QPS Employment Group on Friday
afternoon in West Bend. The business moved into the Frisby
House in March after Shannon Foan called the West Bend
Chamber of Commerce inquiring about space to rent in West
Photos by John Ehlke
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Group moved into the Frisby House with a goal — to give
Washington County residents an opportunity to find work and
connect with employers.
304 S. Main St., is a recruiting staffing company that
offers temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hiring capabilities in
four specialty areas — industrial, skilled trades, office and
There are 50 recruiting centers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri and Kansas. QPS employs more than 5,500 employees and
works with more than 1,500 companies. They plan to have five
in-house employees at the West Bend office.
QPS also has a branches in Fond du Lac and Milwaukee.
“So we opened the West Bend location to be able to connect our
Fond du Lac location to our Milwaukee locations,” said Steve
Waller, regional vice president. “To close that gap in
recruiting to better service our companies.”
QPS was looking for a place in West Bend and saw the Frisby
Shannon Foan shuts down her
computer Friday afternoon the QPS Employment Group office in
West Bend. The business moved into the Frisby House in March
after Foan called the West Bend Chamber of Commerce
inquiring about space to rent in West Bend.
Photos by John Ehlke
“We stopped in and
met with them and it looked like a good opportunity for
us to utilize the space they had available and it worked
out for us, so we moved upstairs,” Waller said.
QPS shares the space with the West Bend Area Chamber of
Chamber Executive Director Craig Farrell said QPS is a
perfect tenant for owner Steve Kilian.
“We have so many members looking for employees. I am
glad to see they have additional help,” Farrell said.
“Virtually every member is looking to fill empty
positions. It’s a perfect marriage.”
Waller said employees can do anything from general labor
in a factory like packaging or assembly to skilled
trades like machine operators or forklift operators.
“And we have a division that does professional
placement. It would be more of plant management,
supervisors and quality control people,” Waller said.
Waller said the response has been good since the office
opened three weeks ago.
“We’ve had a number of customers that we’re working with
already as well as we’ve had a steady stream of
candidates coming in,” Waller said. “A little bit better
than expected, which is great for us. So far, so good.
We’re optimistic. We feel pretty good about the
location. We feel good about the market.”
Having QPS in the area will help the economy, Waller
“It allows another avenue for the unemployed worker or
the underemployed worker or just the casual candidate
that is looking for something different,” he said. “It
allows them for more opportunities to make connections
with the open job placements.”
Call QPS at 353-3987, visit 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays,
Wednesdays or Thursdays, or visit