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A Ray of Sunshine in St. Louis

A Ray of Sunshine in St. Louis

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A Ray of Sunshine in St. Louis


ST. LOUIS, MI—Two simple words: thank you, means more today than ever before. Collins Harlan, the branch manager of the St. Louis Labor Finders office is now, more than ever saying thank you to his temporary associates because he is truly appreciative and proud of them.

“Every moment of every day, I am thankful because I have a strong office team that are on the same mindset to keep the community of  St. Louis up and running with the best temporary associates. We put the best people to work every single day. Our hard-working  temporary associates have been on the front line since the COVID-19 health crisis began,” stated Harlan.

In every group there is always one person who stands out from the rest. “I must say that there is one person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty and Raymond B. is that person. Raymond started working for Labor Finders back in March, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, working in various warehouse and general labor jobs. But once it was clear the pandemic was going to severely disrupt the local food supply chain; he was assigned to Operation Food Search (the local food distribution center.) Raymond  started in the warehouse;  he performed so well that he started making local deliveries to schools and food pantries.

“Prior to his work with Operation Food Search, Raymond struggled with attendance and work ethic. When he was assigned to his new role, Raymond became  a brand-new person - more invigorated with a sense of purpose. It's amazing  how meaningful work can transform a person,” Harlan said.

“For Collins and his Labor Finders team-mates, COVID-19  has resulted in a process that requires them to look outward for change. “When you do that you are in tunewith the market; you develop meaningful relationships  and  we then can position our business for sustainable success.

“This has been an opportunity to reach out and connect with the community of St. Louis. There are so many people doing so much good...we started routinely reaching out to them, thanking them; and if is feasible, we become involved in their causes.

COVID-19 has changed many lives, “For me,” said Collins, “COVID has re-enforced the idea that we really are in this together. And, for that I say thank you.”


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