WYOMISSING, Pa. -

A Berks County-based staffing firm is expanding its reach into northeastern Pennsylvania.

Berks & Beyond Employment Services Inc. has opened an office in Hazleton, Luzerne County.

The new office will serve clients and job-seekers in and around Wilkes-Barre, Bloomsburg, Pottsville and Jim Thorpe.

"We opened the Hazleton office at a client's request, to support their expansion in the area," said Chris Garner, president of Berks & Beyond. "The branch continues our strategy of growing regionally with our client base and helps us maintain our position as the leader in staffing in Pennsylvania."

The new office is located at 305 South Church St.

Berks & Beyond was founded in 1998 with a single office in Berks County. It has since expanded to include branches in in Allentown, Pottstown, York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Breinigsville, Mountain Top and Camp Hill.

The company specializes in traditional staffing, direct placement and strategic workforce management within the clerical, technical, industrial and managerial fields.