Atrium Staffing firm arrives in Pittsburgh

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A New York-based staffing firm has opened a Pittsburgh branch and has moved some of its corporate administrative functions to the city.

Atrium Staffing, which handles temporary and permanent job placements for a range of industries, has nine employees in human resources and accounting in its offices in EQT Plaza, Downtown, and expects that number to grow to 15 within the year, said John Liscinsky, the company's chief financial officer and partner for the Pittsburgh recruiting office.

The new staffing branch has four employees and expects to grow to 10 over the next year, said Mr. Liscinsky.

It was Mr. Liscinsky's connection with Atrium that led the company to open operations here. A certified public accountant, he worked for Atrium from 2000 to 2005 at its Manhattan headquarters then left to launch a consulting firm in Pittsburgh in 2006. In late 2012, he rejoined Atrium but wanted to stay in Pittsburgh because he is married and raising a family here. As part of his return to the company, Atrium agreed to move the accounting and human resources jobs here.

A Vermont native, Mr. Liscinsky, 42, said, "Pittsburgh was never on my radar screen" before he came here to open a consulting practice with a friend.

Also joining Atrium in Pittsburgh are Renee Shiraishi, an attorney who will be corporate-wide human resources director; and J. Scott Callan, sales and recruiting manager who will run the finance and accounting division for the Pittsburgh office.

Atrium was founded in 1995 and has eight locations, including offices in New York, New Jersey, Boston and San Francisco. The firm estimates its annual revenues at more than $100 million.


Joyce Gannon: or 412-263-1580.


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