Labor Finders International Wins the Prestigious ASA Care Award: Labor Finders Served Hope to the Homeless

  • Labor Finders: building strong lasting relationships with communities throughout the United States
  • Labor Finders: success is measured by getting people jobs during the struggling economy
  • Labor Finders: wins the American Staffing Association's prestigious (ASA) Care Award

October 27, 2009 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL -- Labor Finders International won the 2009 American Staffing Association's prestigious Care Award, which recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility initiatives among ASA member companies and affiliated chapters. A panel of independent Corporate Social Responsibility specialists was on the selection committee. Labor Finders competed with other staffing firms with more than $100 million in annual sales. Jeffrey Burnett, President and CEO of Labor Finders International; Dan Shube, Director of Marketing and Celina Klee, Public Relations Manager were presented with the ASA Care Award on Oct. 23 at the ASA Staffing World 2009 convention, which was held in Orlando, Florida.

"The ASA Care Awards demonstrated the breadth of the staffing industry's impact on the lives of others and the communities we live in," says award judge Serenity Edwards, CIPP, of the Direct Marketing Association. "That impact has the potential to grow as more staffing companies continue to develop socially responsible programs and promote the good work they are doing across the nation."

This prestigious award is in recognition for the hard work of the Labor Finders Team Members concerning the plight of the hundreds of men, women and children, who have lost not only their jobs but also their homes due to the economic down-term (the new American homeless,) living in tents on the American River in Sacramento, California. "We needed to do something, anything to help these people get back on their feet again," said Dan Shube.

"So after a brain-storming session it was agreed that we had to do more than just give a hot meal to these people…we would try to get them back on their feet by offering job and career guidance. What we had hoped for at that event, was to draw the attention of employers from around the state of California or nationally which might lead to getting these people jobs during these trying times," said Shube.

About the American Staffing Association:

The American Staffing Association promotes legal, ethical, and professional practices for the $86 billion U.S. staffing industry. ASA members account for 85% of U.S. staffing industry sales and operate more than 15,000 offices throughout the nation. Some 2.7 million Americans go to work for U.S. staffing companies every business day.

Founded to promote flexible employment opportunities and ensure the quality of staffing services, ASA has been the voice of the U.S. staffing industry since 1966. Members provide a wide range of employment services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting. ASA and its affiliated chapters promote the interests of the industry through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the establishment of high standards of ethical conduct.

About Labor Finders International:

Labor Finders International, Inc., a franchise company, is the country's oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company. As Labor Finders approaches the opening of its 250th office, the company continues its 34-year tradition of leadership as the country's top name and resource in the business of temporary industrial staffing.

Labor Finders strength comes from the commitment of locally operated staffing offices that consistently satisfy their customers, while demonstrating their core values everyday: Respect, Appreciation and Safety. The mission is simple: treat temporary employees and customers fairly.

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