MORRISTOWN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CoWorx Staffing Services announced today it has promoted Kara Rogan to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This announcement comes nearly two years after Rogan was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.
“As CEO I am thrilled to continue to lead a company that is focused on creating relationships and opportunity through work, and giving back to the communities we serve,” Rogan said. “Staffing is a people industry and to succeed we must be focused on the current needs of the workforce. To CoWorx and to me, that means creating excellent employee experiences, offering flexibility in the ways we offer work, and providing technology that makes it as easy as possible to serve our talent.”
Rogan joined CoWorx 17 years ago as a Director and quickly rose through the ranks. By 2010 she was promoted to Senior Director, Southern New England, and in 2016 she was promoted to Vice President, East Region, managing more than 30 locations. Throughout her career, Rogan has established herself as a trailblazer and innovator. As COO, she helped grow the company by 30% in 2022 and 20% in 2021.
“I’m continually impressed by Kara’s ability to not only navigate challenges and deliver results, but her unwavering commitment to her team,” said former CoWorx CEO Tim Hartnett. “Our people have great respect and admiration for her, and I am so proud of what this company has become under her guidance. Our industry as a whole is faced with new challenges – and I believe Kara is the right person to lead us through them.”
Hartnett was named interim CEO in 2019 and was instrumental in guiding the company through the challenges of the pandemic. Additionally, he led the company’s IT environment transformation and helped institutionalize the organization’s culture of caring. Hartnett will now serve in a leadership role within CoWorx’s parent company, Kane-Miller Corp.
“I’m so grateful for Tim’s leadership during the pandemic years,” Rogan said. “But more than that, I’m grateful for the cultural changes he has ingrained within our company and the belief that you can ‘do good by doing good.’ As CEO, I will continue to foster that people-first culture Tim built and lead with empathy and open communication.”
Rogan’s recent accomplishments include being named one of the Top Staffing Leaders to Watch in 2022 at the World Staffing Summit by Candidate.ly as well as one of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing. In 2018, she was selected as a Forty Under Forty honoree by SIA.
For 45 years, CoWorx Staffing Services has been helping job seekers grow their careers and employers build their workforces. CoWorx places candidates nationwide in administrative, light industrial, call center, and distribution and third-party logistics positions, with an additional luxury beauty and fragrance division. Dedicated to workplace safety, CoWorx consistently earns Safety Standard of Excellence marks from the American Staffing Association (ASA). With an ongoing commitment to diversity and partnership, CoWorx attracts top talent, retains long-term customers, and ranks among the largest staffing firms in the U.S., boasting more than 60 offices and 60,000 field employees nationwide. The CoWorx philosophy, “Together we’re better,” embodies the company’s commitment to working collaboratively with clients, internal staff and field employees.