DETROIT (WWJ) – Strategic Staffing Solutions, a global IT and business services company, said Monday that it has opened an office in Riga, Latvia, to service its customers in the region and expand its growth in Europe.
The new office is located at Torna iela 4, Riga, LV-1050. Mantas Paskevicius, country manager in Lithuania, and Jeff Nelson, S3 vice president located in Richmond, VA, will oversee the operation.
S3 has staffed the office with local talent and support from Lithuania.
“Our customers have asked us to expand our capabilities in Eastern Europe and Latvia is a perfect place for S3 to grow in that part of the world,” said Denise Kurowski, executive vice president and lead executive on the Eastern Europe project. “It gives us an important base to enhance our services and grow our business with current and potential customers in the region.”
Latvia has emerged as a regional financial and commercial center in the Baltic Sea region and became part of the European Union in 2004, which are key elements in its future expansion.
Its growth in the financial and commercial services sectors dovetails with the industries S3 serves.
”We believe in getting in on the ground floor of new opportunities and Latvia is absolutely one of those opportunities,” Kurowski said. “It is well-positioned to achieve economic stabilization and regain robust levels of economic growth over the next few years. S3 is committed to being part of that progress. Our aim is to provide services and solutions to our current and potential customers in the region so they can continue to develop and produce high profitability goods and services, and create new, well-paying jobs.”
In addition, S3 will seek philanthropic ways to help and enhance the Riga community. Strategic Staffing Solutions values the communities it serves and requires all branch locations to participate in local community activities.
Strategic Staffing Solutions is an international, woman-owned, $200-million-plus IT services company based in Detroit. It provides IT consulting, customized project solutions, vendor management programs and an executive search service to financial institutions, energy companies, telecommunications, government agencies and retail and health care entities worldwide. It has approximately 2,000 consultants and is one of the Top 10 diversity companies in the industry. S3 has 26 offices, 22 in the U.S. and four in Europe.
More at www.strategicstaff.com.