Celebrating Ten Years!

Employment Resource Center is celebrating ten years in business.

Employment Resource Center, Inc. was founded in Brainerd-Baxter in 2007 by Chad and Jody Harting. The Harting's grew ERC from the ground up, on a foundation of honesty, integrity, superior customer service and the need to help people in their community.

Chad and Jody were both raised in small central Minnesota towns (Pillager and Wadena). They know the importance of giving back to the communities that helped shape them into the individuals they are today.

In Early 2015 they opened their 2nd branch located in Wadena, MN.

True to form, when Jody saw a need in her hometown, she did not hesitate.  Later, that same year they added a 3rd location or VOP (vendor on premises) in Hackensack, MN.

This past April ERC opened its 4th branch located in Hutchinson, MN. Growth is key in an ever changing world, but slow and steady tends to be Jody’s model and it certainly has worked so far.

When Employment Resource Center, Inc. opened its doors in 2007 they had an internal staff of three, two of which were Chad and Jody. As of today, ERC has 14 internal employees and is on track to employ over 3000+ individuals throughout their 4 locations in 2017.

Employment Resource Center, Inc. has been connecting clients and employees in the Brainerd Lakes area for almost 10 years. Suppling qualified staff to a variety of industries ranging from Professional, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Construction and everything in between.

The Harting’s attribute much of their success to the amazing communities they are lucky enough to serve and the talented, dedicated individuals that make up their ERC team. When you work with ERC you're working with down to earth, hardworking individuals, from amazing communities.

With over 100 years of combined Staffing and Management experience, rest assured the staff at ERC knows the value of building lasting relationships with their clients, employees and communities. Below are a few of the organizations or service groups in the community that ERC is a proud member of or has been lucky enough to help out.

  • Brainerd Lakes Chamber
  • Cuyuna Lakes Chamber
  • Mid Minnesota Builders Group
  • Sertoma
  • Kiwanis
  • Lakes Area Restorative Justice
  • STRIVE
  • BANG
  • LAHRA