Agency Corner Staffing opens in LaPlace

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2022

LAPLACE — While Jaimie Williams now resides in Houston, LaPlace will forever be her home, and she looks forward to serving the people and businesses in the community through her new business, Agency Corner Staffing.

A ribbon cutting ceremony with parish officials celebrated the grand opening of the business, located at 1520 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace in the suite next to Saint Optical.

Williams has always been in the business of helping people. It’s a value she learned from her mother, the late Dorothy Williams, as well as her brother, former Major League Baseball player Gerald Williams, who passed away earlier this year.

Williams has upheld her family’s legacy of caring for others as the owner of a Houston-based credit repair business known as Credit Merit Consultants. She also owns a candle company, Credit Merit Home Scents, and a resume-building company called Resume the Right Way.

While her Houston-based businesses have served St. John the Baptist Parish and surrounding areas from afar, Williams saw a need to open a staffing agency in her home town.

Agency Corner Staffing has a two-fold goal of assisting businesses in building a strong workforce as well as serving local families who need assistance with job placement. More than an ordinary staffing agency, Agency Corner Staffing also offers notary services, resume-building services and interview classes that prep candidates to become successful employees.

“We want all businesses to know that we are here and we are ready and willing to assist in filling the jobs for them. If anyone is looking for the jobs, we need them to fill those positions,” Williams said. “Even though I left LaPlace in 2005 when Katrina happened and moved to Houston, I come home often because I still have so much family here. Knowing there hasn’t been a staffing agency located in my hometown in years, I saw there was a need for assistance here, especially after the storm. The need right now is really to get the word out about people who want to go back to work and are ready to work. We need people to hit the ground running, whether it was a full-time position or even if it’s just an as-needed basis.”

According to Williams, administrative jobs, warehouse jobs and positions in the medical field are currently high in demand, creating great opportunities for locals who are ready and willing to work.

Temporary business hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and by appointment only on Saturday. The business can be reached on several social media outlets, including: Theagencycorner on Instagram, ACSLaPlace on Twitter, and Agency Corner Staffing on Facebook.

The company’s website, agencycornerstaffing.com, includes online forms for businesses to post inquiries and for job-seekers to upload their resume.

According to Williams, Agency Corner Staffing will be offering a 10% discount on the first client invoice during the first month following the grand opening.

For more information, please visit Agency Corner Staffing at 1520 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace or call 985-233-4385.