Hendricks County-based Safe Hiring Solutions LLC and sister company Safe Recruiter Solutions on Thursday announced plans to expand operations in Indiana and hire up to 284 employees in Indiana by the end of 2020.
Safe Hiring, founded in 2004, offers background checks, automated reference checks and visitor management systems through its web-based technology for schools, corporations, hospitals and not-for-profit organizations. It operates from a 6,000-square-foot headquarters at 64 E. Marion St. in Danville.
Safe Hiring and Safe Recruiter Solutions plans to spend $1.3 million to renovate an 8,000-square-foot facility at 119 S. Washington St. in Crawfordsville. The space is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The two firms will hire for positions in operations, recruiting, business development, marketing, human resources and software development. The jobs are expected to pay 30 percent above Indiana’s average annual wage of $44,350, or more than $57,000 per year.
The two firms currently employ 37 fulltime employees.
Safe Recruiter Solutions, founded this year, works with high school and community college students to train, screen and provide them with practical work experiences and industry certifications to meet workforce demands from local industry leaders.
The new Crawfordsville facility, which includes collaborative workspaces, will serve as Safe Recruiter Solutions’ headquarters and also support Safe Hiring Solutions’ growing team.
The companies have thousands of clients, including 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.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Safe Hiring Solutions up to $2.57 million in conditional tax credits and up to $180,000 in training grants based on the job-creation plans. The incentives hinge on the company’s ability to meet hiring goals.
The City of Crawfordsville approved additional incentives.