Fresh Start for EMBERS Staffing Solutions Worker
Sometimes a fresh start is all you need. For Melissa Hutchinson, that fresh start came in the form of EMBERS Staffing Solutions.
After working for years in part-time, low-paying retail jobs and constantly feeling disposable and disrespected at work – Melissa was ready for a change.
“It got to the point, where every job I went, the people were all the same and terrible,” says Melissa.
She scrounged together the money to get her flagging ticket to become a Traffic Control Person (TCP) and went in search of the right place to put it to use.
EMBERS Staffing Solutions got Melissa her first jobs in the construction industry, giving her the chance to really be challenged at work.
Hearing that EMBERS also offers training, Melissa jumped at the opportunity to get her hoist operator ticket.
“Now I am on the job site full-time as their hoist operator – I even sometimes help train new flaggers on the site,” says Melissa.
Her journey with EMBERS hasn’t always been so easy. Before she was offered full-time work, Melissa would drop in every morning for the labour pool.
“It can be really hard to come every morning and think you might not get work – and coming in and not getting a job that day is really tough,” explains Melissa. “But everyone says they are all trying really hard to get you a job tomorrow – and you know they are telling you the truth.”
Melissa credits the team at EMBERS for really working hard to help her achieve her goals.
“I know everyone did their 100% best to get me a job.”
She is now hoping to take a level 3 First Aid course, setting her up for opportunities with even more responsibility – and of course, higher pay.
“If you stick with something – even if it is the hardest thing you have ever done – it will pay off,” says Melissa. “I am really happy with where I’m going.”