Reigning Love Staffing opens in Plaza Center

Reigning Love Staffing opens in Plaza Center

Alex Hughes and his wife, Jessica (not pictured), recently opened Reigning Love Staffing Agency in the Plaza Center office complex at 68 Cumberland Street. (Breeze photo by Lauren Clem)

WOONSOCKET – A new hiring agency is looking to fill the need for employers of all sizes in the northern Rhode Island area.

Alex Hughes, owner of Reigning Love Staffing Agency at 68 Cumberland St., said he opened the business earlier this month after noticing a void in services in greater Woonsocket. While a few agencies provide hiring services at specific businesses within the city, potential job applicants and employers need to head to other parts of the state to find an independent agency that works with different industries, he said.

“If you’re looking for a temp agency, you have to leave Woonsocket,” he said. “You have to go down to Providence, to Cranston, and not everyone wants to do that.”

The Boston native recently moved to the city from Ohio with his wife, Jessica, and two kids in order to be closer to his parents. With 15 years experience in human resources, he’s confident he’ll be able to offer a much-needed service in the larger region between Providence and Boston. His previous business ventures include landscaping and video game companies back in Ohio.

The company has already received resumes and is looking for clients in all fields, including office administration, warehouse, skilled trades, IT, logistics and sales. The business also offers a resume service, said Hughes, and handles benefits and pay for clients.

Hughes said he’s already fallen in love with his adopted city and received a warm welcome from city officials as the business prepared to open. Though it’s only been a short time since his arrival, he’s looking to stay and become a part of the community.

“It’s just trying to get the roots settled down because I plan on being here until my youngest one graduates high school, and he just started first grade,” he said.

Reigning Love Staffing Agency is located on the third floor of the Plaza Center office complex, 68 Cumberland St., Suite 303. The business accepts applications in person at the office Monday through Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. More information is available at www.reigninglovestaffing.com or by calling 401-488-4866.