CRAWFORDSVILLE - Safe Hiring Solutions and its sister company, Safe Recruiter Solutions, plan to expand their Indiana-based high-tech operations focused on enhancing hiring, recruiting and workforce development. As part of this growth, the companies will create up to 284 new, high-wage jobs in Indiana by 2020.
"Today's news marks another milestone for our economy as businesses continue to choose Indiana for growth and choose our hardworking Hoosier workforce to contribute to their future success,” said Lt. Governor Holcomb. "We are proud to be home to innovative companies like Safe Hiring Solutions and Safe Recruiter Solutions, which are developing solutions to support both employers and employees."
Safe Hiring Solutions clearly saw an advantage to doing business in Indiana. "As a state, we have worked diligently to establish a low-tax, limited-regulation, pro-growth business climate that is now recognized among the top five in the nation," Lt. Governor Holcomb noted. "As we enter Indiana’s third century, we will build on this momentum by increasing resources for Hoosier entrepreneurs, ensuring that the Hoosier state is the best place to start a business, grow a business and get a job.”
The Danville-based tech firm was named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation by Inc. magazine the last two years and must grow to meet the increased demand of its business-focused services. The company, along with Safe Recruiter Solutions, which launched in 2016, will invest $1.3 million to expand in Crawfordsville, renovating a 8,000-square-foot facility at 119 S. Washington St. The new space, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2016, will supplement the firms’ existing 6,000-square-foot headquarters at 64 East Marion St. in Danville and increase their overall footprint in central Indiana to accommodate the companies' growing teams.
Safe Hiring Solutions and Safe Recruiter Solutions, which together currently employ 37 full-time associates, plan to hire for c-level, operations, recruiting, business development, marketing, human resources and software development positions across both companies as part of their growth.
“Growing up in central Indiana, we are comfortable here, and the Midwestern values that are instilled in each of us has allowed our business to flourish over the past 13 years," said Mike McCarty, chief executive officer of Safe Hiring Solutions and Safe Recruiter Solutions. "We do business in all 50 states and all over the world based upon the Hoosier principles that each of us have. We have had other opportunities to expand, but we wanted to stay and expand in an area that involved the communities that mean so much to us.”
Founded in 2004, Safe Hiring Solutions offers background checks, automated reference checks and visitor management systems through its web-based technology for schools, corporations, hospitals and non-profit organizations around the world. The company serves thousands of organizations, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis; the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Kiwanis International; Indiana University; Purdue University and United Way of Central Indiana.