Placers ranks among INC 5000’s fastest growing companies

by placers on September 20, 2016 in News


Delaware staffing agency Placers has earned a spot on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing companies. The Newark-based temporary staffing company secured the #758th spot based on their 3-year growth of 526%!

Placers is not new to the Inc 5000 list, earning a spot on this exclusive list twice before in 1986 (#482) and 1987 (#404). CBI Group, a sister company within the Outside-In® Companies has also ranked on the list before in 2007, 2008 and 2013. This is however, the first time for “Placers 2.0” — a common colloquialism heard among Outside-In® the team.

The original Placers, which was founded in the early 70’s by Alan Burkhard was sold in 1999 after leading the staffing industry for 26 years and becoming one of Delaware’s largest employers. Burkhard’s son, Chris reintroduced the brand to the Delaware market in 2011 when clients of his then 10-year old recruitment solutions company CBI Group were asking for temporary staffing services.

“Placers is an iconic brand in the mid Atlantic region and making the INC list at #758 reflects both the market’s interest in contingent staffing and my team’s hard work,” remarks Chris Burkhard, President of Placers and the Outside-In® Companies. “Who would not be pleased to have made this list a collective six times as a family? We are glowing with pride on this accomplishment. However, our team knows we have much to do make the current and future Placers story as special as its legacy.”

In addition to the Inc 5000 list placement, Placers received three ‘2016 Honors’ including being one of only fifteen Delaware companies to make the cut in 2016, ranking as the 4th fastest growing company in the state. Placers also ranked #12 in the Human Resources category nationwide and #16 in the Philadelphia Metro Area.

Headquartered in Newark, DE, Placers provides temporary staffing services and helps customers throughout Delaware build and manage contingent workforce solutions. Whether companies are hiring one temp for a short-term need or 100 as part of their long-term strategic plan, Placers help companies manage the identification, hiring and performance management of contractors for administrative, IT, legal, manufacturing, and corporate jobs.

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