Ex-Bengals player’s firm joins business accelerator

Fatima Hussein, fhussein@enquirer.com8:47 a.m. EDT May 14, 2015

The workers of Hyur Staffing Services. (left to right): Andrew Galyan-Mann, recruiter; Emily Gamble, recruiting assistant; Ebow Vroom, president; Chris Beatty, senior vice president; Ernest Duncan, field supervisor; Danyette Foulks-Young, senior recruiter; Dhani Jones, chief executive officer

The workers of Hyur Staffing Services. (left to right): Andrew Galyan-Mann, recruiter; Emily Gamble, recruiting assistant; Ebow Vroom, president; Chris Beatty, senior vice president; Ernest Duncan, field supervisor; Danyette Foulks-Young, senior recruiter; Dhani Jones, chief executive officer

A staffing firm owned by a former Bengals player is the newest member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Minority Business Accelerator.

Hyur Staffing Services, headed by former linebacker Dhani Jones, joined the minority-focused organization this week.

The firm partners with organizations by placing job seekers with employers. Partner businesses include Kroger, General Cable and Addison McKee.

“Bringing Hyur in as a portfolio firm highlights not only the steady progress of our MBA, but minority advancement in human resources and recruiting in this region,” said Crystal German, vice president of the MBA and economic inclusion at the Chamber.

The MBA program, established in 2003, focuses on growing sizable minority-owned businesses based on the the belief that those firms have the greatest potential to have the biggest impact on the region through the economic stimulus of job creation.

It is meant to improve the capacity of local minority-owned businesses to serve as suppliers to corporations. The program also works to secure an annual spending goal from local corporations, also known as “goal-setters,” to buy goods and serviced from minority-owned firms.

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