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“As a distribution company, we are especially tuned in to having personnel who are properly trained for distribution services,” says The Grimes Companies President Michael O’Leary. In other words, with Metrix, The Grimes Companies knows exactly what its customers are getting.

Metrix Staffing Agency in Jacksonville: A Different Approach to Recruiting

Metrix Staffing Agency in Jacksonville, FL: "WE’RE DIFFERENT"

Staffing agencies add tremendous value to the talent acquisition landscape of organizations. And, nearly all of them – there are hundreds in Northeast Florida --- say they’re unique. Some companies pitch, for example, that they have an exclusive resume-review process or special access to candidates. Metrix has those services in its portfolio; plus, it “vets” its personnel like none of its peers.

“We’re different,” says Metrix staffing executive Millie Gabriel. “In addition to saying that that we are a traditional agency that does interviews, background checks, drug tests and computer testing, I’m able to elaborate on who Grimes is, what we do, and how we have an opportunity to use people in the warehouse first.” Metrix provides an alternative to traditional staffing agencies for clients within the distribution industry by supplying proven staff, flexible solutions and measurable results.

It’s an extraordinary hook for Gabriel as she meets with prospective clients; there’s never a need or notion to overpromise. Personnel available from Metrix are observed performing functions like order picking, light manufacturing, inventory control, maintenance, material handling and line supervision. “What really sets us apart from other agencies is that we truly are able to vet staff before we send them out,” she says.

THE METRIX ADVANTAGE: Benefits of Working with our Staffing Agency

The Grimes Companies has 75 trucks and about 300,000 square feet of warehouse space, having recently expanded to meet the growing demand for the company’s various services. But The Grimes Companies is much more than a transportation company and its warehouses are much more than storage facilities; the company offers expertise in all areas of supply chain management and third-party logistics. At The Grimes Companies, warehouse employees work in multiple production lines with powered conveyors, carton and heat sealers, automatic bundlers and heat tunnels.

Notably, Grimes Packaging Co. is a contract manufacturing and packaging division of The Grimes Companies that provides services including light assembly, kitting and packaging, bundling and shrink sealing, co-packing and re-packing, and pallet and club store display setup. Services provided by Metrix, a subsidiary of Grimes Packaging Co, are an added value of doing business with The Grimes Companies.

“If someone is going out (through Metrix) as a forklift operator, we’ve used them as a forklift operator. If someone is going out as a driver, we’ve used them as a driver,” Gabriel says. “The same goes for a light assembly worker or a diesel technician.” Metrix – like its parent company -- hangs its hat on building relationships.

In the end, Metrix’ customers are hiring a staffing partner to do something that it can’t do internally. “It’s a great advantage to know the skilled employees we send out,” Gabriel says. “We’ve seen them perform and we know their attendance record, the quality of their work, and their ability to get along with others. There’s a proven reason to have confidence in them.”

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