Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 24, 2012
PLS is consolidating its call center operations at a new facility in Oak Brook, in Chicago’s west suburbs. The company has signed a long-term lease for just under 47,000 square feet at 800 Jorie Boulevard, part of a two-building complex.
The Chicago-based company is considering a number of locations for the relocation of its PLS Support Center corporate headquarters, with more than 200 employees, from its West Loop site.
PLS (http://www.PLShome.com) is one of America’s most successful and fastest-growing consumer financial services retailers. The PLS mission is to provide innovative and convenient financial services delivered with the respect that hard-working consumers deserve.
“We are pleased to welcome PLS to our village,” said Oak Brook Village President Gopal Lalmalani. “They will make an excellent addition to our dynamic business community.”
PLS’s satellite call center teams currently located in Chicago, Calumet City, Elgin and Dolton, IL, will transfer operations to the new Oak Brook facility on June 23, according to Ken Crane, VP Real Estate, PLS. “This new site has room for more than 350 team members, which allows us to both expand and centralize operations,” reported Crane. “Customer service teams supporting our XPECTATIONS!™ Visa® debit card will relocate to Oak Brook, as well as our collections staff and our field administrative teams.”
The company is also relocating a number of its IT infrastructure team members from Chicago to its technology satellite office in Brookfield, WI. The PLS Technology Center in Wisconsin currently houses more than 40 IT professionals.
About PLS: People. Location. Service.
The PLS Group, headquartered in Chicago, is comprised of more than 300 financial services centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, with more than 3,300 employees. The company also manages more than 45 check cashing locations in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin and Texas.
PLS has been listed among Inc. magazine’s “5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America” (http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list) for the past three years, and for three consecutive years has been named one of the “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago” by the National Association for Business Resources (http://www.101bestandbrightest.com). For the past four years, PLS has been named one of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies by Crain’s Chicago Business® (http://www.chicagobusiness.com), and was listed among 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 (http://www.ey.com). In 2011, Bob Wolfberg was recognized by Financial Service Centers of America [FiSCA (http://www.fisca.org)] as its Financial Service Provider of the Year. The company has also been twice honored with the Activa Award from FiSCA in recognition of its charitable efforts.
The PLS Group serves customers through its PLS Check Cashers stores, which offer check cashing, prepaid Visa® debit cards, money transfer services, money orders and bill payments; PLS Loan Store locations, which provide consumer short-term loans, auto insurance and tax-preparation services; and PLS Motor Vehicle Services facilities, which offer vehicle license and registration services.