March 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.
For over three years, Tania has been a staple around the EMBERS Staffing Solutions office. During this time, Tania has proven herself to be a reliable, hard-working individual with a great work ethic and an even better attitude.
When Tania first came to EMBERS, it was the flexibility of temporary work that appealed to her. It supported her need to frequently travel back and forth between Vancouver and her family in Saskatchewan.
“The flexibility at EMBERS is amazing. I couldn’t work steady sometimes because I would have to go to see my family. But when I came back, EMBERS always found me a new job,” says Tania.
In 2013, when she was ready for more permanent work, EMBERS placed Tania in a three-month contract with the City of Vancouver – a placement she says changed her life.
“I was homeless for the first month of the three-month contract. The job with the City of Vancouver really helped me save enough to be able to put a roof over my head,” says Tania.
“A lot of people have barriers, but EMBERS really does help,” says Tania. “Everybody at EMBERS listens, when you have a problem or issue, they really listen and do their best to help.”
Over the years, EMBERS has helped Tania take several training courses and get certifications and tickets to help her advance her career and get new job opportunities.
“No other place pays for your tickets, and then gets you work using them,” says Tania. “Before EMBERS helped me get my tickets, I was working general labour, doing mainly construction cleanup work.”
Now, Tania is working steadily as a certified Hoist Operator, putting her training to good use and working towards saving up enough for a used car.
While the training opportunities and steady work have helped Tania get on her feet, her favourite part of the day is when she gets to come into the office before heading off to work.
“Everyone is so friendly here! Even all the other workers are friendlier than any other place,” says Tania. “In the morning, we all sit here with our coffee and donuts chatting – it’s so nice, it’s like a little community.”
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