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15th Anniversary Thank You

rw-admin | 02/23/2017

Thank You
Today The Q Works Group celebrates our 15th anniversary.  We would like to take this time to send out a very special thanks to all of our business partners, current and former
employees, loyal clients and job candidates
who have enabled us to reach this milestone.  We understand the importance of building a strong professional network and forging lasting relationships, which is why we appreciate your continued support of our organization.

When we opened our doors in 2002, the world was still quite shaken from the events that occurred on 9/11.   The economy was struggling and the US was trying to adjust to a new way of life. Here is a glimpse of what was going on at that time.

Cost Of Living 2002 (in the US):                                  Cost Of Living 2017 (in the US):

Average Cost of new house $228,700.                        Average Cost of new house $384,000.

Average Median Household Income $42,409.           Average Median Household Income $55,775.*

Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.61                                    Cost of a gallon of Gas $2.28

Gallon of Milk $2.75                                                 Gallon of Milk $3.34

Loaf of Bread $1.01                                                   Loaf of Bread $2.31

Events of 2002:
  • George Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security on June 7th to fight threats of terrorism.
  • Congress passes the Iraq Resolution authorizing the Iraq War.
  • American Idol premiered kicking off a new way to discover talent.
  • The Euro becomes the official currency of twelve of the European Union’s Members.
  • The Mars Odyssey finds signs of huge water ice deposits on the planet Mars.
  • Former United States President Jimmy Carter is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • New England Patriots win the Super Bowl (some things never change).  Anaheim Angels win the World Series. Brazil wins the World Cup.
  • “The Beltway Snipers” terrorize Washington D.C. motorists killing 10 before being arrested.
  • Spiderman was the #1 movie at the box office, while A Beautiful Mind wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
As we look back on the events that shaped our opening year, we are grateful that we were able to have a positive impact on the employment market by placing hundreds of qualified job candidates with our client companies.  During the last recession we were not able to escape the economic downturn, going from nine Executive Recruiters at full capacity, down to only three at one time. But as we have continued to persevere and build relationships, we remained committed to providing the best recruiting solutions in our industry segments.
Today, we are happy to say we have created a sucessful team.  We are keeping busy serving our client companies in the automotive, consumer durables, industrial products and automation industries, including our many German clients with US subsidiaries. We are excited for what the future holds and look forward to the next 15 years!
Thanks again.
Joe Woerner, Managing Director