MAU Workforce Solutions Acquires Atlanta-based Staffing Company
Augusta-based staffing company MAU Workforce Solutions has acquired Atlanta-based staffing company 3Ci.
The deal gives MAU, which has been based in Augusta since 1973, 10 company-owned offices in three states from the east coast to Utah with employees and consultants working around the world.
Rob MacLane, president of 3Ci, stated in a press release from MAU that his team is excited about the possibilities the partnership presents as it opens up more markets in the tech sector.
“We have focused heavily on tech in the Atlanta area, and this new venture allows 3Ci to grow quickly into booming tech markets where MAU is currently located and in targeted IT markets across the world,” MacLane said. “In addition, MAU is a certified diversity-owned business, which will help us create new opportunities and better serve our clients.”
IT employment is projected to increase by 13 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Around 17,000 technology jobs have a $113.1-billion impact on the Georgia economy each year.
MAU plans to extend its global reach by adding the Atlanta-based company’s expertise in the fast-growing sector.
“The acquisition of 3Ci opens up new avenues of growth for both companies to leverage our combined 85 years in business,” said Randall W. Hatcher, president of MAU Workforce Solutions. “MAU broadens its current service offering to include expertise in technology staffing and consulting at a time when Georgia has staked its claim as the technology hub of the Southeast.”
Hatcher said 3Ci caught his eye not just because of its accomplishments in the technology sector, but because it was bringing fresh ideas to its approach while having a company ethos that correlated well with the MAU culture.
With the expansion, 3Ci expands its base of services to include MAU’s suite of staffing and outsourcing solutions in manufacturing, finance, accounting, administrative, engineering and supply chain segments.
“There is a synergy between two Georgia-based companies coming together,” Hatcher said. “This is almost a perfect alignment of work, values and culture.”