February 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.
Sean came to EMBERS Staffing Solutions over a year ago as a fully-qualified Construction Safety Officer (CSO), and has been working full-time with one of our largest partners, Darwin Construction, ever since.
A reliable, hard worker, Sean is an asset both on the job site and in the EMBERS office – acting as a role model and mentor to other workers.
Sean came to Vancouver over 13 years ago from his home in Ireland fresh out of college and looking to travel.
“I finished college and I wanted to travel and a bit of an adventure, so I came to Vancouver,” says Sean. “Adventure brought me here and a girl made me stay,” he laughs.
Having built a life and a career here in Vancouver, Sean says he likes to help others and give them the opportunity to get ahead.
“When I get people on site who are from EMBERS, I like giving them a chance to prove themselves and help them out a bit,” says Sean. “I know that it takes a lot of hard work, but you can make your own way – especially if you have the right attitude.”
“Everyone has a story, and at the end of the day if I get someone on site with a good work ethic, who shows up on time, I want to keep them. Even if we don’t really need them, I find work for them and try to give them a chance to succeed,” says Sean.
After more than a year of getting to see first hand how EMBERS works and operates, Sean has a bit of advice for new EMBERS Staffing Solutions workers:
“Be patient, and know your opportunity will come. If you invest your time in EMBERS, they’ll invest in you.”