Poplar Bluff, Missouri

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Penmac Staffing in Poplar Bluff, MO

The Penmac Staffing in Poplar Bluff is the only branch in the eastern state of Missouri, serving nearby cities of Piedmont, Greenville, Dexter, Puxico, Doniphan, Grandin, Ellsinore, Van Buren, Neelyville, Campbell, Malden, and Corning. Our Staffing Specialists work with area companies to provide human resource services, while also working with individuals in the area who are seeking employment to fill their needs. The Poplar Bluff location opened in 2012, and has grown quickly, creating a reputation of excellent customer service and competitive rates. If you’re in the eastern part of Missouri, and looking for job opportunities, stop by Penmac to learn how we can help. We’re often hiring for finishers, knitters, packers, fork lift and general utility operators, and machine operators.

Business in Poplar Bluff, MO 

Manufacturing jobs represent more than 20% of the workforce in Poplar Bluff. The top employer is the Poplar Bluff Medical Center with 1,300 employees, followed by Briggs & Stratton Corporation, which manufactures small engines. Other significant area employers include the Poplar Bluff School System, VA Hospital, and Gates Corporation. In 2014, Butler County was the third county in the United States to be recognized as a Certified Act Work Ready Community, for having a talented and qualified local workforce.

About Poplar Bluff, MO

Known as “The Gateway to the Ozarks,” Poplar Bluff sits in southeast Missouri. It is the seat of Butler County, and located in the center of a large, rural region, exactly halfway between the cities of St. Louis, MO and Memphis, TN. Poplar Bluff is less than two hours from five states, making it centrally located for government, commerce, education, and healthcare. Home to 17,000 residents, Poplar Bluff features streams, fertile farmland, and a national forest, as well as a strong economy and school system.

Matt Owens, Area Manager

Branch Manager Matt Owens has been providing exceptional service through Penmac for more than a decade. With a passion for education and a dedication to hard work, Owens has enjoyed an exciting career. He first joined the Penmac team part time in 2008, while attending school at Missouri State University. In 2009, Owens spent a year away from Penmac to teach Elementary and Middle School. He returned to Penmac as a Staffing Specialist in 2010, and completed his last degree in 2011. With an employment background in hospitality management, and multiple degrees, Owens is truly an expert across fields. President Elect of the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club and a West Plains Chamber Ambassador, Owens is passionate about his community. Penmac promoted Owens to Senior Staffing Specialist in 2014, to Assistant Branch Manager in 2018, and to Branch Manager and then Area Manager in 2019.


“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.

Presley Dennis, Assistant Branch Manager

Presley Dennis started with Penmac in 2018 as Staffing Specialist and Education Coordinator for the Poplar Bluff office, and was promoted to Assistant Manager in 2019. Dennis received her Business Management and Accounting degree from Independence University. Before starting at Penmac, Dennis worked with physically and mentally disabled teens, while also volunteering in the community. Dennis said she loves her position at Penmac. “I enjoy working for Penmac because I feel good at the end of the day knowing I helped meet the needs of the companies, as well as helping members of our community find careers.”

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Penmac Staffing
2008 N Westwood
Poplar Bluff, MO, United States 63901

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.