We were a bit more reluctant to hire in 2009 and 2010"
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Good economic news has been hard to come by for the past several years. At least for one trophy retailer, the recession appears to be past tense. K2 Trophies and Awards, a leading on-line retailer of trophies has hired ten new employees just this month and plans to add several more in May. While most of the employees have been hired to meet seasonal demands, several of the new hires are expected to become permanent employees.
Wes McKinney, Operations Manager at the company, stated, "We had a fantastic 2011 with strong revenue growth and that trend has continued into this year. Last year,we were a bit more reluctant to hire too aggressively since the downturn in 2009 and 2010 in the awards industry slowed our revenue growth. However, this year, the growth has been so strong, we have been fortunate to be able to hire more people to meet the demand for our products."
McKinney continued, "The growth has been solid across all of our lines of business, but has been particularly strong in the corporate sector. For instance, plaque sales have more than doubled this year." McKinney also stated that the sport trophy part of the business has been strong with teams appearing to be willing to spend a bit more per trophy than in past couple of years.
The bulk of the new hires have been in the trophy assembly area of the company, with the remainder split between customer service and warehouse.
About K2 Trophies and Awards.
Established in 2002, K2 Trophies and Awards is a leading on-line retailer of trophies, medals, plaques and other awards. The company ships most orders in 24 hours and has a low price guarantee.