Forest City Gear hires Jenny Howell as HR manager


Forest City Gear, an industry-leading manufacturer of fine and medium pitch custom gears, has hiredJenny Howell as its human resources manager.

Jenny Howell

In this role, Howell handles day-to-day HR issues, onboarding new hires, processing payroll, and managing performance evaluations. “I have a lot of involvement with employees, which I love,” Howellsaid

Howell comes to Forest City Gear from eight years at FurstStaffing, first as a compliance manager then as an HR consultant. Prior to that, she was a benefit consultant at Benefit Planning Services for 14 years. 

“Several of Forest City Gear’s core values revolve around our employeestheir well-being, training, continued education, maintaining a safe work environment, their familiesso a robust and capable human resources department is critical to helping us ensure our commitments in these areas are met,” said Kika Young, president of Forest City Gear. “I am absolutely thrilled to have someone with Jenny’s extensive experience in benefits management, recruiting, and employee relations on staff to support our folks. In her short tenure, she has already implemented and improved upon many procedures and systems that I myself put into place many years ago. I am excited to see what she is able to do in the coming months and years regarding employee satisfaction, holistic benefits management, and training initiatives.”