Strategic Staffing Solutions has announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters, Detroit branch office, and development center operations to the Fisher Building in the New Center neighborhood from the Penobscot building in downtown Detroit.
The company says the first phase of the move — which will include the development center — could be completed by the holidays. Corporate and branch offices will follow in early 2020, and be finished by mid-summer 2020. S3 has been the Penobscot building’s second largest tenant, occupying the 25th, 26th, and 29th floors.
“We are delighted to be moving into the Fisher Building. Our company continues to grow, and we have reached the point where we need to expand our physical space,” says Cynthia Pasky, founder and CEO of S3. “While the decision to move wasn’t an easy one to make as downtown means a lot to us, we know this move is the right thing to do for our company, employees, and consultants. The Fisher Building is located in a growing neighborhood, and it’s more convenient for many of our employees and consultants, yet still conveniently near some of our oldest and most valuable customers.”
The development center and call center operations will be located on the sixth floor in a space that was recently upgraded, including new security features. Corporate offices and branch offices will move to the building’s 20th and 21st floors, respectively, after renovations are complete.
“We are honored to welcome Strategic Staffing Solutions, a leading global corporation and remarkable corporate citizen, to the Fisher Building,” says Peter Cummings, executive chairman and CEO of The Platform, which owns the Fisher Building. “S3 will soon become our largest tenant, bringing the Fisher Building’s occupancy close to 80 percent. Coupled with the recent opening of the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center, new businesses in the Fisher Building and along Woodward, and new residential options like The Boulevard, it is an incredibly exciting time in New Center.”
Pasky and S3 support Detroit institutions including the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board, the Detroit Mounted Police and the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Eastern Market, The Parade Co., and the Michigan Humane Society.
“S3 will remain a passionate supporter of Detroit, and will always be headquartered here,” Pasky says. “This move is great for S3 in every way as we continue to grow. We’re excited to join our new neighbors in another iconic Detroit building.”
S3 was founded in 1991. Last year, the international information technology and business services corporation recorded more than $350 million in revenue. The company offers staff augmentation, direct hire recruiting, workforce programs, and outsourced solutions with global industry expertise in energy/utility, health care services, insurance, communications, and financial services. It has more than 3,600 consultants in 49 of 50 states and in 15 countries in Europe and the Americas.
An Art Deco jewel, the 30-story Fisher Building opened in 1928 at the corner of W. Grand Boulevard, and Second Avenue. It was built by the seven Fisher brothers, who founded Fisher Body in 1908 in Detroit. The building was designed by Albert Kahn, and it includes the 2,089-seat Fisher Theatre.