Temple Fire Victims Find New Business Location

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Competitive Staffing Solutions and Competitive Logistics and Carrier Services are a husband and wife team that saw their businesses destroyed by January’s Masonic Temple fire but they persevered and recently moved into their permanent location at 969 Linden Avenue. 

Corey Worden owns Competitive Logistics and Carrier Services, a company that coordinates and provides transportation as well as serving as a small package delivery provider. Corey explained how the fire disrupted the start of their operations.

“We were supposed to be opening that Friday and had finished up in there that Thursday night and left just moments before all of that took place. You were left with the question, where do you go? What do you do? We had given up our jobs to pursue this dream and thought we were at the end,” Corey said.

Rachel Worden owns Competitive Staffing Solutions, a company that provides employment for the unemployed and outreach for employers looking to hire. She was a business manager who saw the need for a staffing solutions company first hand and shared her perspective of how the struggles have led them in a positive direction.

“I think we’re a lot more visible now. I think more people know about us. We have a lot more clients reaching out. I think the transportation is one of our main things. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve talked to that their main concern is transportation. I think there needs to be a lot more support in the community for people with needs like that,” Rachel said.

Many job seekers list lack of transportation as the biggest obstacle to employment. Competitive Staffing Solutions is the only staffing company in the area that offers transportation with employment.

The Wordens will be involved with the upcoming Community Cares Day and express their gratitude toward everyone in the community who pulled together and offered their support.

The agency has over 70 openings available and can be contacted by phone at (220) 208-1313 or by visiting their Linden avenue facility.