. Mericle, Mericle Construction Inc. self-performs virtually all aspects of development and construction, using its own in-house personnel, Mericle Construction is better able to control costs and fast track delivery schedules to meet its clients’ needs. It fashions itself as a throwback to the “master builder” of old when experienced craftsmen self-performed all aspects of the construction process.

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