Edwards Management Consultants Inc. returns to Charles Town
Edwards Management Consultants Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary and return to Charles Town with a ribbon cutting, raffle and open house on June 7.
The business, which is relocating from Ranson, was originally founded in Charles Town by Christine C. Edwards and is now located again in Charles Town at 110 South George St.
“It’s great to bring more jobs to the community,” said Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Heather McIntyre, who led the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Christine (Edwards) actually hires people – she’s a staffing group – so any time we can have people being hired into our area, that’s great for the community.”
Edwards said her business partners with companies with job openings and matches them with qualified applicants.
“My hope for being back in Charles Town is to really grow and expand the business in the community, because I want to do more for the community,” she said.
EMC is open to applicants looking for jobs in human resources, internet technology and light physical labor, and is able to help unqualified job applicants develop necessary computer or communication skills and prepare for interviews.
“We can help them with resume writing; we help them prepare for an interview, like how to dress for an interview,” Edwards said. “When you’re going in for an interview, you want to put your best foot forward and dress for success.” She said even job applicants for physical labor positions should dress professionally for interviews.
The majority of the businesses EMC works with are located in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, but EMC can also help job seekers find positions across the country.
“We have contracts with people in Seattle, Prince William County, Florida – really all across the United States,” Edwards said. “We’re doing heavy marketing right now to attract more businesses.”
The only staffing agency in Jefferson County, EMC welcomes local college students majoring in business administration, marketing, HR or IT to contact EMC about internship opportunities.
Edwards’ current staff of four employees includes former Shepherd University intern Aaliyah Newman, a business development specialist.
“It’s important to have a career that you love to do. I like the feeling at the end of the day of being able to provide people with a good lifestyle, of knowing I’m helping someone put food on their table,” Newman said. “Basically, what I do is market to other companies who have openings in their IT field. I reach out to them and ask them if we could help staff their IT departments.”
Newman, who will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in business administration this August, said she is excited to see the business grow in its new location.
“Moving to this location was something we needed to do, in order to market our business better,” Newman said. “I do think it will help us.”
To apply for a job or learn more about EMC, visit www.edwardsemc.com.