Penmac Staffing opened its Memphis, TN branch in 2014. A specialist in human resource solutions, Penmac believes in building relationships with the companies and individuals it works with to solve employment challenges.The Penmac in Memphis works heavily in the manufacturing industry, helping companies find employees and manage HR services, as well as working with job seekers to find employment that is a good fit. While Penmac hires for many positions, the Memphis branch is often looking for candidates for packing, order pulling, and forklift operating.
Business in Memphis, TN
Located along the Mississippi River, Memphis has long been a shipping hub. The economy thrives on transportation and manufacturing industries. Memphis has the highest percentage of logistics workers than any other metropolitan area in the country, Home to FedEx and other large warehousing companies, Memphis is often known as “America’s Distribution Center.” With several higher education institutions, including Tennessee’s largest community college and several vocational and technical training facilities, Memphis has a talented and diverse workforce.
About Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN is known for its rich culture and history, a center for famous barbecue, original music, and professional sports. Not only that, but Memphis has more sunny days each year than Jacksonville, FL. With more than 650,000 residents, Memphis, TN is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the southeast and the 20th largest city in America. It is the seat of Shelby County, located in the very southwestern corner of Tennessee.
Matt Owens, Regional Manager
With a passion for education and a dedication to hard work, Owens has enjoyed an exciting career. He started with Penmac as a Staffing Specialist, and has had more than four promotions over the years, serving in nearly all branch roles before becoming Regional Manager in 2021. With an employment background in hospitality management, and multiple degrees, Owens is truly an expert across fields. Past President of the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club, Board Member for the Willow Springs Scholarship Club, and a West Plains Chamber Ambassador, Owens is passionate about his community. He currently oversees Penmac offices in West Plains, MO; Houston, MO; and Memphis, TN.
“The best thing about my job is how every day is a new and rewarding challenge,” Owens said. “We have an opportunity to help others be successful—whether they are job-seekers looking for a better career, or a business needing more workers. Helping neighbors is what we do, and we continue to be blessed because of it.” Owens is married to his wife, Dawn, and has four sons.
Scott Colston, Branch Manager
Colston is an area native, born and raised in Memphis TN, and residing in Olive Branch, MS for the last 17 years. He has been in staffing in the Memphis and North Mississippi markets for over 13 years, most notably at Paramount Staffing for 8 years, leaving operations there as a Client Services and Safety Manager. Before joining the Penmac team in 2021, Colston most recently served as the HR business partner at DHL e-Commerce. “We have a very demanding and unique market in the Memphis metro area,” said Colston. “Open and honest communication with our clients and employees are critical. I am proud to serve our community through Penmac!”