A Ray of Sunshine in St. Louis
June 26, 2020 // Franchising.com // ST. LOUIS, MO - Two simple words: thank you, means more today than ever before. Collins Harlan, the branch manager of the St. Louis Labor Finders branch office is now, more than ever saying thank you to his temporary associates because he is truly appreciative and proud of them.
“Every moment of every day, I am thankful because I have a strong office team that are on the same mindset to keep the community of St. Louis up and running with the best temporary associates. We put the best people to work every single day. Our hard-working temporary associates have been on the front line since the COVID-19 health crisis began,” stated Harlan.
In every group there is always one person who stands out from the rest. “I must say that there is one person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and Raymond B. is that person. Raymond started working for Labor Finders back in March, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, working in various warehouse and general labor jobs. But once it was clear the pandemic was going to severely disrupt the local food supply chain; he was assigned to Operation Food Search (the local food distribution center.) Raymond started in the warehouse; he performed so well that he started making local deliveries to schools and food pantries.
“Prior to his work with Operation Food Search, Raymond struggled with attendance and work ethic. When he was assigned to his new role, Raymond became a brand-new person - more invigorated with a sense of purpose. It's amazing how meaningful work can transform a person,” Harlan said.
“For Collins and his Labor Finders team-mates, COVID-19 has resulted in a process that requires them to look outward for change. “When you do that you are in tune with the market; you develop meaningful relationships and we then can position our business for sustainable success.
“This has been an opportunity to reach out and connect with the community of St. Louis. There are so many people doing so much good...we started routinely reaching out to them, thanking them; and if is feasible, we become involved in their causes.
COVID-19 has changed many lives, “For me,” said Collins, “COVID has re-enforced the idea that we really are in this together. And, for that I say thank you.”
About Labor Finders International
Since 1975 Labor Finders International, Inc., a franchise company is the country’s oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company in the United States. Labor Finders has received top honors in ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client competition for eleven consecutive years since its inception in 2010. In 2019, Labor Finders secured the exclusive Best of Staffing® Double Diamond Award after achieving ten consecutive wins. Labor Finders operates 200 offices nationwide with a strong tradition of leadership as the country’s top name and resource in the business of temporary industrial staffing. As a proud member of the American Staffing Association, Labor Finders adheres to the Association’s Code of Ethics, which requires high standards of ethical conduct in dealings with employees, customers and competitors.
Labor Finders strength comes from the commitment of locally operated staffing offices that consistently satisfy their customers, while demonstrating their core values every day: Respect, Appreciation and Safety. The mission is simple: treat temporary employees and customers fairly.
SOURCE Labor Finders International
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