A state-of-the-art customer contact center is nearly ready to start up operations inside a historic downtown building with some special employees on board.
Flagship Logistics Group has a goal of hiring veterans and active duty persons, disabled or not, to staff the center. The company has refinished the space to exceed ADA standards with no stairs and aisles that are able to accomodate hospital beds.
Flagships Logistics Group CEO Bob Moran says the building on North Pennsylvania Street is perfectly situated.
"Indiana is a state that really appreciates it's veterans as you can tell by the many, many monuments in the city of Indianapolis that are dedicated to veterans from wars all the way back to the inception of our country," said Moran.
The group wants to provide those that have served with good paying jobs and opportunities to advance. Their first hire is a decorated soldier with logistics experience. Brian Wheatley says he was finding it difficult to land a full-time job.
"I went to the Disabled American Veterans to get benefits and went to several job fairs," said Wheatley.
Wheatley's skills and work ethic should translate well into the transportation and logistics position.
Moran says the decision to try and hire veterans is one that he believes in.
"I think when you employ veterans, you have to make a commitment to try and improve thier life," he said. "These are people that have served us."
Some positions are still available ahead of the Jan. 15 grand opening. Veterans and their families can learn more at flagshipfoodgroup.org