Working World Staffing Services announces that on the 14th of this month, the company will celebrate their 40th anniversary.
We started out as a small “temp agency” focusing primarily on finding work for women who had not been in the workplace for a number of years and on manufacturers and small clerical offices looking for “temps” to cover for vacations, illnesses and peak periods. Temporary help was a fairly new concept in 1980 in McHenry County, but it quickly became widely accepted and so began Working World’s foothold in the staffing industry. Barb and Walt Kalemba saw the upward trend and opened a second office in Richmond and a third in Lake Zurich. “Our original staff was most important to our growth,” said Barb Kalemba, Working World founder. “They understood the community and had no fear of reaching out to potential clients, explaining how staffing worked, and our company grew and grew.” The sentiment remains the same with current owners Nancy Wenzel, President and Jim Sales, Site and Safety Manager. “Our staff is the most important part of our success story. Their dedication to our clients and to our candidates shows in everything they do. Although many things have changed in staffing, relationships still remain priority one.”
Since its inception in 1980, the company has been producing staffing solutions for all of it’s clients and candidates. Working World has adapted to new employer requirements, added various testing and advances in interviewing techniques. This year they will add video interviews and expand their dental division, adding to its long list of advancements. “McHenry and Lake Counties have been our focus throughout the last 40 years and we can’t thank our clients and candidates enough for the faith they have put in us to get their jobs filled and to find them meaningful employment. We are stronger than ever and plan on being here for a long time to come.”