Castleton high-tech worker placement firm to add hundreds of new jobs

Knowledge Services expands second time in decade

INDIANAPOLIS - A north side firm that places high-tech temporary workers is adding hundreds of jobs to its own payroll, and it's the second big addition this decade for the firm. 

Knowledge Services recruits and places information technology, engineering and other high-tech workers in temporary jobs.

Owners said the thing that sets it apart and has produced explosive growth, is the extent to which it also manages those workers at their temporary locations.

That and Knowledge Services' own technology.

"I think that the fact that we have a proprietary software solution, that we are able to couple together with the services we provide in managing this contingent labor workforce, it really sets us aside," Julie Bielawski, Knowledge Services CEO, said.

Knowledge Services currently has 650 employees at its Castleton headquarters and elsewhere in Indiana, and more than 400 others nationwide.

The expansion announced Tuesday will add 400 other new workers by 2018, and the company has a track record of making good on job promises.

When it received a previous state incentive package in 2011, the company pledged to hire 200 new workers by 2015 and has already surpassed that figure.

"This is an Oracle University-certified training partner, committed to serving a multitude of industries,” Gov. Mike Pence said. “It's a perfect fit here in Indianapolis, the Crossroads of America, and increasingly each and every day, the crossroads of high-tech information companies."

State taxpayers will be contributing a little more than $2.5 million to the expansion in the form of training grants and conditional tax credits, which will be applied when the new workers are hired. 

The company said it is also expanding the space at its Castleton headquarters by nearly one-third, which will house software development and client support services.

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