Qwerkz Partners with Billion Dollar Lumber Company as Employee Staffing Resource

Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson, Qwerkz CEO (Photo by Henry Jones Photography)

Columbia, SC: Qwerkz, a technology driven staffing company specializing in underrepresented and diverse talent, announced its newest partnership with 84 Lumber. Qwerkz is working with the 84 Lumber team to place candidates in their Management Training Program as well as other support roles.

Qwerkz Chief Recruiting Officer, Howard Kaplin, who is based out of Louisville and a staffing industry veteran, had this to say about the partnership, “84 Lumber has a tremendous history of developing great employees. With the fight for talent at all levels so tough right now, Qwerkz and 84 Lumber saw an opportunity to tap into some non-traditional pipelines, one of which is a Qwerkz core focus, former athletes. With the great employee development 84 Lumber does, and their promote from within mentality, former athletes bring great intangibles to their workplace that help make them both successful.”

When asked about the new partnership, Michelle Buczkowski, Vice President of Talent for 84 Lumber said “Athletes are among 84 Lumber’s most successful associates, and we are excited to be partnering with Qwerkz to help more athletes launch their career with us. Athletes have the proven ability to work as part of a team, adapt in any situation, take direction, or step up and lead. We are the nation’s largest family-owned building materials supplier with more than 250 stores in 30 states, and we are excited to work beside Qwerkz to identify hard working athletes from across the country to join our team.”

Qwerkz CEO and former NFL athlete, Corey Jackson, stated, "We are super excited to be partnering with 84 Lumber. It's a company that focuses on helping its employees advance to higher heights. This is a game changer for many non-college bound, high school athletes. The 84 Lumber/Qwerkz Partnership will have a profound impact on thousands of young men and women, especially those from underserved communities. Our motto is, “There’s More” and we look forward to providing even more great opportunities deserving athletes."

About Qwerkz: Qwerkz is a technology driven staffing company with headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 2016 by former NFL player and current CEO Corey Jackson, Qwerkz started out supporting former collegiate and pro athletes in their transition from sports to the workforce. Qwerkz has continued to grow with a focus on underrepresented and diverse talent, and now supports non-athletes and recently launched their technology placement line of business.

About 84 Lumber: Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania, 84 Lumber is the nation's leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings.


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