Labor Finders 2016 Employee of the Year Winner Is A True Survivor

August 01, 2016

CONTACT: Celina Klee
Labor Finders International, Inc.

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  • Labor Finders: Receives the Exclusive Diamond Award from Best of Staffing
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL-Most people like to acknowledge the best-of-the-best: the best movie, the best restaurant, the best ball team; the best athlete.  Businesses also like to acknowledge their best employee and Labor Finders is one of these businesses. This year, Labor Finders, the country's oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company in the United States is honored to have found an employee, who exemplifies the best-of-the-best.

Dan Shube, the Chief Marketing Officer for Labor Finders International stated, "Our Labor Finders Employee of the Year award is now in its fith successful year. This whole concept began when I started hearing stories about the wonderful temporary workers from our branch managers throughout the country."

Throughout the country, branch managers from both Labor Finders and LF Staffing offices place around 20,000 people to work daily. For the Employee of the Year award, the managers submitted  their best candidates by explaining why their worker deserved to be honored with inspirational award. Some of key points the branch managers touched upon were attendance, their personal outlook,  and hard work along with the candidates  who made suggestions that saved money or improved safety and if the temporary worker received a permanent placement or if they won employee awards while on assignment. Nearly all the top contenders had glowing comments from their employer (Labor Finders' clients) along with the Labor Finder's branch managers.

Every office has their star performers; but the winner had to be a SUPERSTAR!  Each of the submissions' stories was compelling and some moved the judges to tears; although one person stood out from the rest. Besides the Grand Prize winner, the judges selected a 1st Runner-Up and a  2nd Runner-Up; in addition, in addtion many other nominees were recognized as Honorable Mentions.

The Grand Prize winner Anthony ("Tony") Harrington from Columbia, South Carolina, is a true Southern Gentleman.  "He is one of the most dedicated and hardworking individuals you will ever meet. All customers jockey for a position to get Tony at their service," stated Dan Vance, the branch manager of the Columbia Labor Finders office. 

With his honest, positive and soft spoken personality, Tony is a can-do-it-all worker. You need a Welder, check; Plumber, check; Sheetrock installed, check; Electrical work, check…you get the idea; Tony can do just about anything. Now, for the shocker! Tony was diagnosed with cancer about a year ago. "He has endured Chemo so many times, I cry for him," said Vance.  But what is truly amazing is that through all of his treatments Tony has maintained his extremely high level of service, but most of all, his integrity and devotion to the Labor Finders reputation. This is why; he is without a doubt the true definition of Employee of the Year because he always goes above and beyond the call of duty for his co-workers and for Labor Finders. 

"This year's winner displayed all the characteristics that our customers depend upon Labor Finders associates to provide, however, he did it in the face of one of life's harshest challenges. Tony is not only the winner of this competition, he is a winner at life itself!," stated Shube.

Presidents and CEO's of major national corporations rarely have the time to travel to meet with employees one-on-one; well Jeffrey Burnett, President and CEO of Labor Finders International, is not your ordinary corporate executive.  On Wednesday, August 3 from 4 to 6 pm, Jeff Burnett will attend the awards ceremony along Rich Fields, President of Labor Finders of South Carolina, Inc. (which owns and operates the Columbia office,) they will present a check to him for $1,000 at the Labor Finders office at 1225 Rosewood Drive in Columbia.

Labor Finders is proud to have Tony-the dedicated, hard-working, wonderful role model as a member of our family. Tony, has the eye of the tiger…he is a true survivor and is Labor Finders 2016 Employee of the Year winner.

***Note To Members Of The Media: Recognition is a good thing, so please come out and meet the inspirational Tony Harrington along with Jeff Burnett and all of the hard working staff and employees of the Labor Finders Columbia office during this very special event. The address is 1225 Rosewood Drive in Columbia and the phone number is 803-779-1210.

Mr. Burnett, Mr. Fields and Mr. Harrington will be available for interviews and photo ops during the event.