W Squared Honored by Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards for Tennessee Job Creation Over the Past Three Years

Brentwood, Tenn.-based W Squared is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.

W Squared generated 64 jobs in the three-year period from the end of 2008 to 2011, placing it among the top 10 private business job creators within the state of Tennessee. The company, which provides business process outsourcing solutions including finance and accounting, technology, human resources and payroll, and healthcare implementation, was number 5 on the statewide list.  Earlier this year, W Squared was named to the Inc. 500|5000, Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s fastest-growing companies.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. Magazine and to become part of this enterprising group of job generators,” says Shannon Farrington, W Squared President and CEO. “As pleased as we are of our fast-growth, we are every bit as proud to be bringing jobs to Middle Tennessee during a time when the state and country needs them.  We plan to continue to grow and add jobs.”

“Since day one, our employees have worked tirelessly, making the growth and success of W Squared possible,” Farrington adds. “This recognition validates their hard work and diligence.”

Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at CEOs of fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.’s December/January issue, as well as the brand’s web site, www.inc.com.

“The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 – an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession,” explains Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. “And it isn’t just the big guys that are adding jobs. Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one-third of the Hire Power list.”

The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. Inc.’s Hire Power Awards celebrate private companies on the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve.

About W Squared
W Squared provides business process outsourcing solutions including finance and accounting, technology, human resources and payroll, and healthcare implementation. Integrated as a comprehensive suite of services, W Squared offers an affordable solution for companies that desire a more sophisticated corporate back office support system that will scale alongside the expansion of their operations. W Squared enables its clients to focus on their core competencies while offering the administrative systems, personnel and processes that enhance the client’s potential for future success. A step beyond traditional business process outsourcing, W Squared provides not only process expertise, but also business expertise creating a business process partner relationship with its clients. For more information, visit http://www.wsquared.com.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com. 

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,700 retail banking offices and approximately 17,250 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is among the world’s leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America Merrill Lynch offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services.