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Indianapolis, Ind. (August 17, 2015)– MS-IL Staffing has been recognized as one of the 2015 Indiana Companies to Watch, an awards program presented by the State of Indiana and the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation


Twenty companies from Indiana will be honored as outstanding second-stage companies during the seventh annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards program, held on August 27 in Indianapolis.


Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates Indiana’s privately-held second-stage companies, those businesses that are past the startup phase, are considered to be established, and face issues of growth, not survival.


Companies honored range in industries and have headquarters based in 11 counties throughout the state. Among the 20 honored companies in 2015 is MS-IL Staffing.


MS-IL Staffing strengths are many, aside from being one of the fastest growing staffing agencies in the Midwest, they are also one of the fastest growing minority and woman-owned businesses in the country. MS-IL prides themselves on putting people ahead of profits. This has allowed them to build an all-star management team that will continue to make MS-IL the most innovative, boutique staffing agency in the country.


From 2011 through 2014, these companies generated $579 million in revenue and added 313 employees (both in Indiana and out of state), reflecting a 94 percent increase in revenue and 50 percent increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 25 percent annual revenue growth and 14 percent annual growth in employees.


These companies project continued growth in 2015, with a 23 percent revenue increase and 16 percent growth in employees (both in Indiana and out of state) compared to 2014. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated $820 million in revenue and added 761 employees over the last five years — a 139 percent increase in revenue and 174 percent increase in jobs since 2011.


This program would not be possible without the generous support of the State of Indiana and the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Sponsors include the Barnes & Thornburg, Katz Sapper & Miller, Key Bank, Purdue University and Ivy Tech Corporate College.


Companies to Watch firms must employ between six and 150 full-time equivalent employees, have between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue or working capital in place, and demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage or other notable strengths.



About OSBE

Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) oversees the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Indiana Small Business Ombudsman. The OSBE staff helps grow the Indiana economy by assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs and personal consultation. For more information on OSBE and to see how Indiana is “the state that works” for entrepreneurs visit


About the ISBDC

As part of OSBE, the ten Indiana Small Business Development Centers (ISBDC) support the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and access to a network of resources. Funding for the regional ISBDCs comes from state universities, chambers of commerce, economic development offices, mayor offices, and banks. Statewide financial support is provided by U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College. Administratively, the ISBDC Lead Center is operated by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), an agency of the Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. To learn more about the ISBDC and to become a client visit:


About Indiana Companies to Watch

Indiana Companies to Watch is an awards program celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs presented by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, its Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Sponsors include the Barnes & Thornburg, Katz Sapper & Miller, Key Bank and Ivy Tech Corporate College.

We have started our construction build out on our new office location in Hebron, Kentucky.  Our new address is 2091 North Bend Rd., Ste 130, Hebron, KY 41048.  We will be operating out of this office during the build out, so please come by and see us for job opportunities.  We are hiring for all shifts in a warehouse environment with great pay.


Last week Ericka Flye of RTV6 (The Indy Channel) stopped by to interview MS-IL Staffing & Packaging owner, Leticia Snoddy. For more information, click here:

MS-IL Staffing is expanding again!

We are pleased to announce three new locations, Hebron, KY; Plainfield, IN; and Lombard, IL. Job seekers come in and apply. We are looking for you! Please call toll free 1-855-243-5562 and learn more about the jobs we have to offer.

Our Plainfield office is opening soon and will be located at: 2685 E. Main St. Suite 103. Plainfield, IN 46168.

We are also hiring at the Hebron, KY and Lombard, IL locations, call now for more information!

Founded in 2001 with the mission that “We differentiate ourselves in this competitive market through our partnership approach, dedication to client satisfaction, commitment to quality and excellence and culture of accountability”

(Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our new Greensburg Location)

Exciting news for both Greensburg and New Albany.  We most recently completed our office renovation in New Albany, IN.  We are located at 3211 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150.  Please come by to visit and see what job opportunities we have for the New Albany area.

In Greensburg we most recently partnered with Hitachi Powdered Metals to become their provider of labor for the upcoming years.  We have multiple opportunities for job seekers, so come visit us at 1903 North Greensburg Crossing, Greensburg, IN 47240 or visit us online at

Come join us for the GRAND OPENING of our new Greensburg Office location.  We are moving into a newly renovated space at 1903 N Greensburg Crossing, Greensburg, IN 47240.

We will be holding a ribbon cutting event on February 5th at 11:00 am.  There will be drinks, snacks, and an opportunity to tour our new office. This new location will allow us to better serve our customer base and employees.  We are doubling our square footage and streamlining the recruiting process.  We are excited about our growth within the Greensburg community and are looking for great partnerships in the upcoming years.


Latino Community Development presents LATINO NIGHT
August 16th 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indiana Fever vs. Chicago Sky (starts at 7:00pm)

Before Tip-Off starting at 4pm, Invite your friends, family and everyone you know to the first annual LATINO NIGHT where over 80 vendors from Indianapolis area restaurants and businesses will be outside with free samples. Get a taste of Latino culture indoors with live entertainment before the game!

To Purchase Game tickets, click the link below! Free t-shirt, hot dog, chips and drink vouchers with each ticket purchase!

Proceeds go to the 14th Annual Santa Comes To Town – Indianapolis.

Come celebrate with us amigos! See you there!


For more information click on the images below:


LMSB2S-LogoMS-IL has made a 3 year commitment in helping Let’s Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools. Let’s Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools is a multi-year campaign supporting United’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 conventions, which will be co-located with the Food Marketing Institute conventions in Chicago. The new Midwest campaign builds on the momentum of United’s successful salad bar campaigns in New Orleans, Texas and California that donated salad bars to 50, 100 and 436 schools respectively. The salad bars highlight the produce industry’s commitment to improving child nutrition and combating childhood obesity.

The goal of Let’s Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools is to increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption by donating salad bars to schools in IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI.

Let’s Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools is a special campaign of the United Fresh Foundation, under the umbrella of the national Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) initiative. LMSB2S-picture

LMSB2S supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead federal agency for LMSB2S. School salad bars are an effective strategy to increase students’ fruit and vegetable consumption and help them develop healthier eating habits. Salad bars are also an easy way for schools to meet the new nutrition standards for school lunch, which double the amount of fruits and vegetable served and emphasize a colorful variety.Over the last 3 years, salad bars have been donated to over 400 Midwest schools, benefiting more than 150,000 students. Let’s Move Salad Bars to MIDWEST Schools continues the United Fresh Foundation’s tradition of benefiting children and schools in the region of the country hosting our annual convention, which will be in Chicago in 2014-2016. The United Fresh Foundation, a founding partner of the national Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative, works with the produce industry, foundations, allied organizations, and others to support school salad bars.

Multilayered political issues are not uncommon to the staffing industry. In fact immigration, unemployment, job creation, and health benefits for temporary workers are all hurdles we in the staffing industry have encountered for years. Now that the 2012 Presidential election is over most of the USA can all take a deep breath. Health care has been an ongoing topic of discussion to the majority of Americans for some time now leading into the election. Now that the election is over we are all left wondering when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will take effect. The PPACA will affect all U.S. employers; the greatest impression is going to be left on the staffing industry. While beneficial, the act will create the prospect for non-traditional workers to access affordable healthcare for the first time. Inversely, the unique characteristics of covering the cost, important guideline questions, regulation, and complementary industry products that will arise to supplement the temporary workforce with sporadic assignments and highly flexible work schedules will make the act’s implementation a daunting task for staffing firms of all sizes.

The new law clearly states that companies with over 50 full-time employees will have to provide health benefits to all of its employees or pay penalties. What keeps me up at night is when this law takes effect what will happen to MS-IL Staffing. MS-IL sends out over a thousand workers weekly. Currently, those workers are offered health coverage after a 90 day waiting period, but the insurance premium is paid by the worker. In a quick calculation of the cost for my employer to provide the government mandated health insurance to its 1,000 plus temporary workers annually would exceed $3 million.

MS-IL Staffing is just one of hundreds possibly thousands of staffing companies facing the same dilemma the roughly $.80/hour increase per worker based on a 40 hour work week. One answer is simple: transfer all or a significant portion of this cost to the client. A staffing company who just sends out 50-200 people weekly working 40 hours/week is considered to be a large employer by the PPACA, however it couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s fair to say that the majority of every staffing company not sending out a minimum of 1,000 people weekly will immediately go out of business once the law is in effect. How will the industry change as a result? The first visible result will be an enormous reduction in the number of staffing companies.

Where do we buy the insurance? Like most staffing companies that currently offer insurance to their temporary workers MS-IL offers a portable, mini-med program that provides inexpensive, portable, basic coverage. These medical programs do not meet the requirements of the PPACA. The temporary employee market has not ever been attractive enough for the insurance companies to offer insurance. Workers often leave temporary employment, or become the full time employee of the client after only a short period of time. Medical insurance packages offered to temporary employees that meet the required federal coverage levels simply don’t exist, because the temporary staffing workforce is constantly changing.

There is the question of state-run health care exchanges, but the states have not yielded an answer as to whether or not they will provide an exchange. Obviously, this is a question only to be answered by the states themselves. Equally, we must ask ourselves what is going to happen, if a state decides not to participate.

The most glaring procedural question is: When does full-time employment start according to the PPACA? The answer is that we don’t even have an idea when we will find out. From the perspective of a staffing company the ramifications of this question are enormous. For instance if the look-back period is longer, then the less expensive the cost will be for a staffing firm to offer health care. In the same respect the penalties will be fewer as well. If the look back period is shorter it is going to be far more expensive to offer health insurance. Also, the number of penalties will be far more expensive to the employer as well.The exposures to the staffing industry by the PPACA might leave you wondering if the industry will continue. The answer is that staffing will continue to exist, but the face of the industry will be changed forever. The decisions made to reduce the cost and fulfill guideline requirements will forever change the industry as we know it today. Ultimately our conscientious pronouncements will change manufacturing, logistics, insurance, and every blue collar job in America very soon!

Every year the week before Thanksgiving WZPL and the Smiley Morning Show put on a Phonathon for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you listen to WZPL 99.5, then most likely you’ve heard the broadcast for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Of all the philanthropies that MS-IL participates in every year the Make-A-Wish Foundation is possibly our favorite. Since its creation in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has stuck to its core values to improve the lives of children with life threatening medical conditions. The Make-A-Wish foundation reaches more than 250,000 children around the world. To that end, philanthropy is a great part of the MS-IL organization. Originally, I as many of the internal employees of MS-IL were drawn to the MS-IL organization understanding its strong commitment to the charity of others. We at MS-IL are thankful for the Make-A-Wish foundation, and equally thankful to be able to make a life-affirming impact for the lives of children everywhere through great organizations like Make-A-Wish.

Not everyone understands the idea of outsourcing staffing needs, but more and more people are beginning to understand the benefits of saving opportunity cost through outsourcing labor. Rolling out a requirement to a 3rd party isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign that an organization is expanding, or an organization is getting enough projects to increase their manpower. Few people outside of the realm of staffing and recruiting fully understand the industry, but the industry receives widespread criticism even though it is incredibly important to almost all facets of business in America. Manpower is crucial to completing projects and the most important asset a company creates other than its products. I’ve always said, “Do what you do best, and source out the rest.” I accredit that statement with a great degree of the successful projects I have completed on time. The proper staff will always dictate the success of any project, and an understaffed project is destined to fall short.

For Staffing as a whole the economy is simple: In the grand scheme of things, a sales person that cost you $10,000 and carries their target of $4M is worth every penny. Hiring anything less than the best candidate available is a false economy. The same goes for light industrial staffing. If your production lines can’t function, because there aren’t enough workers to staff all three shifts, then you might find yourself standing in the unemployment line when your deliverables are not met.

Positive points to thank about when considering a move to contingent labor are:

When you employ an agency, it – not you – becomes the temp worker’s employer. The agency is responsible for and bears the financial burden of recruiting, screening, testing and hiring workers; payroll expenses and paperwork; payroll and withholding taxes; unemployment and workers’ compensation insurance; and any employee benefits they may wish to provide. Some agencies even provide training such as software application tutorials and orientation. To that end, production is the true cause of business. Every business function needs a plan to be effective. A sourcing plan should include all the possible sources for candidates and indicate where, how, and at what cost those resources will be utilized. The best choice is the most educated choice. If you would like to explore the possibilities of moving to a contingent labor model, then please contact us at 855-243-5562.