Tuesday, July 22, 2014 · 9:40 p.m.
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M Force account manager Gabe Evans (left) spoke to a crowd this week at the company's ribbon cutting. (Photo: Contributed)

Technical recruiting firm M Force has expanded into Chattanooga, which has the ideal business climate for their work of connecting people with jobs, leaders said.

“For us, we have identified medium-sized markets as our target,” Vice President Andy Moss said in a prepared statement. “We have also identified growing economies and cities with a technical base. Chattanooga is on the mind of a lot of companies and has sold itself as a technical corridor. Those are the kinds of businesses that we can really help grow and succeed.”

Account manager Gabe Evans will lead the new branch, which is located in the Southern Saddlery Building on South Broad Street.

The company, which already has branches in Knoxville and Nashville, specializes in technical, industrial, manufacturing and IT recruiting.

Companies reach out to M Force leaders when they need to find an employee. Leaders work to find a person with the needed skill sets. They facilitate interviews, screen the candidates and aid companies as they make job offers, Evans said.

Leaders also work with individuals who are looking for work, he said.

“We work with Fortune 500 companies and also mom-and-pop shops,” Evans said. “We are a certified small business ourselves.”

The company has between 25 and 30 employees across all branches. Currently, Evans is the only Chattanooga employee, but they are in the process of bringing in others.

J. Ed. Marston, vice president of marketing and communication for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, said M Force is a wonderful addition to the Chattanooga business community.

“They have become engaged with the chamber and participated in the community from day one,” he said.

Tim Walker, marketing specialist with M Force, said Chattanooga is an ideal city to be in from a marketing standpoint.

“Large companies spend millions of dollars to generate the kind of word-of-mouth exposure that small businesses here get for free because everyone is so invested in helping others succeed,” he said via email. “From networking events to ribbon cuttings, this is really a unique environment that we’re proud to be a part of.”

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