Rising in Phoenix, The Labor Finders 2022 Employee of the Year!

May 25, 2022

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL—When attempting to define words such as normal and average, the process is overly complex. In fact, the complexity is that there is an actual science behind the definition of those words. So, when the judging committee for the Labor Finders / LF Staffing 12th Annual Employee of the Year were reviewing the nominees, one person stood out from all the rest and that person, Jesse Zapien is far from average.

“Since its inception twelve years ago, the entries we received have proven that our temporary associates are the best in the staffing industry! This award is a wonderful way for us to recognize the very best of the best! These days, we may have a few less associates, but many have loyally braved the on-going issues of COVID and not feeling motivated to work and these people are deserving of recognition more than ever!” stated Dan Shube, Chief Marketing Officer for Labor Finders International.

The Labor Finders judging committee were all in agreement that Jesse Zapien was the most deserving to win this years’ coveted award; all due to his true grit and determination which he possesses.

Being a single parent is far from easy, but Jesse Zapien is not your average guy. He is a very resolute and hardworking associate who has always managed to push through many of life's struggles. With his on-going perseverance, Jesse continued to impress the Tempe, Arizona Labor Finders office by balancing his productivity at work and caring for his young daughter who has her own challenges.

Jesse recently went through a difficult divorce resulting in a long custody battle. At one point due to the on-going financial struggles because of the custody battle, he lost his vehicle and was forced to use public transportation. Even when faced with all this adversity, Jesse never let that stop him. Always on time for work despite having to take a long journey by bus and then bicycle the rest of the way every morning, rain, or shine.

Cynthia Sabel, the assistant branch manager of the Labor Finders Tempe office, (who nominated Jesse) first dispatched him to help with cleaning up at a metal fabrication shop. “He quickly became a highly regarded employee by our customer Paul Olguin, due in part to his excellent work ethic and open communication. Jesse and Paul have always kept our office staff up to date with any schedule changes or time off requests. Paul has stated that Jesse has been a pleasure to train and is a great asset to their company. So much so, that Paul has used Jesse as an example to his own employees of how they need to improve their attendance and productivity.

“Paul has rewarded Jesse by teaching him about fabrication and welding so that he can have a more stable career. Since his time working with Paul, we have seen how Jesse has increased his skills and value as an employee. Which is why it was no surprise that Paul has decided to hire Jesse on as a full-time permanent employee,” stated Cynthia.

Jesse's drive to succeed has paid off. Labor Finders is extremely proud of Jesse, and we are happy to see him continue his journey as a metal fabricator. Even though Jesse has crossed the bridge to permanent employee, he has stated that he would like to continue working with Labor Finders, picking up some weekend work here and there, which the office is beyond thrilled to do.

When contacted about Jesse’s win Cynthia was overwhelmed by gratitude. “I was so thrilled that Jesse was chosen as the winner for the Labor Finder 2022 Employee of the Year winner. Because of his challenging work and as a single parent, Jesse truly deserves this most prestigious honor. It is people like Jesse that makes me love working in this industry and for Labor Finders. We get to help people change their lives and it is truly awe-inspiring.”

As the Labor Finders / LF Staffing 12th Annual Employee of the Year winner Jesse Zapien will receive a check for $1,500.00 along with a commemorative plaque. The Tempe office will also receive a plaque to display for all other employees to see. Jesse will receive recognition on Labor Finders’ Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter pages.

About Labor Finders International:
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 thirteen consecutive years Labor Finders has received top honors in the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Client competition, giving Labor Finders the exclusive Double Diamond Award. Labor Finders operates almost two hundred offices nationwide with a strong tradition of leadership as the country’s top name and resource in the business of temporary industrial staffing 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.

Note to the Media:
If you would like more information on Labor Finders or to interview Jesse Zapien, please reach out to Celina Klee, Public Relations Manager for Labor Finders at 561-273-8226 or by email at: Celina.klee@laborfinders.com.


We use cookies to improve user experience and to analyze website traffic. For these reasons, we may share your site usage data with our analytics and advertising partners. By continuing to use the site, you consent to store on your device all the technologies described in our Cookie Policy. You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking "Cookie Preferences" in your browser settings. Please read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for full details.