PLS Named One of “The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago” for Third Consecutive Year

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PLS has been named to the list of “The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago,” compiled by the National Association for Business Resources, for the third year in a row.

We believe that PLS is an outstanding company to work for because our team members are such an important part of what makes our company distinctive. PLS stands for People – Location – Service, and it all starts with people.

PLS has been named to the list of “The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago,” compiled by the National Association for Business Resources, for the third year in a row.

The PLS Group operates more than 300 financial services centers in nine states. The PLS mission is to provide innovative and convenient financial services delivered with the respect that hard-working consumers deserve.

The selection of the 2011 winning companies is a result of an independent research firm that evaluates each company’s entry in the following categories: communication, community initiatives, compensation and benefits, diversity and multiculturalism, employee education and development, employee engagement and commitment, recognition and retention, small business, recruitment and selection, and work-life balance.

“This year’s winners epitomize what it means to be committed to employees,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. “Our winners excelled at employee relations, used innovation to motivate employees, implemented creative compensation programs and more. They serve as a standard for other companies to work toward. We are proud to honor this year’s 101 winners.”

“PLS is honored to be named to this prestigious list for the third consecutive year,” said Dan Wolfberg, President, PLS. “We believe that PLS is an outstanding company to work for because our team members are such an important part of what makes our company distinctive. PLS stands for People – Location – Service, and it all starts with people. We hire the best people—and we give our people the tools, training and support to help them do the best job possible.

“This honor is especially gratifying because a key component of the evaluation is based on the answers to surveys distributed to employees,” continued Wolfberg. “We’re very proud that our team members have affirmed that they enjoy working for PLS.”

Winners will be honored at a symposium and awards luncheon on Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Chicago Oak Brook Marriott.

About PLS: People. Location. Service.

The PLS Group, headquartered in Chicago, manages more than 300 financial services centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, with more than 3,100 employees. PLS is one of the largest, fastest-growing and most distinguished organizations in the check cashing industry, and is a top-ranked Western Union money transfer network.

PLS is listed on Inc. magazine’s “5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America,” and has been named one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago” by the National Association of Business Resources. For the past four years, PLS has been named one of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies by Crain’s Chicago Business®, and was a member of Crain’s “Fast 50” (Fastest Growing Companies). Bob and Dan Wolfberg, PLS Presidents, were finalists for Ernst & Young’s 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The company has also been honored with the Activa Award from the Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA) in recognition of its charitable efforts.

The PLS brands include PLS Check Cashers, which offers check cashing, prepaid debit cards, money transfer services, money orders and bill payments; PLS Loan Store, which provides consumer micro-loans and tax-preparation services; and PLS Motor Vehicle Services, which offers vehicle license and registration services.

About the National Association for Business Resources

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR specializes in providing businesses the benefits, programs, services, and assistance required to operate as efficiently and successfully as possible. Best practice solutions are available to members in the areas of human resources, healthcare, legal, transaction, compliance, marketing, and office services. For more information about NABR and its offerings, please visit http://www.nationalbiz.org or call 1-866-321-1822.

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