April Employee of the Month
The EMBERS Staffing Solutions Employee of the Month program is made possible by our friends at Home Depot, who are supplying the winner with $100 of tools and equipment to help them on their journey to becoming economically self-sufficient.
Always ready with a smile and a laugh – our April Employee of the Month, Richard, is just about to celebrate his two-year anniversary working with EMBERS Staffing Solutions.
Richard first came to EMBERS after working for over two decades as a butcher.
“I had some money saved up, and even though I was careful, I went through it in about a year, so I had to get working again,” says Richard. “I worked for years and years as a butcher, but I felt I was getting too old for that work and really needed a change.”
Ever the optimist, Richard came to EMBERS looking for a fresh start in a new career.
“When I applied, I was truthful. I told EMBERS that I was ready to work hard and any drug and drinking problems were far in my past,” says Richard. “I guess they liked my honesty because EMBERS hired me and gave me the chance to get working again.”
In the past two years, Richard has distinguished himself as a worker who can excel in any job without complaint. With some help from EMBERS, he has worked his way up the ladder to become a full-time Hoist Operator.
“Working with EMBERS has been a wonderfully positive experience. EMBERS helped me get trained up – which I really appreciate and now I have been with the same company for almost a year,” says Richard.
For Richard, the best part about EMBERS Staffing Solutions is that they care about their workers.
“EMBERS has been so good to me,” says Richard. “For a while I was working later shifts in Burnaby but couldn’t drop off my timesheet or pick up my cheques. EMBERS arranged for another worker to bring my timesheet in every week and they even mailed my cheques for me – it was extremely helpful.”
A self-proclaimed positive thinker, Richard is happy with the way these last two years have come together and with the direction his new career has taken him in.
“I love that EMBERS has helped me out and kept me working all this time – personally I think it’s just so great to have a job and just be living on these beautiful we days we get,” says Richard. “EMBERS has been the best place for me – and I have recommended it to at least a dozen people I know!”
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