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Staff Management | SMX Awarded Silver Globee in 2021 Golden Bridge Awards®


CHICAGO – June 30, 2021 – Connecting 93,000 people with work during a pandemic was no easy task, but Staff Management | SMX’s recruiting team created a way to recruit, interview and hire while keeping applicants and recruiters safe and healthy: Drive-In Hiring. Now, the staffing industry leader is being honored for this innovative work, earning a Silver Globee® Award in The 13h Annual Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards®.

As COVID-19 tracked across the country, unemployment rose in many areas, but many essential companies still were filling jobs. Putting people to work is vital to keeping the supply chain moving, and Staff Management | SMX’s creative solution showed it could be done safely and successfully, helping connect people with work in a time when they desperately needed it. And it was powered by Stafftrack, a proprietary hiring tool that offered a mobile-friendly, easy to use application and hiring process that met workers where they were. Stafftrack’s data analytics capabilities have long provided ways for companies to see future hiring trends. With the expansion of its mobile app, it became able to provide workers a user-friendly approach to work. This helped Staff Management | SMX engage workers and get them hired so that essential businesses stayed open, products stayed on shelves and front-line workers got the PPE and equipment they needed.

“The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world of work seemingly overnight,” said Carl Schweihs, president of TrueBlue’s PeopleManagement division, which oversees Staff Management | SMX. “As companies closed and then reopened, their staffing needs fluctuated continuously. The work our teams did not only helped keep the supply chain moving, but also strengthened the communities we are in by making sure people had access to jobs and were able to interview for them safely. Congratulations to our teams on this well-deserved award.”

The annual Golden Bridge Awards program recognizes the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in business and the professions, case studies and successful deployments, public relations and marketing campaigns, product management, websites, blogs, white-papers, videos, advertisements, creativity, partner programs, and customer satisfaction programs from every major industry in the world.

About Staff Management | SMX

Staff Management | SMX is a leading, light-industrial staffing partner, specializing in managing the contingent workforce at manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution facilities. Its proven onsite staffing solution and individualized recruitment and placement services provide value to a diverse range of clients. Whether you need a dedicated onsite team to run your staffing program or are looking to partner with a seasoned recruiter to fill your semiskilled or high-skill positions, Staff Management | SMX has you covered. Its dedication to client service has earned it the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Diamond Client award twice as well as a 2020 Best in Biz Gold Award; a 2020 Bronze Stevie International Business Award; a 2020 Bronze Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award; and a 2020 HRO Today Association Innovation in HR Technology Award. Staff Management | SMX was also named a 2021 Top Workplace by Energage. Learn more at and

About the Globee Awards 
Globee Awards are conferred in eleven programs and competition: the CEO World Awards®, the Consumer World Awards®, The Customer Sales & Service World Awards®, the Globee® International Best in Business Awards, the Golden Bridge Awards®, the Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards® and Security World Awards, the IT World Awards®, One Planet® American Best in Business Awards, the Globee® Employer Excellence Awards®, the Globee® Corporate Communications & Marketing World Awards, and the Women World Awards®. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind their success, the Globee Awards recognize outstanding achievements and performances in businesses worldwide. Learn more about the Globee Awards at


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About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2021, TrueBlue connected approximately 615,000 people with work. Its PeopleReady segment offers on-demand, industrial staffing, PeopleManagement offers contingent, on-site industrial staffing and commercial driver services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries.