TEKsystems opens new office in Downtown Lansing
TEKsystems was founded in 1983 by two entrepreneurs in Baltimore, Md., under the AeroTek Company. Its mission was to offer consulting services and an incredible dedication to meeting client needs.
According to its website, “TEKsystems is a flagship company of the Allegis Group – the world’s largest talent management company with annual revenue of $10.8 billion in 2014.”
After opening operations in Grand Rapids in 1994, the IT company will be expanding their offices locally, to downtown Lansing’s Washington Square this year.
Jon Carpenter, director of business operations for TEKsystems, spoke about the local expansion.
“We’ve been supporting Lansing for the last 20 years out of Grand Rapids, but we haven’t had a dedicated office in Lansing,” Carpenter said. “And with the IT market in Lansing, with our customers in that area, it’s gotten to the point where it makes sense to have space in Lansing, to better support our customers and our IT professionals that work for TEKsystems.”
The office, located at 300 S. Washington Square, is adjacent to other IT and technology companies, making it a great fit for the space.
“We’re excited to be at that location; just geographically, where it is in the heart of downtown Lansing, and within walking distance, there’s a lot of great restaurants, as well as a lot of the clients we support,” Carpenter said.
The office is in the newly renovated Knapp’s Centre. According to the Lansing State Journal, the 190,000 square foot art deco department store makeover cost $36 million.
The company itself consists of more than 80,000 IT consultants at 6,000 client sites, including 82 percent of the Fortune 500, working with offices and employees in North America, Europe and Asia.
Creating long-lasting relationships with 81 percent of the IT workforce, TEKsystems meets and interacts with more than 10,000 professionals face-to-face each week. It’s through these plentiful interactions that the company is able to bring insight into the IT labor market and careful selectivity of IT staff and consultants, making the company what it is today – $3.7 billion in annual revenue in 2014.
Lansing is proud to have such a successful employer amongst its leading healthcare facilities, entrepreneurs and bustling downtown environment.
TEKsystems has been named in FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for three years in a row.
Carpenter spoke about the company’s close-knit ties with other hugely successful corporations.
“We currently work with a budding 82 percent of the FORTUNE 500 companies, so we have exposure and a wide reach across the U.S. to attract IT talent,” he said.
The Lansing location will not only help bridge gaps, but will also be recruiting IT talent, expecting to hire eight more technical recruiters in the Knapp’s Centre office.
“We’ll be in a better place to support IT employees that currently work for TEKsystems; having a location in Lansing will give them some place to go for interaction and recruiting with our managers, as well as the ability to host various networking events for IT professionals in the greater Lansing area,” Carpenter said.
The team is already excited to be in the new space, referring to the open format as very conducive for the type of environment TEKsystems works in.
“Our recruiters and our account managers work in a very collaborative environment, so it supports that environment – being very open and allowing our team to work closely,” Carpenter said.
TEKsystems will be hosting an open house in its downtown location, inviting IT professionals, their clients and guests to come and see the new space, walk through and meet the team. The open house will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 300 S. Washington Square, Suite 430. For more information, visit www.teksystems.com.