By: Chloe Hoffmann
Labor Day is a day of appreciation for the hard workers of
America. Deemed the "workingmen's holiday," in 1882, Labor Day was
created in order to celebrate workers' efforts that propelled the
United States to great economic achievement. This holiday takes
place annually on the first Monday in the month of September.
Labor Day is a day of gratitude. We acknowledge that workers are
the heart of this country. Their continuing strength and
determination are the reason for our country's success. The drive
to produce and succeed is the goal of every worker. The same drive
is found in every Labor Finders worker.
When I arrived at Labor Finders to gain insight into the public
relations field, I had no prior knowledge of the staffing industry.
As I learned more about Labor Finders, I was enlightened. Labor
Finders bridged the gap between companies that were in need of
workers and workers in dire need of a job. The opportunity to work
and make a living for oneself is the foundation that our country
was built upon. Labor Finders insures that the American Dream still
There isn't a shortage of testimonials from people expressing
how Labor Finders changed their lives by giving them an opportunity
to work. The Labor Finders workers' testimonials I heard were
extraordinary. I listened to interviews expressing how some workers
walk or ride their bikes many miles daily to find work at their
local Labor Finder's office. Many workers were dealing with
unfortunate circumstances, but they persevered and still managed to
put forth great effort and have a positive attitude on the job.
These stories made such an impression on me. These people made the
decision to look for work, no matter the circumstances, in order to
provide for themselves and their families.
A particular story that moved me was about two Labor Finder's
workers that were in line for the same job. One worker expressed to
the other that he might not be capable of being hired for the job
because his boots were weathered and had holes in them. Without
hesitation, the other worker offered to purchase the other worker
new boots. When I heard this story, I was moved. Even though both
men were competitors for the job, one was helping the other. It was
the greatest display of camaraderie I had ever heard of. These
stories, along with the warm and inviting staff I had the pleasure
of working alongside, made my internship so remarkable.
I would like to express my appreciation for the workers at Labor
Finders. These workers do the work that most people wouldn't even
imagine tackling. Labor Finder's workers are warriors; they battle
the summer heat and the winter cold on construction sites for long
hours. At the end of the day, these workers have dirt on their
shirts, sweat on their brows, and paycheck in their pocket. And,
that is the epitome of patriotism.
I commend Labor Finders and their employees on their
achievements and successes, and I wish you all a wonderful Labor