News

Briana Named as a Four Flags Chamber Ambassador!

February 9, 2017

Briana, our sales coordinator in our South Bend office, has been made a Four Flags Chamber Ambassador! Congratulations Briana!

For more information on the Four Flags Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Program, please click this link.

http://www.nilesmi.com/Chamber-Infomation-N/ambassador-program.html

Lesa's 18th Anniversary!

January 5th, 2017

Today is Lesa’s 18th anniversary with Williamson Employment Services!  We are lucky and proud to have her working for us.

 

Through Lesa’s years with Williamson, she has directly influenced the dress code for women.  When Lesa first started with us, all women were required to wear a skirt and jacket.  Having moved to Michigan from the warm south, Lesa found wearing skirts to be extremely challenging for her to stay warm during the cold  Michigan winter months.  Our founder, Peg Williamson, noticed how cold Lesa was when wearing skirts during our snowy, cold winters and made the decision to alter the dress code to allow women to wear pants. 

 

Thank you, Lesa, for your dedication and many years with Williamson Employment Services!

2016 Cornerstone Fall Trade Fair

October 11, 2016

Please come out and see us at the 2016 Cornerstone Fall Trade Fair! The event is being held at the Grand Upton Hall at Lake Michigan College, 4 to 7 pm this evening. For more details on the trade fair please see here for details.

Before Event

Placing Puppies First!

September 30, 2016

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Williamson Employment Services got the chance to place  an awesome puppy today! One of our sales manager's heard of a puppy that needed a loving home so she told another sales representative who she knew was looking for a puppy.

Meet Izzy with her new owner, our South Bend sales representative Briana!

Celebrating National Staffing Week 2016

09-23-2016

Grand Rapids last deliveries for Staffing Week 2016

Williamson Employment Service's Grand Rapids office is finishing up the last of their deliveries to our employees! Williamson is celebrating National Staffing Employee Week by delivering boxes of goodies to multiple client locations for our current employees to enjoy.

Hope Network Career Fair!

September 20, 2016

WES booth at Hope Network Job Fair 

Several of our placement coordinators are at the Partnerships in Diversity Career Fair at the Hope Network Education Center! If you are in need of employment please come see us! We will do our best to help you!

The location is Hope Network Education Center (Building 3) 775 36th SE, Grand Rapids, MI.

We will be at the job fair until 4 PM.

If you have questions or need help locating the job fair please feel free to call the Grand Rapids office at 1(616)-575-5627.

Further information about the job fair can be found here on the Hope Network site.

People Helping People

August 05, 2016

DeJuan Jackson Thank you note 

Our South Bend office helped DeJuan Jackson receive a full-time position with one of their clients. He was recently hired in and came back to Williamson to give them a thank you card for all of their hard work!

South Bend Branch Manager Earned Ambassador Award

July 15, 2016

Kimberly, our branch manager in South Bend, has been awarded the Ambassador of the Month award from the Saint Joseph County Chamber of Commerce! Recently, Williamson Employment Services celebrated 10 years of being a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

kimberly award

Several members of our South Bend office went to U93's Working Women's Wednesday

July 14, 2016

Briana and Courtney of South Bend office got to meet U93 DJ Irish Dave at this week's Working Women's Wednesday at Whole Foods!

Listen here to them on the radio!

Williamson Employment's South Bend office is holding their own job fair!

July 7, 2016

Williamson Employment's South Bend office will be hosting a job fair, July 27th, at their office! Please feel free to drop on by!

 

Judee Hopwood Champion of Community Engagement

May 26, 2016

Judee awardJudee Hopwood, President of Williamson Employment Services, Inc., has been presented with the Champion of Community Engagement Award by the Engaging Women Conference

 

Williamson Employment Services Has Joined West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

05-16-2016

Williamson Employment Services is delighted to inform you that we recently became a member of the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!

 

Earth Day 2016

04-22-2016

Our South Bend office was busy today preparing pots and planting flowers to decorate for the coming seasons and Earth Day! Here they are planting the flowers!

 

 

Williamson Receives Cornerstone Platinum Stake Award

04-22-2016

Williamson Employment Services, Inc. is proud to accept our 18th Platinum Stake Award from the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce.

 Cornerstone 2014 Platinum Stake Recipient

Platinum Stake Award winners must meet at least one of four criteria:

  • Employment increase of 100 jobs
  • 100% increase in sales or unit volume
  • Expansion of physical plant by at least 50%
  • Capital investment of at least $300,000

 

We believe the foundation of our success lies in following our principle of Placing People First. Thank you, Cornerstone, for recognizing our efforts!

Williamson Employment Welcomes Homes for Heroes to Mishawaka

03-29-2016

Recently Williamson Employment Services South Bend branch manager Kimberly assisted in the ribbon cutting of the new local Homes for Heroes program office.

For the detailed news article on the ribbon cutting and more about the Homes for Heroes program please see:

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Local-Homes-for-Heroes-office-to-help-first-responders-teachers-other-heroes-373279421.html

Williamson Employment Services Joins in the Welcoming of Newest Member of Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce

03-29-2016

One of our stellar South Bend placement coordinators, Karla, was on hand in welcoming longtime local Niles firm On Sight Armory to the Chamber. Welcome and thank you On Sight Armory to your commitment to the Four Flags area.

Promoting Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

February 26, 2016

Female Entrepreneurs Put Your Dreams to Work; Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance Accepting Applications for POWER Series Starting April, 2016. For additional details please see https://www.cornerstonewbc.com/

Williamson Offices Closed December 4

12-03-2015

All Williamson offices will be closed Friday, December 4th.

We'll be open as usual at 8:00 AM Monday, December 7th!

Williamson Continues to Celebrate National Staffing Employee Week

10-01-2015

StevenWilliamson has been busy this week delivering coolers to our assigned employees in celebration of National Staffing Employee Week!

Want to see more? Check out our Reviews and Testimonials page for the latest pictures, and read Judee's heartfelt thank you note!

Williamson Celebrates National Staffing Employee Week

09-25-2015

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Williamson Employment Services is joining with staffing firms National Staffing Employee Week Logoacross the nation to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week, September 28 to October 4. Established by the American Staffing Association, this commemorative week honors the millions of employees working for US staffing firms.

Nationally, 3.2 million employees work in the staffing industry every week. Positions span all industry sectors and professions, and the majority are full-time. They can provide a bridge to long-term employment for staffing firm employees, who are given the opportunity to showcase their skills to prospective employers. Staffing assignments can also offer a flexible schedule for employees; one in five cites flexibility in work schedules as a key reason for choosing staffing, according to the ASA Staffing Employee Survey.

"National Staffing Employee Week is a salute to hardworking and talented staffing firm employees, who make a significant contribution to the growth of our local and national economy," says Judee Hopwood, president of Williamson Employment Services, Inc. "Our company is proud to be part of an industry that assigns millions of people to jobs every business day."

Williamson Employment Services is celebrating National Staffing Employee Week by showing appreciation for their assigned employees with gifts of custom lunch coolers filled with snacks.

Williamson at Bertrand Crossing Career Fair Today

05-07-2015

Come see Williamson Employment Services at the Bertrand Crossing Career Fair today, May 7, 2015, between 3:00 and 6:00. Heather and Jamie from our South Bend office will be there to help you with your employment questions.

Lake Michigan College at Bertrand Crossing

Here are driving directions.

Williamson at Lake Michigan College Job Fair

04-07-2015

Williamson Employment Services has been invited to participate in the Lake Michigan College Transfer, Graduate, and Job Fair tomorrow, April 8, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, at the Napier Avenue Campus. Follow the link for registration information.

Judee will present a workshop on interviewing skills at 11:30 AM.

See you there!

Happy Birthday to Us!

03-02-2015

Williamson has been serving Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana for 23 years now!

BHHC Job Fair

11-20-2014

We hope to see you today at the Benton Harbor Housing Commission Job Fair!

It's from 10:00 to 2:00 today at the BHHC. 721 Nate Wells, Sr. Dr.

Williamson Chili Cook-Off

11-12-2014

The chilly weather was perfect for our St. Joseph office's chili cook-off in honor of Mike's birthday. Five different recipes, all judged by Mike. The winner? Mike chose Judee's Meat-Lover's Chili!

Hope you had a happy birthday, Mike!

 

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Announcing New WES Magazines

10-23-2014

HR Insights MagazineWe proudly announce our new bi-monthly Human Resources magazines, HR Insights and Labor & Industrial Insights. We are excited to bring you timely information covering the latest trends and developments in workforce management issues, as well as HR experts and thought leaders who share their analyses, observations, and suggestions on a wide range of topics relevant to businesses of all sizes. Whether your company is new or established, you're sure to find valuable information to help you build and strengthen your organization.


You'll find them in the new Publications section. Check out our monthly newsletters, too!

Judee Hopwood Appointed Chairwoman of WBC Advisory Council

10-17-2014

Judee HopwoodJudee Hopwood, President of Williamson Employment Services, has been appointed as Chairwoman of the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance Advisory Council. The Women’s Business Center (WBC) provides assistance and/or training in finance, management, marketing, procurement, as well as addressing specialized topics such as home-based businesses. WBCs provide individual business consulting and access to Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and services.

In her recent speech at the Women’s Business Center 10th Anniversary luncheon, Hopwood remarked, “As a member of the Advisory Council since 2008, I’ve seen the WBC grow into the powerhouse that it is today. As the new Chair of the WBC Advisory Council, I will continue the great work of former chairwoman Kim Richardson, and am committed to supporting the initiatives and momentum of the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance. Each of you deserves a huge thank you for helping us honor the hard work and success of the WBC team, the start-ups they have helped launch, and the small businesses they have worked with to grow and expand.”

Hopwood is also an instructor for POWER (Promoting Opportunity for Women EntrepreneuRs), a series of classes offered through the WBC that helps first time women entrepreneurs learn the basics of starting and running a business. For more information about the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance or the POWER classes, visit http://www.cornerstonewbc.com/.

Job Fair at Niles District Library

10-15-2014

Karla will be at the Niles District Library job fair this afternoon between 1:00 and 3:00. You will be able to fill out a short application schedule an interview.

For more information, see this link.

Cornerstone Fall Trade Fair

10-08-2014

It was great seeing everyone last night at the Fall Trade Fair! Here's Debi and Lesa.

 Debi and Lesa

Williamson at EXPOsing Greatness!

06-13-2014

Thanks to everyone who visited us at the EXPOsing Greatness! business expo yesterday!

 The Williamson Team

Williamson at Franklin Michigan Works! Thursday

05-13-2014

Callie from Williamson Employment Services will be at the Franklin St. Michigan Works! Thursday, May 15th, leading a temporary employment workshop. 

Workshop and Q&A: 9:00 - 10:00am
Open applications/interviews: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Call our Grand Rapids office at (616) 575-5627 if you have any questions.

Manufacturing Job Fair

04-15-2014

Williamson Employment is hiring for many industries - printing, automotive, food manufacturing, plastics, and more. General labor to supervisory positions and everything in between within the manufacturing industry!

When:  Tuesday, 4/15/14

Time:  9am-6pm
Where:  Williamson Employment Services Grand Rapids office

A placement coordinator will meet with you at the job fair and discuss employment opportunities! If you are unable to attend the job fair, contact us to schedule an appointment at 616-575-5627.

Williamson Wins 16th Cornerstone Platinum Stake Award

02-14-2014

Williamson Employment Services, Inc. is proud to accept our 16th Platinum Stake Award from the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce.

 

Congratulations to all the businesses who truly make a difference in Michigan's Great Southwest!

 

Williamson at Michigan Works! Job Fair Today

01-30-2014

Williamson will be at the Michigan Works! monthly job fair today, January 30, at the Tassell M-TEC Center in Grand Rapids. Click on the link for exact location.

 

Come and apply with us!

Williamson at Franklin Street Michigan Works!

01-13-2014

Callie from Williamson Employment Services will be at the Franklin St. Michigan Works! Thursday, January 16, leading a temporary employment workshop. 

Workshop and Q&A: 9:00 - 10:00am
Open applications/interviews: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Call our Grand Rapids office at (616) 575-5627 if you have any questions.

Happy New Year!

01-02-2014

Make a great start to the new year. Come in and fill out an application for one of our job openings!

Williamson at Franklin Street Michigan Works!

10-16-2013

Callie from Williamson Employment will be at the Franklin St. Michigan Works! tomorrow, October 17, hosting an Employment Agency Workshop followed by open applications/interviews.

Workshop and Q&A: 9-9:30am
Open applications/interviews: 9:30am-12:00pm

WE ARE HIRING for manufacturing, maintenance, janitorial and call center positions!

Comment below or call the Grand Rapids office (616-575-5627) with any questions.

Cornerstone Fall Trade Fair Pictures

10-14-2013

We had a great time meeting everyone at the Fall Trade Fair. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth!

 

 

 

Williamson at Cornerstone Annual Fall Trade Fair

10-07-2013

The Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Trade Fair will be held at the LMC Grand Upton Hall on October 8 between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. It's open to the general public. Your business card is all you need to attend this free event.

 

Come stop by our booth to say hello, and see what Williamson Employment Services can do for you!

 

Here is a map showing where Grand Upton Hall is located. Parking is off of Yore Avenue.

Leco Fit for Fall 5k Run/Walk This Saturday

10-02-2013

The LECO Fit 4 Fall - 5k Run/Walk is this Saturday, October 5, at Riverview Park in St. Joseph. We hope to see you there!

 

This event, presented by LECO Corporation, supports Hospice at Home, the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in Southwest Michigan.  Williamson Employment Services is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for this event.

 

For more information about the race, please visit:  http://www.fit4fall5k.com.

Williamson at Kent County Michigan Works! Job Fair

09-26-2013

Williamson will be at the Kent County Michigan Works! Job Fair tomorrow, September 27, from 9:00-11:30 am. We hope to see you there!

 

Come to the Westside Complex, 215 Straight Street NW in Grand Rapids.

Williamson at Franklin Street Michigan Works!

09-17-2013

Williamson Employment will hosting open application and interviews at the Franklin Street Michigan Works! in Grand Rapids on Thursday, September 19th from 10am-1pm. We are hiring for several positions. Pass this on to your family and friends!

Williamson Hosting Workshop

08-12-2013

Melinda and Callie from our Grand Rapids office will be at the Leonard Ave. Michigan Works! on Wednesday, August 14th from 9am-1pm hosting a workshop on the benefits of working through an employment agency. Immediately following will be open interviews for maintenance, call center, and manufacturing positions.

 

Share this with your family and friends, everyone is welcome!

SJ Cookout Door Prize Winners

07-24-2013

Congratulations to the door prize winners of our St. Joseph Summer Cookout! Again, thanks to everyone who came to say hello!

 

Angi S. Cooler with goodies
Suzy F. Iced tea maker with glasses and coasters
Julie S. Weber grill

SJ Cookout Pictures

07-19-2013

We had a lot of fun at our cookout, and it was great seeing everyone! We'll announce the prizewinners shortly.

 Jeff serving up hot dogs  Food and prizes

Having a good time

Williamson Special Presentation

06-19-2013

Williamson Employment Services will give a special presentation on the benefits of working through an employment agency. Everyone is invited!

 

When: Monday, June 24 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Where: Michigan Works! Association, 1560 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids

Consider A Manufacturing Career

05-21-2013

There has never been a better time than now. From a LinkedIn blog: "The reality is, today's manufacturing economy is the most sophisticated, forward-looking, and innovative business function in the world today."

 

Read the full article here.

"Like" Us On Facebook

05-15-2013

Did you know Williamson Employment Services has a Facebook page? "Like" us to receive helpful posts regarding job interviewing, advancing in your current job, the latest Williamson news, and the latest updates to our Hot Job openings.

 

Do you know someone who is seeking employment? Tell them to "like" our page, and check out our Hot Jobs listing!

Avoid These Six Interview Mistakes

04-08-2013

Don’t get caught making these interview mistakes!  Pay special attention to number 5 and do check that your cell phone is on silent before you walk in the door.

 

http://career-services.monster.com/yahooarticle/six-interview-mistakes#WT.mc_n=yta_fpt_article_six_interview_mistakes

The Importance of Being On Time

04-03-2013

Are you someone who is always running late? Do you walk into work at the last minute? Most people don't realize how truly important it is to show up on time for work, appointments, and scheduled events. Employers are ten times more likely to consider an individual who is on time or early for work for a promotion, than those who are late or walk into work at the last possible second.

 

Read more here.

Five Wow Factors To Win Over An Interviewer

03-21-2013

Do you get overwhelmed about interviewing? Here are five wow factors that will help you win over an interviewer and help you score the job that you deserve.

 

http://shine.yahoo.com/secrets-to-your-success-20120120/job-interview-5-ways-them-wow-201100881.html

Five Toughest Interview Questions

03-12-2013

Not sure how to interview well?  Worried that you won’t present yourself well and get tongue tied?

 

When interviewing, it is best to be prepared, honest, and positive.  Prepare for those difficult interview questions that you may be asked!  Master the 5 Toughest Interview Questions by Ritika Trikha will help you present your best self!

Becoming a Better Employee

03-07-2013

Have you ever been passed up for the promotion you were seeking? Do you desire to be hired by the company for which you are working as an assigned employee for Williamson Employment Services, Inc.?

 

An article from recruiter.com describes how to become a better employee. It may make all the difference for you!