How Your Employment Solutions Became the Best Staffing Agency in Utah

In 1995 Utah-based Bailey’s Moving and Storage created an in-house staffing agency to absorb their risk of hiring new employees during the company’s busy season. They named this new employment company Your Employment Solutions.

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Early in 1996 Your Employment Solutions hired two motivated young men named Kerry Westenskow and Reed Laws. Kerry and Reed quickly found they worked well together and—a short time later—when Kerry was hired on as an accountant by Bailey’s, they continued to stay in contact both professionally and personally.

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Reed became the office manager for Your Employment Solutions and for the next three years he worked long hours, often around the clock, at YES’s original location—a 250 sq. ft. room located in an industrial garage off 5th North and 7th West in North Salt Lake.

The Struggles of Adolescence

In those days there was only one other employee in addition to Reed. Business often proved difficult and profits were sparse. In fact, in February of 1997 YES managed only $180 in revenue. But Reed saw potential in the company and stuck it out.

That decision to stick with YES paid big dividends in 1999 when Reed saw an opportunity to expand Your Employment Solutions into a company that served the employment needs of multiple businesses. So, together with Kerry, he gathered a team of investors to acquire Your Employment Solutions from Bailey’s.

Steady Growth and Office Hopping

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Business substantially increased over the next year and YES outgrew its original office space. In the year 2000 Reed and Kerry moved the office around the corner with their recently added third employee – Jarum Stone – to a location on 4th North and 7th West.

The three of them remained there until 2004 when the company was forced to move to a new location at 160 Cutler Drive.

By 2010 YES was once again bursting at the seams and they moved to their current location on 250 N. Redwood Rd. They also added a second office on-site serving an important client in Ogden.

In 2012 Your Employment Solutions added an additional office in at the business depot in Ogden. And in 2013 YES expanded yet again adding two more additional on-site location in Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah.

The Best Staffing Agency in Utah

The beginnings of YES were quite challenging. But from a small subsidiary company Your Employment Solutions has grown into a strong independent organization serving important clients all over the state of Utah – not to mention helping thousands upon thousands of people find good Utah jobs.

Reed and Kerry’s vision of creating the best staffing agency in Utah started with them, but can only continue to be carried forward by the quality employees and co-workers at Your Employment Solutions.

It’s the people who work here who have made YES successful. As Reed said in a recent Utah Business magazine article, “My finest accomplishment has been hiring a team more capable than myself to help move YES forward.”

So, to all the employees of YES – past, present, and future: Thank you for helping to make work happen for thousands of people in Utah. Thank you for helping to make Your Employment Solutions a success.

Cheers to Utah Business!
Eric Nelson
Marketing Manager
Your Employment Solutions

“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Eric Nelson

Eric is the director of marketing at Your Employment Solutions. He helps connect Utah jobseekers to great Utah jobs. He loves running, going to movies, eating sushi, and then running some more.

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