Greenville’s Hire Dynamics Honored By Goodwill Industries as Employer of the Year at 9th Annual Champions Tribute

Group shot of Jonathan with other Hire Dynamics staff/guests, and Goodwill staff. (Photo by Alaina Lutkitz)

Local staffing firm Hire Dynamics was honored as Employer of the Year at the Goodwill Champions Tribute last night. Hire Dynamics has a staffing office in Greenville,  and Jonathan Wheeler who oversees Recruitment Outreach for Hire Dynamic's Greenville  branch office accepted the award.

More information on the awards:

Every year since 2009, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC has celebrated successes of South Carolina residents whose lives have changed as a result of Goodwill’s education and training initiatives with an awards dinner. The Goodwill Champions Tribute was held on Thursday, October 19 at the TD Convention Center. Kevin Sorbo, international TV and film actor, stroke survivor and author of True Strength, delivered an inspirational keynote address for the evening.

Honored were four individuals who have overcome adversity and found employment through various job placement programs, as well as one employer and one partner organization who support the mission of Goodwill. Award recipients for 2017 were:

  • Tracy Littlejohn – James E. Jones Healthcare Excellence Award, sponsored by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
  • Frank Bulow – William Wylie Job Connection Success Award, sponsored by J. Smith Lanier & Co.
  • Samuel Salthouse – Ralph Walker Graduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Indexx, Inc.
  • Edward Smith – Lloyd Auten Achiever of the Year Award, sponsored by Fluor Corporation
  • South Carolina Department of Corrections – Goodwill Industries Champion of the Year Award, sponsored by KeenanSuggs Insurance | HUB International
  • Hire Dynamics – Bill Hummers Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by TD Bank

“It is amazing to see the transformation that our participants go through,” said Pat Michaels, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC. “Some of these individuals have faced various hardships, or just didn’t have the means to get where they wanted to go. They took major strides to improve their circumstances, and that’s cause for celebration!”

About Goodwill Industries:

Goodwill is a private not-for-profit organization committed to helping people become independent through education and training leading to employment. Goodwill’s service area includes Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Laurens, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg and Union counties. Last year, Goodwill placed 11,786 people into employment through its job training programs and Goodwill Job Connection services.

About Hire Dynamics:

Putting an average of 8,500 people to work every week, Hire Dynamics is an industry leading provider of commercial staffing, ranked in the Top 2% of staffing companies based on client and talent satisfaction. Specializing in contact (call) centers, manufacturing facilities, logistics/e-commerce operations and office support, Hire Dynamics has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analyst’s “Best Staffing Firms to Work For,” is a nine-time winner of Inavero’s “Best of Staffing” Awards, and has been listed nine times on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S.”  Hire Dynamics has been named a Best Place to Work for several years in all the markets where it does business.

Founded in 2001 with the mission to be the #1 staffing company you refer to a friend, Hire Dynamics now serves more than 800 clients and offers work to more than 22,000 individuals, including over 600 veterans. The company has 11 branch offices and 27 on-sites throughout the Southeast. Learn more at, on LinkedIn here, and on Facebook and Twitter @HireDynamics.