The workforce services and information technology consulting firm helps companies and governments pare expenses. Saving money, the
Knowledge Services announced Tuesday that it plans to expand its Northeastside headquarters and create up to 400 new jobs by 2018, its second major expansion in two years.
"It's just been a really nice breadth of services that we've put together, and it's starting to become more on the scene than what it used to be," CEO
"Sometimes tough times result in good opportunities," she said.
Added jobs will include those in software development, accounting, customer support, training, and business development. Bielawski said the average pay will range from
"It's a pretty wide range," she said. "Of course, senior developers command a much higher salary range than maybe some accounting positions or customer support."
The expansion is welcome news for
Divisions of the company provide temporary workers who have IT and customer-service experience and other skills to employers looking to hold down costs. The company also provides computers, software and training so companies can track their expenses, manpower and relationships with vendors and suppliers.
"I think the economy has definitely caused all companies and government to tighten their belts and look at how they're spending their money," said Bielawski, whose husband, Joe, serves as executive vice president.
Knowledge Services often saves businesses 15 to 20 percent in temporary labor costs, Bielawski said. When the company and other vendors provide workers for an open position, businesses can have more choice and end up paying less in salaries because of the competition.
"It gives more of a free enterprise market comparison," she said, "and it stabilizes the true, reasonable cost for that position."
Employment nationally in temporary-help services has grown nearly 7 percent in the past year.
Other benefits the company provides include streamlined billing processes and improved communication, Bielawski said.
The company will invest
The company employs more than 310 full-time workers in the
"It's a good cost of living, a good place to raise your children, and our state and our city does support business, I think, unusually well compared to some other places that be could be an option," she said. "We appreciate that and we like the attention that they give to business and the support in trying to encourage more business here and more growth."
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