Woman-owned professional staffing company moves to downtown Albany

Woman-owned professional staffing company moves to downtown Albany


Gina Olivieri aims to improve employee retention and client satisfaction by focusing her recruitment approach on culture and communication.

JANUARY 15, 2019 - ALBANY, NY - The City of Albany and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) held the official grand opening of Downtown’s newest addition on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mayor Kathy Sheehan, business owner Gina Olivieri, and Downtown Albany BID executive director Georgette Steffens delivered remarks followed by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

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As owner and founder of Olivieri Recruiting, Gina Olivieri primarily works with clients in the Information Technology (IT), healthcare, and engineering industries.

"I am proud that diverse new businesses, especially those embracing the needs of the City of Albany’s dynamic workforce, are contributing to the area's continual, positive transformation," said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. "I am thankful Gina Olivieri chose to join our vibrant downtown Albany neighborhood, and wish her the best of luck."

To effectively understand an organization’s past, current, and future staffing needs, Olivieri analyzes the data she collects during consultations while developing close lines of communication to find a match that’s mutually beneficial for her client as well as the candidate on the job search. Olivieri understands that in order to increase employee retention and overall happiness, it’s important to examine all aspects of a company’s culture.

“I am beyond excited to be a part of the thriving business district of downtown Albany and am looking forward to helping more businesses find talent that contributes to the growth and improvement of their organizations,” said business owner Gina Olivieri.

Olivieri launched Olivieri Recruiting in October of 2017 after finding herself increasingly frustrated from working for other people who she considered were ultimately limiting her potential for success. According to Olivieri, “I was tired of being told ‘no’ and ‘you can’t do that,’ so it’s empowering to be able to now say, ‘yes, I can do that!’”

"Gina Olivieri selecting Downtown as the location for Olivieri Recruiting demonstrates yet another example of small and large professional service businesses opting to return to our urban centers,” said Downtown Albany BID executive director Georgette Steffens. "With the $30 million worth of investment that came online in 2018, $87 million that’s currently under construction, and another $220 million worth of additional investment in the pipeline, downtown Albany is becoming more densely populated by residents, employees, and commercial establishments; all of whom can benefit by having services like the ones Gina Olivieri is now offering right here. We are excited to support Gina Olivieri as her practice grows in downtown Albany."

Olivieri Recruiting is located at 41 State Street in Suite 604-05. To learn more about Olivieri Recruiting, visit: https://downtownalbany.org/business/olivieri-recruiting

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About the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID): From international corporations, regional giants and locally owned proprietors, downtown Albany is more than business as usual. Accented by the powerful currents of the Hudson River to the motivating forces in the State Capitol, downtown Albany stands in good company with some of the greatest names in business today. Over 250 companies call downtown Albany home and signs like IBM, Microsoft and Windstream are seen throughout our historic streets. Since 1996, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) has worked to restore, promote and maintain the character and vitality of improve the quality of life and overall image of downtown for those who work in, live in and visit the Capital City of the most famous state in the world. The Downtown Albany BID is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about the Downtown Albany BID please visit downtownalbany.org | @AlbanyBID or call 518.465.2143.