Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
PLS is relocating its Support Center corporate headquarters to two floors at One South Wacker Drive in Chicago. The consumer financial services retailer is moving senior management and approximately 100 employees from its previous location at 300 North Elizabeth Street in Chicago’s West Loop area.
PLS has signed a long-term lease for more than 38,000 square feet at One South Wacker, and is expected to occupy the new space by mid-July.
“We’re very excited about our new Loop office,” said Bob Wolfberg, President, PLS. “The new PLS headquarters will allow us to support our hundreds of retail locations and better meet the demands of our rapidly expanding business. I know our Support Center team members will enjoy the easier access to transportation and the exciting environment offered in Chicago’s Loop.”
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.
PLS is also relocating a number of IT infrastructure team members to its technology satellite office in Brookfield, WI. The PLS Technology Center in Wisconsin currently houses more than 40 IT professionals. The company plans to continue to increase that number through relocations and new hires.
PLS is also consolidating its call center operations at a new facility in Oak Brook, in Chicago’s west suburbs, where the company has leased approximately 47,000 square feet.
The leasing company for the new Loop space is Jones Lang LaSalle; the architect is Torchia Associates; Skender Construction is the general contractor.
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 five 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.