Worker Stays Active with Skilled Labour
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.
Quiet but industrious, Girma is one of our most reliable workers at EMBERS Staffing Solutions. Our team recently honoured him as our May Employee of the Month because of his strong work ethic. Here’s a conversation we shared with Girma when he won his award.
What brought you to EMBERS?
Before I came to EMBERS, I was a building manager for a hotel, where I took care of plumbing and general maintenance. I was living in a small town at the time, and I thought it would be easy to get a job in Vancouver. However, I found it really hard to find a job as an older man. I was staying at the Salvation Army shelter and struggling, but then I came into EMBERS and got a job right away. Now I’ve been with EMBERS for nine months.
What is your favourite part about EMBERS?
Every time I come in, you give me a job. I can keep working until I retire. I do skilled labour and I like working out while I work. This helps because I need to keep myself active.
When you tell people about EMBERS what do you tell them?
If you want help to get a job, come to EMBERS. EMBERS helps people who want to be helped and pushes people to try and help themselves.
Congratulations on your award, Girma!