United Personnel marks anniversary with donations

Date: 3/13/2015

SPRINGFIELD – In celebration of United Personnel’s 30th anniversary of providing human resources and staffing support throughout Western Massachusetts, the company has contributed $30,000 to local organizations in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties which support initiatives related to United Personnel’s business priorities as well as overall community support and development.

These priorities included:  advancing call center support, precision machining program through the TWO program, support for girls’ leadership, the STEM program and the Teacher Housing Initiative.

Donations included: Springfield Technical Community College, Berkshire Community College Foundation, Ascentria Refugee and Immigrant Services, Girls Inc. of Holyoke, Women’s Fund LIPPI Program, Teach for America, Develop Springfield, and Friends of the Homeless.

The donation to Girls Inc. of Holyoke, Women’s Fund LIPPI Program and Ascentria Refugee and Immigrant Services illustrates United Personnel’s strong effort to cultivate opportunities for women and minorities.

United Personnel’s funding efforts assist programs such as Teach for America, Berkshire Community College Foundation and the Precision Machining and Call Center Training programs administered through the TWO collaboration between Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College and the Regional Employment Board, ensure a chance for students to achieve their dreams and gain workforce skills.

Local nonprofits such as Develop Springfield and Friends of the Homeless were presented with some philanthropic benefit to help improve the Springfield community.

Tricia Canavan, President of United Personnel Services, stated, “We are so grateful for those in our region who have worked with us over the past 30 years. We appreciate the support and partnership from so many, from clients to candidates to our non-profit colleagues.  We are pleased to make these donations to support important initiatives which make our region a better place in which to live and work.”

As a top five, woman led organization recognized by the Boston Globe Magazine, Tricia Canavan of United Personnel understands the need for programs that facilitate education and employable skills.

Founded in 1984, United Personnel connects more than 700 people with great jobs throughout Western Massachusetts and beyond.  From temporary and contract work to direct hire placement, United provides clients with staffing solutions in a variety of industries and fields, including professional, administrative, medical and light industrial placement and vendor-on-premise project management.

A local, woman-owned business, United Personnel has received various awards throughout its history including: Businesswoman of Distinction Award from Pioneer Valley Girl Scouts, Inner City 100 List by Inc. Magazine, List of 500 Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America by Inc. Magazine, Super 60/ Fabulous 50 Away by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Top 100 Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts from the Babson College and Commonwealth Institute.