FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Celina Klee
Labor Finders International, Inc.
• Labor Finders: Announces the Employee of the
Year for 2014
• Labor Finders: Wins Inavero's Best of Staffing
For Five Consecutive Years: 2010 - 2014
• Labor Finders: Receives the Exclusive Diamond
Award from Best of Staffing
• Labor Finders: Rated Significantly Higher Than
The Industry Average
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA- A company that is
consistently top-rated (via a third-party surveys) by its customers
speaks volumes but when, all is said and done, it is the employees
that make up the foundation for success. That said, Labor Finders,
the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing
franchise company in the United States, is pleased to announce
their 2014 Employee of the Year Award…although, this is not your
Dontay Kilgo, like so many, took a wrong path in the
walk-of-life. As a young man, Dontay made bad decisions that
altered his life. What makes Dontay far from ordinary is that
unlike so many people who continue to venture down the path, he did
a 180 by taking control of his life, which led to his on-going
pursuit for all-things-positive.
"I remember the day Dontay walked through our door," said
Elizabeth Orlando, branch manager of the Charlotte Labor Finders
office, "He stood tall, was very respectful and quiet. I asked what
type of work he was interested in and each answer emitted a
positive, electric energy…an upbeat personality and confidence
shone through. At the time, we did not have many positions
available, so I could not hire him on the spot. A week later, we
were in a jam and the first person I thought to call was Dontay.
From that moment on Dontay has been our "go to man," by being
reliable, punctual and optimistic."
Dontay is the hardest working and caring person, you will ever
meet. "I have witnessed him mentoring his fellow associates in the
office," stated Ms. Orlando. "He takes the time to listen to their
problems; letting them know that nothing is impossible…he gives
them hope. It is truly wonderful when I connect a young worker with
Dontay on an assignment, the result is pure magic-he is an
excellent role model. I really got to know Dontay when I
asked him if he would work a move at 9 pm on a Saturday. No one
else would work that shift but Dontay said "No Problem." He
explained that work…hard work helps him be a better person, by
keeping him busy, preventing him from going back to his old ways
and he has positive hope for his future."
Customers adore Dontay. He gets repeat assignments with the same
clients and they love to feed him-yes, clients always want Dontay
to stay for dinner. Ms. Orlando, knew she had to submit Dontay for
the 2014 Labor Finders Employee of the Year Award, besides filling
out the entry form, she took it a step further, Ms. Orlando asked
Dontay to write down his story. "After reading Dontay's
words, he has inspired me to be a better Labor Finders manager,"
said Orlando, "He motivates me to find more jobs for our
"My life has turned around, for the better, said Dontay Kilgo,
"I cannot lie about Labor Finders, I brag about this company. I was
able to get a house, a car, nice clothes and I can eat lobster and
crab legs three times a week. My philosophy is the early bird gets
the worm and to always do hard, clean work. All I know is reading
my bible, eat, sleep, listen to good music, my family, money, God
and Labor Finders. And, to top it off, everyone in the office is
sweeter than a sugar cane and a jar of honey put together. I owe a
lot to them for staying with the best match/dispatch policy."
Dontay, stated in his story, "My long-term goals is to become a
certified Fork-Lift Operator, buying a truck and starting a moving
business." As for him, personally, Dontay went on to state, I want
to stay healthy, live a long productive life, keep
connecting with God who made me a mature adult and of course,
staying in contact with Labor Finders."
Presidents and CEO's of major national corporations rarely have
the time to travel to meet with employees yet alone to attend an
event for a temporary worker; well Jeffrey Burnett, President and
CEO of Labor Finders International, is not your ordinary corporate
executive. On Friday, August 15 at 4pm, Jeff Burnett will
attend the awards ceremony for Dontay Kilgo and along with local
franchisee Myron Walker present a check to him for $1,000 at the
Labor Finders office at 4040 Chesapeake Drive. Labor Finders is
proud to have Dontay-the dedicated, hard-working, wonderful role
model as a member of our family.
***Note To Members Of The
Media: Recognition is a good thing, so please
come out and meet the inspirational Dontay Kilgo and Labor Finders
International, President and CEO Jeff Burnett along with all of the
hard working staff and employees of the Labor Finders Charlotte
office during this very special event. The address is 4040
Chesapeake Drive and the phone number is 704-394-7314.
Mr. Burnett and Mr. Kilgo will be available for interviews and
photo ops during the event.
For more information on Labor Finders, please feel free to
contact Celina Klee, the Public Relations Manager for Labor Finders
International, Inc. at 561-273-8226 or at
Celina.firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please be sure to
check out the Labor Finders International, Inc. website at
Since 1975 Labor Finders International, Inc., a franchise company
is the country's oldest and largest privately held industrial labor
staffing company in the United States. For five consecutive years
(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Labor Finders has received top
honors in Inavero's Best of Staffing Client competition, presented
by CareerBuilder; giving Labor Finders the exclusive Diamond Award.
Labor Finders operates almost 200 offices nationwide with a strong
tradition of leadership as the country's top name and resource in
the business of temporary industrial staffing recently ranked
number 41 in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) prestigious 2014
Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms annual list for the
United States. Labor Finders is a proud member of the American
Staffing Association (ASA).
Labor Finders strength comes from the commitment of locally
operated staffing offices that consistently satisfy their
customers, while demonstrating their core values everyday: Respect,
Appreciation and Safety. The mission is simple: treat temporary
employees and customers fairly.