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Gilbert’s Risk Solutions Launches Kismet PEO

September 20, 2019

SHARON, Pa. – Gilbert’s Risk Solutions has launched a new venture, Kismet PEO, offering small businesses and startups outsourced services including human resources, payroll, employee benefits and business insurance.

“Our destiny has continuously unfolded over the years through our responses to the voices and needs of our customers,” said Lew Kachulis, CEO of Gilbert’s Risk Solutions and Kismet PEO, in a statement. “Late last year, we began offering strategic human resources services to our client partners and the stars really began to align. We realized that with our foundations in risk management, workers’ compensation, claims administration and insurance, the next natural step was to position ourselves as a single-source provider of powerful products and services.”

As a professional employer organization (PEO), Kismet offers businesses access to many of the same benefits traditionally reserved for big companies, he continued, such as a 401(k) plan, dependent care and technology.

Kismet also provides services for recruiting and retaining employees, as well as continuing education. Through the PEO model, Kismet shares employer responsibilities with the client company while taking over “fiduciary responsibilities and time-consuming and transactional employee-related tasks and employment-related liability.

“The client maintains full control and day-to-day management of their core business, its objectives & business agenda, employee selection & compensation levels,” Kachulis continued.

A grand opening celebration for Kismet is scheduled for Sept. 24, followed by a free lunch-and-learn Nov. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More information and reservations are available at KismetPEO.com.

Copyright 2019 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.