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Williams Lea Tag Plans To Add 100 Jobs in Downtown Wheeling This Year

Williams Lea Tag’s Wheeling location at the Stone Center, 1030 Main St., is expanding. The company plans to add 100 new jobs in Wheeling this year. Photo by Alex Meyer

WHEELING — Williams Lea Tag plans to add 100 new jobs to its location in downtown Wheeling this year.

The marketing and communications company announced Wednesday that it plans to add the jobs during the next nine months, which will bring the total number of employees at its Stone Center facility, 1030 Main St., to nearly 660. Jennifer Materkoski, senior manager of communications at the company, said the firm has experienced rapid growth over the last 18 months, allowing it to continue to hire more employees.

“We are adding on some additional clients in Wheeling locations and expanding services for existing clients, just because of market trends,” Materkoski said. “Demands for the services that we provide are growing at a rapid rate.”

The Wheeling location, which opened in 2005, has doubled in size over the past two years, adding hundreds of professional roles, according to a press release from the company. The company offers business support for organizations in sectors such as legal, investment banking, retail and life sciences.

Materkoski said a variety of positions are available, including jobs in document processing, billing services, graphic design, copy editing and a few senior positions such as account manager. To help find employees, WLT will host an on-site hiring event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Center. Those who are interested in applying to the company should bring a resume and arrive ready to interview, according to the press release.

“We could not be more excited to see such sustained growth in Wheeling,” WLT CEO Ajit Kara said in the release. “When we came here nearly 14 years ago, we made a commitment to the community. Each time we expand, we are adding talented folks who not only service our clients but also give their time and support to organizations and causes throughout Wheeling.”

Materkoski said she believes the company has done well in Wheeling because of factors such as affordability, the talent pool available and the city’s proximity to other larger cities.

“Being so close to several larger cities gave us access points to clients as well,” she said. “It’s a way for us to operate on a larger scale.”

In addition, Materkoski emphasized the company’s role in the community.

“Personally, I’m in charge of our engagement program and I want to emphasize how active we are in community,” she said. “We have 4,500 employees, and Wheeling is the only city where we have a commitment to going out into the community and providing services.”

In Wheeling, WLT employees support organizations such as The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Youth Services Systems and the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling. The staff also conducts holiday toy drives and school supply drives and hosts annual events including a chili cook-off and an employee health fair.


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