Spherion Staffing announces plans to expand at Electric Works

A rendering depicts the redeveloped West Campus of Electric Works at dusk. CONTRIBUTED

Spherion Staffing of Fort Wayne announced Feb. 6 plans to expand to a larger space at Electric Works.

The locally owned office of the national staffing firm is celebrating its 10th anniversary and continued growth with the announcement, according to a statement from the company.

“We are experiencing an ever-increasing demand for our talented employees and our investment in state- of-the-art recruiting facilities and recruiting technologies is exciting,” Tom Pentenburg, who co-owns the Fort Wayne office with his wife, Elizabeth, said in the statement. “We look forward to partnering with Electric Works to support our growth.”

Pentenburg said the project highlights what makes Fort Wayne an excellent place to live, work and play in the Midwest region.

“Electric Works is uniquely positioned as an engine for talent development and a perfect fit for Spherion. We have developed deep roots in the Fort Wayne hiring community and will continue to invest in helping local companies find great talent and in helping great talent find the right career opportunities,” he said.

The redevelopment of the former General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne, Electric Works will include 39 acres, 18 historic buildings and more than 1.2 million square feet of space for offices, innovation and retail, among other uses.

“Tom and Elizabeth’s story is one of local innovation and growth,” Jeff Kingsbury of RTM Ventures, the development team behind Electric Works, said in the statement. “They are strong believers in Electric Works being the best place for them to write the next chapters of that story.”

Spherion Fort Wayne, which is currently located at 4112 E. State Blvd., joins a list of tenants for Electric Works, the first phase of which is currently under construction.

Other previously announced tenants include Parkview Health, Indiana Tech, Medical Informatics Engineering and Fort Wayne Metals.