CNN Business Insider , Jan 22, 2020 19:00:00The head of a small HR company in Texas says he has not been able to make money from the company’s services, but is concerned about the company being forced to close down due to the shortage of HR staff.
Robbie Epps, CEO of the small HR consulting firm Blue Ribbon Training , says he is “absolutely not” going to continue providing services after the company went out of business.
Epps says the company was started in 2014, and that the company has a small workforce, but that it was not a high-tech company.
Blue Ribbon training was based out of Texas, and was able to hire the employees it needed to work out of its Houston office, Epps told Business Insider.
“It’s a small company, and we don’t have the resources to do the work we need to do to continue,” he said.
In a statement to Business Insider, Blue Ribbon told us that it is working to reopen the business and is “in discussions with our legal counsel regarding our options.”
The company added that it has made efforts to find an alternate location, but said that it “will not be able to continue to operate until the legal issues are resolved.”
Epps said the company “takes very seriously our responsibility to our employees and the community we serve.”
Blue Ribbon was founded in 2014 and is based out the Houston area.
In February, Blue River Training told employees to leave their jobs to help the company.
That same month, a spokesperson for Blue Ribbon said that the business is in the process of shutting down.
The company was able through the use of a loan from a local bank.