HireQuest, Inc. Announces New Vice President of VetsQuest


Retired Col. CJ Williams of the United States Marine Corps to lead military veterans initiatives

GOOSE CREEK, South Carolina, September 13, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – HireQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq: HQI), a national franchisor of on-demand, temporary and commercial staffing services, today announced the hiring of retired Col. CJ Williams of the United States Marine Corps as Vice President of VetsQuest, powered by HireQuest, a mission-driven initiative to provide employment and franchise ownership opportunities to U.S. Army veterans and their families.

In this newly created role, Col. Williams will lead HireQuest’s national efforts to provide service members and veterans the opportunity to benefit from their military experience as they transition to the private sector.

“Colonel Williams joins HireQuest with over 30 years of leadership and military experience,” commented Rick Hermanns, President and CEO of HireQuest. “A primary mission of HireQuest is to provide opportunities for people, whether that is by putting them in touch with temporary or permanent employment, or by allowing them to own their own business as a franchisee. This is especially important for veterans. military personnel and we are confident that Colonel Williams has the right mix of skills and experience to help us serve them better. “

About Colonel CJ Williams (USMC, retired)

Colonel CJ Williams is the vice president of VetsQuest. Prior to joining the company, Col. Williams spent over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps, most recently as Chief of Staff of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island & Eastern Recruiting Region. In addition to his most recent post, Colonel Williams has held leadership positions for the Marine Corps in the United States and around the world.

Colonel Williams received a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from the US Naval War College. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University.

About HireQuest

HireQuest, Inc. is a national franchisor providing on-demand commercial personnel and workforce solutions in the light industry, blue collar and commercial segments of the recruiting industry for HireQuest franchise offices. Direct, HireQuest, Snelling and LINK across the United States. . Through its nationwide network of more than 200 franchise-owned offices in more than 35 states and the District of Columbia, HireQuest provides jobs to approximately 60,000 people per year who work for thousands of clients in many industries, including construction, light industry, manufacturing, hospitality, office, medical services, travel and events. For more information, visit www.hirequest.com.

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This press release includes, and officers and other representatives of the Company may from time to time make or provide certain estimates and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, section 27A of securities law. , and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, including, but not limited to, statements regarding future economic conditions, future income or sales and their growth; operating results; expected benefits of the acquisition of Snelling and / or LINK, or the integration status of these entities. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as: “anticipate”, “intend”, “plan”, “objective”, “seek”, “believe”, “project”, “estimate”, “” ‘expect’ ” ” ” ” ” ‘, “” future “,” probable “,” may “,” should “,” will “and similar references to future periods.

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HireQuest, Inc.
Cory Smith, Chief Financial Officer
(800) 835-6755
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