Each year Express Employment Professionals, one of the nation's largest staffing firms, hand-picks the top associates in their system and honors them with the esteemed Employee of the Year award. This year, Kenosha Express associate Garrett Fairbanks was named Wisconsin Employee of the Year for his significant career growth since becoming an Express associate.
Fairbanks' motivation and experience made him an excellent candidate to find work through Express. While working for the staffing company, Fairbanks was struggling with transportation to work, however he never let it prevent him from showing up on time for every assignment offered. He was given accolades for the wonderful job he was doing and eventually was offered a full-time position as a CNC machinist at the Express client. Fairbanks was nominated for advancing his skills and accomplishing his goals of finding a job.
“Each year we find jobs for hundreds of thousands of associates, and we often come across truly exceptional individuals who deserve to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to their growing careers,” says Robert A. Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals. “The Employee of the Year award is the highest honor an Express associate can receive and we couldn't be more pleased to bestow this award upon Garrett.”
Winners of the Employee of the Year award are chosen based on their unique story as a job seeker and their level of growth in their set career. Nominees are also selected because they exude a “Character of Excellence,” which means they are reliable, honest, hard working, have an exemplary attitude, and a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure their and others' success.
For the 2012 awards, three industry winners were chosen on the national level, five as regional winners and one per state or province on the local level. In total, 50 winners were awarded across North America. National winners receive $1,000 and a professional photo certificate; regional zone winners receive $750 and a professional photo certificate; and state/province winners each receive $500 and professional photo certificate.
Worldwide, Express Employment Professionals put 341,000 people to work in 2011 and has more than 585 offices in three countries. Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources and works across a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.expresspros.com/eoy.
Express Employment Professionals serves local businesses with both full-time and temporary staffing and job placement in addition to providing human resource services and consulting. Our full line of services include:
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To learn more about our staffing options and other human resource solutions for your business, or if you are a job seeker interested in finding employment with Express, contact a local employment agency in your area.