No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. –Alfred North Whitehead
During this Thanksgiving season, we’re thinking about all the many things we are grateful for at Friday Services. Our staff celebrated Thanksgiving a little early this year by gathering together to enjoy some delicious food, great company, good conversation, and lots of laughter. We’re thankful to be part of an amazing work family, and we’re thankful for continued job growth in North Carolina, so that we can help others find their ideal “work home” as well.
For almost 35 years now, we’ve been working hard to help people every day: to find jobs, get better jobs, get promoted and apply for internal positions, and to pair the right employees with the right employers. With continued growth on the job front in Western North Carolina, we’re able to find the best opportunities out there to create lasting opportunities, and lasting careers. We’re proud of the work we do because we’re helping to make a difference in people’s everyday lives.
North Carolina Jobs on the Rise
We’re seeing growth and movement across several different types of industries, with North Carolina in a good position to compete, attract, and grow new jobs. This year we have been seeing the results of this job growth. The numbers of workers who obtained permanent employment through our staffing agency increased 135% in 2014, when compared to 2008.
We’re particularly thankful for the growth that the manufacturing sector has seen recently, both here at home and nationally. The North Carolina Economic Development Board report on Recommended Strategies for Economic Growth 2014-2024 shows that manufacturing remains important to North Carolina’s economy, generating 20% of our state Gross State Product. According to a recent White House report, American manufacturing has added 700,000 jobs since February 2010, the fastest pace of job growth since the 1990s. This means we have been able to place workers in even more great manufacturing jobs this year.
Also in 2014, we’ve seen an overall increase in numbers of qualified applicants. We’re grateful that our improved online job application system is allowing us to help even more workers. Western North Carolina is home to a skilled and diverse labor force and we’re happy to serve local employers and employees alike by matching workers with job opportunities.
An Attitude of Gratitude
It’s no secret that when employees feel valued they are motivated to do their best work. In fact, research on gratitude shows that when employees feel appreciated, they have higher job satisfaction and longer job retention. At Friday Services, we value our employees and acknowledge that you are an important part of who we are. That’s why we offer the following benefits, to support our employees and set them up for success:
- Free computer software training
- Holiday Pay
- Vacation Pay
- Medical and Life Insurance
- 401K Retirement plan
- Employee Assistance Program
Whether you’re looking for a job to match your skills, or are an employer in need of the perfect candidate for an available job, we work with you to create the best possible outcome, and stay connected along each step of the way.
From all of us here at Fridays, we want to say thank you for helping us become the leaders in employment solutions for Western North Carolina. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!