BEDFORD — Local recruiting firm BANKW Staffing has quickly become a major private employer in the Granite State, matching job seekers with the ideal employer and ensuring both the client and the candidate are a strong fit, the company says.
Earlier this month, BANKW, based at 5 Bedford Farms Drive, reached a major milestone when it hit 18,000 job placements.
“We have made an impact with people’s lives. Our jobs are a large part of our identities, and by reaching that 18,000 milestone, we have impacted 18,000 people,” said Matt Nagler, BANKW Staffing’s managing partner, adding the company has helped individuals move ahead in their careers, change career paths, plan their finances and meet their goals.
BANKW is a $40 million a year company that has about 80 employees in New Hampshire, and 130 overall. Formed in 2011, BANKW is a culmination of several staffing providers including Alexander Technology Group, KBW Financial Staffing & Recruiting, Sales Search Partners and The Nagler Group.
“It has been a very collaborative environment,” Nagler said of the merger. “This is much more efficient.”
BANKW works with a myriad of companies including hospitals, universities and startups. Matching the right employee with the appropriate employer requires a lot of information from both entities to guarantee that the goals for every placement are understood and embraced.
“There is an art and a science to what we do,” Nagler said. “We meet every client. We meet every candidate.”
BANKW has offices in Bedford, Portsmouth and Woburn, Mass., and it opened its newest location in July on Franklin Street in Boston’s Financial District.
“We have been accelerating exponentially because we have more offices, and we are serving a larger geography,” said Nagler, who predicts that in about five years, BANKW will have one more office in Massachusetts, likely serving Boston’s western suburbs, and a potential total of about 200 employees.
He said there are numerous opportunities for expansion, especially because of the growing diversity in companies and organizations throughout the New Hampshire market.
The business climate in the Granite State is strong and growing, according to Nagler, adding the state has a booming workforce ecosystem right now.
Top talent in various technology roles is in high demand, he said, adding there are many manufacturing companies that need information technology workers or software developers. Human resources jobs are also highly available throughout the state, as law firms and corporations need more administrative help, accountants and finance experts, Nagler said.
“We just passed the 17,000 placement threshold in May, and to reach the 18,000 mark just four months later is a testament to our staff and our commitment to fuel New England’s vibrant economy by placing top talent across a wide range of sectors and leading companies,” Nagler said in a release.