Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Employment Enterprises, Inc.

Jan 16, 2020

10.    The mother-daughter team of Jana Yeates and Lovey Hammel started Temporary Solutions,
Inc. (TS, Inc.) in 1980. At first, they worked out of a church basement and got started with an
initial investment of $10,000. (The company now grosses in the millions in annual revenue.)

9.       Helping companies find good people—and vice versa—has always been the focus of TS, Inc.
With a mantra of “people are not a product” and a wide network of local connections, Jana
and Lovey set out to improve women’s pay and experiences in the workforce.

8.       In 1984, Checks and Balances, Inc. (CB, Inc.) was launched as a new division/sister company to
TS, Inc. It administers HR services to clients of all sizes (including Fortune 500 companies)
who have pre-identified their own candidates.

7.       By 1987, Jana was named Entrepreneur of the Year by INC. 500 and inducted into the
“Entrepreneur Hall of Fame” at the University of North Carolina. During this time, TS, Inc. was
named to the INC. 500 list four consecutive years as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private

6.        In 1989, Employment Enterprises, Inc. (EE, Inc.) was incorporated in Virginia as the parent
company to both TS, Inc. and CB, Inc.. EE, Inc. empowers all its employees to provide high-
touch, flexible, customer-focused workforce solutions.

5.        Our staff members are certified in their respective fields by each industry’s association(s).

4.        1998 was a year of recognition for the team, as Lovey was awarded Alumna of the Year from
George Mason University and Jana was named “1998 Entrepreneurial Success of the Year”
by Virginia’s Small Business Administration and received the “Welfare to Work Trailblazers”
award. Working Woman magazine ranked EE, Inc. No. 213 in the Top 500 women-owned
businesses nationwide.

3.        Every year since 1997, the Washington Business Journal has included TS, Inc. in their list of the
Top 25 Staffing Companies in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

2.        EE, Inc.  is certified in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
and Small, Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Company (SWaM) as well as a Women’s
Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) company recognized on a national level.

1.        Despite the company’s aggressive drive for growth, we maintain the same family atmosphere
that it had when first launched 40 years ago. Because of our commitment to our employees,
our average employee tenure exceeds 5 years—well above the average within the workforce
solutions industry.

Written by: Sarah Perlman

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