Worker Finds Satisfaction in Temp Work
The EMBERS Staffing Solutions Employee of the Month program is made possible by our friends at Home Depot. They supply winners with $100 worth of tools and equipment to help them on their journey to becoming economically self-sufficient.
Industrious and consistently in a great mood, Gary is a superstar worker. He was recently selected to be EMBERS Staffing Solutions‘ Employee of the Month, and we chatted with him to learn more about his experience working with EMBERS.
What brought you to EMBERS?
I was living and working in Toronto. I’m from Newfoundland, and there were no jobs up there. I wanted to be closer to the ocean, so I moved to Vancouver. I was doing manufacturing in BC, processing various chemicals for tire companies.
A friend told me that EMBERS is a good place to go and that you are a really good non-profit temp agency. I got a job, and I’ve been here ever since. It’s been almost a year now.
What’s your favourite part about working for EMBERS?
I get to move around to different job sites, and most of my sites are pretty long term. I like the change in scenery when one job ends and another starts. I do skilled labour, and I’m a lead hand. I like the work, and the people I work with.
Can you think of a specific instance where EMBERS has helped you?
When I started looking for work, I didn’t have protective equipment. At the beginning, you guys supplied me with everything I needed. That was the biggest help. Eventually, I bought almost all my equipment.
If you tell people about EMBERS, what do you tell them?
If you are looking for work, it’s a good place to go. If you need work, they’ll put you to work right away. They are a good company, a non-profit, and you get paid well depending on your skills. I always recommend EMBERS to anyone who will listen. I appreciate the work that you got for me, loaning me the equipment, and the payday advance.
Congratulations for being our March Employee of the Month, Gary!