In 1997, our founders Harm Wiertz and Dionne Bück were both working at the world’s largest staffing organization. Harm started here in 1985 after a short career in education and Dionne in 1996 after finishing her education in PR and Information. They think that job placement can be different, that it can be better. They believe that people should be the measure of all things. That service should be personal and that it is about finding a job that really suits someone.
These are the motives for starting on 30 April 1997 as independent entrepreneurs under the name Wiertz Personeelsadvies. The first office is located on Oranjestraat in Kerkrade. The opening is on Queen’s Day. The chosen house color for the company, orange, is therefore obvious. A color that also stands out in the streets and stands for fun, humor and optimism.
Clients and job seekers arrive. The first intermediaries are hired and the neighbors’ office space becomes available. The first Wiertz Uitzenden branch is a fact. Many more branches followed and Harm and Dionne built a solid organisation in which 120 colleagues are currently working day in day out to help people find a job and to provide companies with talent.
Since the start in 1997, Wiertz Company has grown into a leading player in the field of people and work throughout the Netherlands. With branches in Germany and Poland, the international ambition is further fulfilled. Harm and Dionne are still 100% shareholders in this Rhineland family business and are active as supervisors and ambassadors.