Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
Adapting and evolving alongside Minnesota’s changing manufacturing sector,
“As the staffing needs of the manufacturing sector have evolved, so has
“When my father started, manufacturers were looking for short-term skilled labor.
Minnesota’s manufacturing sector recovers, GKA’s legacy in the engineering, architecture and IT sectors has uniquely prepared the company for the evolving needs of Minnesota’s manufacturing and high tech industries — from nonprofits to biotechnical companies, start-up firms and Fortune 500 companies. In the last five years – coming out of the depths of the most recent recession – the firm realized average year-over-year growth of 24 percent.
Despite predictions of the demise of the recruiting and staffing industry due to the Internet, job boards and social networks like LinkedIn, demand for our services is stronger than ever,” commented Konik. “Over the years, our ability to evolve with our client’s business models as well as the changing industry combined with our continued local focus has provided us with a distinct perspective. This perspective translates into a win-win for our clients.”
second-generation family business, George’s son Brad purchased the firm in June 2000. The younger Konik joined his father in the family business in 1997 following graduation from Harvard University. A hockey player himself, Brad played for Harvard before stints with the Providence Bruins and Charlotte Checkers. In 2009, Brad sold part ownership of the company to long-time employee Tom Goettl who now serves as Vice President of the firm.
"My father has been a mentor in every aspect of my life,” said Konik. “He taught me how to walk, how to skate and most importantly remembering what matters most in life —building lasting relationships. As Tom and I take the company into the next decade, I am proud to carry on his legacy. It is fundamental to every aspect of the company.”
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