Knowledge Services, a workforce management and IT consulting firm, is one of the few companies that have been able to overcome the challenges of a bad economy and maintain a consistent growth curve. In the process, the company has also remained a steady job-creator for major markets such as Indianapolis.
In 2011, the company, which is Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certified, announced its plan of creating 200 jobs by 2015. Having already exceeded this job creation goal, they are now setting its second expansion plan, which is likely to create 400 new jobs by 2018. As part of its new growth plan, the company will also be expanding its Indianapolis-based headquarter.
The current headquarters, which is located in the northeast side of the city, will gain about 5,500 square feet of space to house its software development and client support services teams by November.
“Coupled with their recent growth in 2011, this announcement shows that Knowledge Services is flourishing in Indy's rapidly growing digital technology sector. This growth continues to provide our talented workforce with high-paying, high tech jobs making Indy a more competitive market for keeping young professionals graduating from our universities' technology degree programs. This is a key component of the future of innovation and development in Indy,” Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard noted.
Founder and chief executive officer of Knowledge Services Julie Bielawski acknowledged that Indiana’s welcoming business environment combined with the talented workforce was what led the company to grow and expand.
Of its 1100+ employees nationwide, the company currently employs more than 310 full-time associates in the Indianapolis area, and 650 associates across the state. It is hiring for positions including software development, accounting, customer support, training and business development associates.
The company has been rewarded $2,350,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for its valuable contributions toward the state’s job market.