Refinery Saves More through HR Solution

Reno, Nev. (June 29, 2009) - A Mississippi refinery, one of the largest in the nation, has seen savings of more than $550,000 annually, simply by changing the way it does its hiring. In the past, the refinery had used a combination of permanent and temporary tradespeople in its plants across the country. In 2008, supervisors started using CLP Resources, Inc. to supply welders, pipefitters and other industrial skilled tradespeople, sometimes upwards of 80 at a time. In less than a year, the refinery has increased its productivity so much that it’s now handling all of its variable workforce hiring through CLP.

“They know we understand their business and that we’re going to provide them with the absolute best match of skilled Journeymen with their projects,” explains Dustin Marchand, CLP’s VP of Industrial Sales and a 20-year veteran of the construction and manufacturing industries. “The recruiters they’d used in the past didn’t understand the specific needs of their business ~ the match wasn’t there, so production went down.”

“Hiring in and of itself can be a costly and time-consuming process, but especially so when it involves very specialized skills,” Marchand continues. “Some experts put the average cost of hiring and rehiring tradespeople at $5,500 to $11,000 annually. Multiply that by the hundreds of bad hires many companies go through in a year and now you’re talking big money. When they hire CLP, we take on all of that risk.”

The staffing experts at CLP understand their clients’ demand for proven industrial experience in every tradesperson they provide them, which is why more than 100 of the ENR 400, as well as thousands of contractors nationwide, trust CLP with their most important projects. In CLP’s 20-year history, they’ve provided flexible staffing solutions to industrial plants, refineries, airports, secured military facilities and Intel clean rooms around the country.

About CLP Resources, Inc.

CLP Resources, Inc. is the nation’s leading supplier of reliable skilled tradespeople to commercial, industrial and residential building contractors. Headquartered in Reno, CLP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI). To learn more about CLP, visit www.clp.com or call 800-CALL-CLP.

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