BARRYSTAFF is a 2017 Eclipse Integrity Award winner.
The longtime employment agency was honored May 9, 2017 at a gala in the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center. The award recognizes organizations and individuals who demonstrate superior commitment to ethics and integrity in the marketplace.
BARRYSTAFF is the first staffing company to win the award.
“This is an incredible honor,” BARRYSTAFF president Doug Barry said. “When my parents founded this company back in 1980, they founded it on integrity. This award means a lot.”
Founder Pam Barry agreed.
BARRYSTAFF seeks out and staffs employees for over a hundred companies in the Dayton region. Most of them are manufacturers, although BARRYSTAFF hires a high number of clerical employees as well.
The company prides itself on the ability to quality employees of all varieties. Local employers have called on BARRYSTAFF to help them find architects, chemists and engineers. Whatever the request, BARRYSTAFF will deliver.
BARRYSTAFF took home the top prize for intermediate sized businesses (15-99 employees). Other winners included Solid Rock Roofing Inc., The Cakery, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, The Humane Society of Greater Dayton and Echoing Hills Village Inc.
“BARRYSTAFF has its finger on the pulse of the economic climate and workforce needs of our community,” said Dayton BBB president and CEO John North. “For decades, they have operated with integrity as they prepared and matched workforce with Miami Valley businesses.
“Your BBB is proud to honor BARRYSTAFF as a 2017 Eclipse Integrity Award winner,” he said.
“The report shows that manufacturing has momentum — the kind of momentum we haven’t seen in several years,” said BARRYSTAFF President Doug Barry. “Our company has noticed the change.”
BarryStaff hires workers for more than 100 employers throughout the Miami Valley. The majority of them are in manufacturing.
According to the new report, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in April (a 10-year low). The number of unemployed persons, at 7.1 million, changed little. Over the year, the unemployment rate has declined by 0.6 percentage point, and the number of unemployed has fallen by 854,000.
Earlier this week employment website Indeed.com noted that April was the strongest month for hiring in almost two years. The manufacturing industry was a major reason why.
“Is this like the 1980s? No, it’s not,” he explained. “But it’s much better than it was 10 years ago. And that’s making a difference for everyday people in the Dayton area.”