Joyce Johnson is the founder, president and CEO of Anchor Staffing Inc., a workforce solutions and human capital management firm. In 2002 Joyce took her wealth of experience from her career with two of the largest global staffing organizations to launch what has become one of the largest minority woman owned staffing firms in the Chicago metropolitan area. Joyce has grown Anchor into a multi-million dollar corporation while championing diversity initiatives.
With over 35 years of staffing and recruiting experience and holding prominent positions including serving as Diversity Council Chairperson for the Midwest Region for one of those global organizations, Joyce was responsible for vetting prospective minority vendors as qualified partners for large enterprise staffing contracts, created diversity awareness initiatives for Midwest branch offices and educated/mentored minority business owners in the staffing industry on successful partnerships with tier one vendors. This role provided insight into the dynamics and necessity for diversity programs in addition to honing her skills as an exceptional staffing professional.
Joyce and Anchor Staffing, Inc. as a certified MBE have been actively involved in the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and currently serves as part of the Leadership Team as Chair of the Chicago MBEIC Committee. She is actively involved in the push for innovative practices and opportunities for MBE’s in this market. In addition, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC). Joyce is also a member of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC).
Joyce served as a board member of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago where she was a strong advocate and believer in their mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, she also served as a board member of a local women’s shelter which actively assisted women who were abused and economically disadvantaged by developing programs to enhance career development, education and life skills.
With her experience in staffing and the employment services industry, Joyce has cultivated a vast network and customer base that includes both governmental agencies and private sector global firms. Joyce leads her team in the areas of recruitment, sales and management.