At a Time When so Many Staffing and Recruiting Agencies are Downsizing,
Silicon Valley Staffing (SVS Group) is Expanding
San Francisco based staffing firm, SVS Group, finds that even in this difficult employment
market, expansion and diversification are key components to long term success.
(Vocus) March 25, 2010 -- Nearly fifteen years ago business associates and friends Steve Allen and Eugene
Lupario had a crazy idea: “Let’s start a staffing firm.” I’m not sure which one of this dynamic duo actually came
up with the idea, but seriously…what business did two guys who sold wine for a living have entering into one of
the most grueling, competitive, and at times downright “sucky” industries in the market?
Both neophytes in an industry that revolves around one-upmanship on tenure, they had to rely solely on their
extensive sales and business experience as well as their individual entrepreneurial spirits to get the company,
dubbed Silicon Valley Staffing Group (a.k.a. SVS Group) up and running. So armed only with their wits,
know-how, incredible tenacity, unmatched integrity, drive to succeed (and - we should probably throw in a dash
of “luck” - just for taste) Steve and Eugene not only accomplished what they set out to do, they became a force to
be reckoned with!
As a testament to the blood sweat and tears they both shed during those first few years, SVS Group was the
recipient of numerous accolades and recognition in the business community. In October of 2000 SVS Group was
named the 50th fastest growing company in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times out of 150
companies listed. Also in 2000 they received recognition for being named as one of America’s Entrepreneurial
Growth Leaders from Inc magazine by achieving 7,384% growth (yes that comma is supposed to be a comma and
not a decimal point) over a five year period - from 1996 to 2000. In addition, in 2001 Purple Squirrel Magazine, a
staffing industry specific publication (if you are in staffing, you know exactly what a purple squirrel is) ra