Paramount Staffing Reaches Fast-Growing Southeast with Acquisition of TalentForce

NORTHBROOK, IL. — Sept. 13, 2019 — Paramount Staffing—a temporary staffing agency focused on industrial staffing—acquires TalentForce and expands its presence into the Southeast. The combined company will generate more than $200 million annually in revenue with nearly 250 full‐time employees serving more than 800 clients with 55 offices in 12 states.

“Our acquisition strategy has been to identify companies who focus on industrial staffing, operate in states which are rapidly growing, and most importantly match up with us culturally. We have found that partner with Talent Force,” commented Paramount President Matt Schubert.

With 31 additional offices, the acquisition creates a strong staffing arm for Paramount into North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and New Hampshire. TalentForce specialties include Light Industrial and Administrative/Clerical.

Paramount Staffing and Talent Force are aligned culturally, geographically, and in our business model to provide outstanding customer service to our clients and employees,” added Schubert. “We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunities it will present.”

Both Paramount Staffing and TalentForce will operate jointly. Talent Force’s Chief Operating Officer, Bobby Walker, will continue running Talent Force and all current team members will remain in place.

“This partnership will provide more opportunities to build on established customer relationships and resources to create new ones,” commented Walker.

After Paramount Staffing in June 2018, Talent Force marks the second acquisition in the United States by Proman.

“We are pleased to welcome the Talent Force team in the Paramount Staffing family; this acquisition brings Paramount Staffing a very talented staff of veterans that will be led by Bobby Walker, COO of Talent Force. Bobby has been extremely instrumental in the development of Talent Force over the last 20 years and Matt and I really look forward to working with him and his team,” concluded Gilles Tanneur, Chief Executive Officer of Proman North America.

For more information, contact info@paramountstaffing.com.

About TalentForce

The vision of TalentForce is to become an industry leader by developing long‐term partnerships through a customer focused and solutions‐oriented approach. TalentForce recognizes each business has its own unique challenges and objectives. Its partnerships are established with a thorough understanding of customers’ business. With this in mind, a customized solution is developed based on the specific needs of customers helping to overcome concerns allowing clients to focus on core duties. As experts in the staffing industry for over 30 years, TalentForce has the knowledge and experience, to provide customers with the unparalleled quality service they expect and deserve. Visit www.talentforce.com

About Paramount Staffing

Paramount Staffing was honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune Magazine and has been named a Top Place to Work in the Chicago area on multiple occasions. Founders Matt Schubert and his wife, Tina, have a staffing history background as Matt’s father (Larry) and uncle (Alan) were founders of Labor World (later Tandem Staffing) back in the early 70’s. Paramount Staffing was acquired by Proman in June 2018, which is also a family‐owned business. Visit www.paramountstaffing.com

About Proman

Proman is a 100% family‐owned business operating with nearly 400 offices in the U.S., France, Monaco, Switzerland, UK, La Reunion, Luxembourg, Belgium and Canada. It was founded in 1990 in Manosque, France by Mr. and Mrs. Gomez. It serves the following sectors: industry, energy, environment, construction, logistics, transport, and tertiary. Its core business is recruitment temporary work, fixed‐ term contracts and permanent contracts. It strives every day to maintain and cultivate entrepreneurship.

French Staffing Provider Entering US Market with Acquisition of Illinois-Based Firm

Press Release – Paramount Staffing, a Northbrook, Ill-based industrial staffing firm that ranked on the list of largest US staffing firms, was acquired by Proman Group, effective June 18. The Paramount Staffing brand will remain, and its executives and team members will stay in their current positions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Proman is based in France, and did not previously have a US presence. It plans to use Paramount as its platform for future US growth.

“The companies match up perfectly from a cultural standpoint, growth strategy, and outlook of the staffing industry,” Paramount owner Matt Schubert said. “The acquisition will create tremendous opportunities for our team members as we look to expand to more cities throughout the country.”

Schubert and his wife Tina launched Paramount in 1998 in Memphis, Tenn. The company then expanded into Illinois, opening seven additional offices over the next seven years.

Paramount ranked No. 117 on SIA’s list of largest US staffing firms last year based on reported revenue of $131 million for 2016.

Proman Group, founded in 1990 by CEO Roland Gomez and his wife, reported $1.8 billion of revenue in 2017 and operates 350 offices in France, Monaco, Switzerland, UK, La Reunion, Mayotte, Luxembourg, Belgium and Canada. The company provides general and professional staffing to the industrial, skilled trades, construction and professional sectors. It currently employs 45,000 temporary workers.

“The Paramount Staffing acquisition is a major milestone for Proman to access the largest staffing market in the world and we are delighted Matt and Tina along with [Proman North America CEO] Gilles Tanneur will spearhead Proman’s expansion in the US,” Gomez said.

Tanneur was Proman’s sole employee in the US prior to the acquisition. His main focus is to identify acquisition opportunities going forward. Additionally, he will work with Paramount Staffing teams to assist in developing and maintaining accounts.

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September 2017

NORTHBROOK, IL – September 18, 2017 — Paramount Staffing has expanded in New Jersey opening a new office in East Windsor.  This is Paramount’s 3rd office in New Jersey.  The East Windsor office will help expansion in the growing Central New Jersey region which has seen tremendous growth in the past 5 years with new Distribution Centers.

“The Central New Jersey area remains a growth area for Paramount as we have been able to partner with long term clients in the area”, said CEO Matt Schubert.  “We are excited about opening in East Windsor as this will allow us increased presence to employees allowing us to help our clients with their growth”.

Honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune® Magazine, Paramount Staffing, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, offers a wide range of workforce solutions for the industrial sector of the marketplace. These services include On-Premises Staffing, Skilled Placements, and a Certified Forklift Training Center. Based on a strong reputation for providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses, Paramount Staffing employs over 5,000 people daily across 6 states. For more information, visit www.paramountstaffing.com.

August 2017

NORTHBROOK, IL – August 14, 2017 — Paramount Staffing has been named to the Staffing Industry Analysts List of Top Industrial Staffing Companies in the Country for the 2nd year in a row.   Paramount Staffing’s focus on the growing logistics and e-commerce industry has helped catapult its growth in the past 5 years helping it land on the list.  In addition to being one of the top Industrial Staffing Companies, Paramount has been recognized twice in the last 8 years as being one of the best companies to work for in America.

July 2017

NORTHBROOK, IL – July 31, 2017 — Paramount Staffing has new homes for 2 of its Chicagoland offices as its Summit office has moved to bigger space in Chicago Ridge and its Joliet office moved east to a new office nearly triple its current size.  The new offices will help service its clients in the south suburbs of Chicago and the growing suburbs surrounding Joliet.

“The planning for the new offices have been in the works for over a year as we have seen continued growth in the south suburbs and the Joliet area”, said CEO Matt Schubert.  “The new offices help us cover the entire Chicagoland area with 8 offices to best service our clients and employees”.

Honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune® Magazine, Paramount Staffing, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, offers a wide range of workforce solutions for the industrial sector of the marketplace. These services include On-Premises Staffing, Skilled Placements, and a Certified Forklift Training Center. Based on a strong reputation for providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses, Paramount Staffing employs over 5,000 people daily across 6 states. For more information, visit www.paramountstaffing.com.

November 2016

NORTHBROOK, IL – November 21, 2016 — Paramount Staffing opened office #15 today with a new branch in Southaven, MS.  This office will be an extension of its Memphis operation which resides in a 20,000 square foot office and is one of the few offices in the country providing Certified Forklift Training to its applicants and employees.   The timing of the new office is timed to help Paramount service its many E-Commerce clients preparing to go into their peak season for the holidays.

“We are very excited about our new office in Mississippi as we continue to see growth opportunities in the Mid-South”, said CEO Matt Schubert.  “Memphis has been a great market for us and we look forward to providing additional services to our clients and employees in the near future with our new office opening”.

Honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune® Magazine, Paramount Staffing, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, offers a wide range of workforce solutions for the industrial sector of the marketplace. These services include On-Premises Staffing, Skilled Placements, and a Certified Forklift Training Center. Based on a strong reputation for providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses, Paramount Staffing employs over 5,000 people daily across 6 states. For more information, visit www.paramountstaffing.com.

July 2016

NORTHBROOK, IL – July 7, 2016 — Paramount Staffing was recognized today as one of the largest staffing companies in America.  This puts Paramount Staffing in the top 1% of all staffing companies for the first time in the company’s history.  Additionally, Paramount Staffing was listed as the 28th largest Industrial Staffing company in America.

“This recognition is 100% attributable to our amazing team who go above and beyond every day to taking care of our clients and employees”, said CEO Matt Schubert.  “We do not take this recognition lightly and remain committed to ensuring every person we come in contact with receives outstanding customer service”.

Honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune® Magazine, Paramount Staffing, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, offers a wide range of workforce solutions for the industrial sector of the marketplace. These services include On-Premises Staffing, Skilled Placements, and a Certified Forklift Training Center. Based on a strong reputation for providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses, Paramount Staffing employs over 5,000 people daily across 6 states. For more information, visit www.paramountstaffing.com.

March 2016

NORTHBROOK, IL – March 14, 2016 — Paramount Staffing had another stellar year when it came to workers compensation claims. Despite growing annually by 15 – 18%, the company has been effective in decreasing both the number of claims and the cost associated with its workers’ compensation program. Of course, the biggest beneficiary of these trends are our employees as it ensures their opportunity to work, earn a living and support themselves and/or family. First and foremost, these results don’t just happen and occur because of a collective effort between our client, employees and the Paramount team of managers. “Safety has been a very important component of our business model and it is realized that the work involved educating employees in how to work safely while also working with our clients to manage risk in the work environment can’t be compromised. We also realize that developing a comprehensive safety program is a never ending journey because work environments can change and new clients are being considered throughout the year. Consequently, we never feel that we have done enough to prevent an employee injury and continually review with our clients where we can make improvements together,” said VP of Risk Management Chad Niec.

Honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune® Magazine, Paramount Staffing, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, offers a wide range of workforce solutions for the industrial sector of the marketplace. These services include On-Premises Staffing, Skilled Placements, and a Certified Forklift Training Center. Based on a strong reputation for providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses, Paramount Staffing employs over 5,000 people daily across 6 states. For more information, visit www.paramountstaffing.com.

August 2015

Northbrook, IL – August 3, 2015 — Paramount Staffing has continued its expansion through the Midwest with a strategic partner by opening an office in Plainfield, Indiana.   Paramount opened in Indiana to service a strategic account in which it already services in 3 other locations throughout Illinois.  The Indiana market is one Paramount has looked to expand to in recent years but was waiting for the right opportunity.   “Indiana has always seemed like a natural progression for us based on our presence in Illinois”, said CEO Matt Schubert.  “However, we need the right opportunity to make this possible.  Our On Premises model has created many win-win scenarios for our 3rd Party Logistics partners and we look forward to more opportunities in Indiana in the very near future”.

Honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune® Magazine, Paramount Staffing, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, offers a wide range of workforce solutions for the industrial sector of the marketplace. These services include On-Premises Staffing, Skilled Placements, and a Certified Forklift Training Center. Based on a strong reputation for providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses, Paramount Staffing employs over 5,000 people daily across 6 states. For more information, visit www.paramountstaffing.com.