Leading third-party logistics solutions and freight brokerage services firm PLS Logistics Services is expanding significantly in 2014, opening a new office in Tampa and creating 120 new sales jobs with a base salary of $35,000 over the next three years.
"PLS is excited to announce the opening of our new Tampa sales office. We will be able to better serve our growing client base in the greater Tampa area and also capitalize on the population of young, talented professionals this region provides," says PLS VP Bob Janeda.
Founded in 1991, the Pennsylvania-based company
was ranked among Transport Topics’ Top 25 Freight Brokerage firms
. PLS uses proprietary web-based transportation management system PLS PRO to cater to the mobility needs of its customers.
With significant capital investments being planned in the Tampa Bay market, the new sales jobs will largely focus on further growing the company’s client base in the greater Tampa Bay region as well as nurturing new and existing customers to ensure logistics success.
"PLS feels that Tampa Bay has a strong workforce and is a growing community with critical mass. We appreciate the business-friendly regulatory and government environment of Florida and Tampa," says Janeda.
After experiencing substantial success in core Midwestern markets serving industrial companies, PLS made moves to enlarge its territory to serve shippers of all shapes, sizes and industries and expand services beyond its Midwestern reach.
The company recently opened new offices in Pittsburgh, Houston and Jacksonville.
"Our successful expansion into Jacksonville was a key driver in the desire to expand in Tampa," says Janeda.
Atop the company’s must-have list during the site-selection process was proximity to area universities as well as downtown areas that provide entertainment and cultural options for their employees.
The company’s determination and commitment to their customers drive a rich corporate culture of innovation, collaboration, growth and reward.
"To be successful, it takes a hungry, aggressive person who is willing to put in the time to learn and grow. Because of the nature of the job, it is imperative that our management team create a fun, yet competitive environment," says Janeda.
To find out about career opportunities, visit PLS online
Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Bob Janeda, PLS Logistics Services