Virginia Beach, VA, November 22, 2013—Reliance Staffing & Recruiting is known for three things: providing skilled, qualified employees for a range of positions and industries; being family owned and operated for 31 years; and being Hampton Roads’ largest independent staffing firm. Now it’s also known for making the “Roaring 20” list of the 20 fastest-growing companies in Hampton Roads.
The Roaring 20
On Thursday, November 21, Reliance and the other 19 companies on the list were honored at an awards reception held by Inside Business and Cherry Bekaert LLP. With a 79-percent growth in revenue from 2010 to 2012, Reliance had the sixth-highest growth rate on the list.
“We’re honored and delighted to be named to this list,” said CEO Tom Sarach, Jr. “Our growth reflects the growth of our client companies, the quality of our associates and the strength of our customer service.” Lynn Connor, VP of Sales, thanked Reliance’s staffers for “making this happen.”
For a company to be eligible for the Roaring 20 award, it needed to be headquartered in the Hampton Roads area and established prior to fiscal year 2010, realized gross revenues of at least $2 million in 2012 and experienced three years of growth. After nominations were submitted to Inside Business, Cherry Bekaert LLP conducted short interviews with the finalists and verified financial data. All of the information was then provided to an advisory panel who selected this year’s Roaring 20.
Continued Recognition for Excellence
Earlier this year, Reliance was named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ lists for both Client and Talent service, recognizing the company’s excellence in customer service to businesses and employees alike. Best of Staffing, presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, is the nation’s only award that recognizes staffing firms that receive remarkable reviews from their clients. Fewer than 1% of North American staffing firms have been named to either Best of Staffing list, let alone both.
Each week, Reliance’s 20 employees manage more than 700 associates working on assignments, making it the largest independent staffing firm in Hampton Roads. Future plans include adding more offices and extending Reliance’s geographic coverage.
About Reliance Staffing & Recruiting
Reliance Staffing & Recruiting matches the best temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent employees to the best businesses throughout Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. Locally owned and operated since 1982, Reliance has the expertise, the integrity and the candidate database to staff every part of most companies, from the warehouse floor to the C-level suite.