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Smartsource expands business with new location

IT hiring, services firm outgrew former location

ST. CHARLES – Smartsource Inc. is building a bigger future for its company, 3801 E. Main St., St. Charles.

The building was bought with the idea of being able to expand the Smartsource staff, Smartsource CEO Joe Iovinelli said.

“We outgrew the old space so quickly,” Iovinelli said. “We’ll be able to fit 100-plus people over there and continue to grow.”

The old location is nearby, at 3813 E. Main St., St. Charles, which will make the move a bit easier, Vice President of strategy and development Keith Giffney said.

One of the perks of the new building will be improvements to the culture at Smartsource, Giffney said.

“Culture is the key thing, so we want to create a good and fun work environment,” Giffney said.

Iovinelli said Smartsource has about 45 in-house employees.

Smartsource is a technical resource company that works in the Chicago area to help clients find quality candidates and look for staffing solutions in technical staffing and IT-centric staffing. There are two divisions geared toward serving clients: Smartsource Technical Staffing and Smartsource Technical Solutions.

“One hires IT professionals and the second has IT services,” Iovinelli said. “They also do a lot of mobile broadband wireless services to determine what the strongest internet speed is and work with the client to see which internet service will serve them better.”

The divisions even help local companies such as Doran Scales in Batavia.

Iovinelli said St. Charles has provided Smartsource with many good years, while the company has brought its share of benefits to the community.

“Since we’ve been here, it’s been great,” he said. “We bring in a lot of people from out of town. We’re putting people in hotels, and I think we’ve been helping to drive business around here. St. Charles is a great town and we enjoy bringing people here.”

As for the jobs that will be open at Smartsource, many will be focused on building the sales team to spread the word about the company and get businesses involved to connect with IT professionals.

“The sales team will be knocking door to door to see what companies have IT jobs or projects open,” Iovinelli said.

For its future plans, Smartsource hopes to move quickly.

“We’re gonna be aggressively hiring and hopefully people will see that and be interested in working for us,” Iovinelli said.

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