Portland, OR (PressExposure) February 15, 2013 -- Trupp HR, Inc., a human resources services company, announced today, they are sponsoring the Startup PDX:Challenge designed to connect promising startups from around the country to the rich resources that Portland has to offer.
Startup PDX:Challenge has been launched by The Portland Development Commission (PDC) and is an international competition that will select six startup businesses to receive a package valued at $40,000 per company including a $10,000 working capital grant, one year of rent-free office space in Portland's Produce Row business district and free professional advice and services. Applications will be received February 14th through April 4th.
Trupp HR will be providing a suite of HR services for each company that wins the challenge including:
- Business leadership training
- Recruiting services
- Custom employee handbook
- HR consulting services
"We're excited to be a part of Produce Row's Startup PDX:Challenge," stated Jean Roque, President of Trupp HR, Inc. "Portland is the perfect location for emerging businesses; our amenity rich environment thrives on collaboration and eagerly supports new and innovative companies. The Startup PDX:Challenge aligns with Trupp HR's passion to help small businesses succeed. The services we're offering as part of the package are designed to attract top talent, establish sound leadership and create a productive work environment where employees can thrive, contributing to the success of each organization."
"We were eager to get behind the Startup PDX:Challenge when we first heard about it." said Jenny Sherman, Director of HR Services at Trupp HR, Inc. "It's a great initiative that will attract the kinds of innovative companies that create satisfying jobs in the Portland metro area. However, employment brings a unique set of challenges that startups are often not prepared for. That's where we come in; we take great pleasure in partnering with small businesses to remove the burden and complexity of HR services so they can focus on growing their business and increasing their chances for longevity."