Flexicrew’s Veteran Recruiting Program

The Soldier was a fighter— a trained military “lifer.” He planned to retire from military service or die trying. If there was a college degree in military training, The Soldier would have a Master’s Degree in Combat. When a suicide bomber attempted to blow up a building The Soldier was in, he was fully prepared for the nearly six hour deadly fire fight that followed. He was not prepared, though, for what was to happen when the fighting ended.

A broken neck, a broken shoulder, and two herniated discs in his lower back were sure to prevent The Soldier from performing the tasks required of the job that he so dearly loved. Instead of accepting a desk job in the military that would be more accommodating of his injuries, he chose to end his contract and raise a family.

Flexicrew would like to thank The Soldier for his time spent serving our country as well as the time he spends working for our company. We would also like to thank him for volunteering to assist with our Veteran Recruiting Program. Flexicrew Staffing has committed to hiring 50 veterans through the recruiting program in 2013. If you are a veteran looking for work, or know someone who is, contact your local Flexicrew recruiting office or visit Flexicrew on the web for a list of open positions.

For more information on the Veterans Administration, visit VA.gov.

How Your “Like” can Provide a Thanksgiving Meal

For the month of October, Flexicrew pledged to make a donation to breast cancer research for every new like on Facebook. Fifty dollars was donated the the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Flexicrew wants to continue supporting those in need. Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and Christmas isn’t too far behind. Many people are going to have to skip Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners this year because it is simply too much to afford. But you can help us help out a family in need. That is why, for the month of November, we are going to make donations to food banks near each of the Flexicrew offices. Help Flexicrew help families in need: like and share our Facebook page with your friends and family and help us make a difference.

Flexicrew in the Community

As many of you know, October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is likely that many of you know someone who has fought a battle with breast cancer. That is the case here at Flexicrew. Our accounting manager, Mayra Simmons, is no stranger to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Her mother, Elizabeth Saavedra, is proud to be a breast cancer survivor. On October 27th, Elizabeth, Mayra, as well as Misty Lomas and Ashley Broadus participated in The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of South Alabama walk.

Since its inception in 1993, over 8 million walkers have raised more than $460 million to help fight breast cancer through Making Strides alone. Today, nearly 300 Making Strides events take place nationwide to raise funds and awareness to put an end to breast cancer. The funds raised not only support breast cancer research; they also help provide mammograms to women who need them and help fund breast cancer information and services.

Breast Cancer Awareness month may be over, but breast cancer is not over yet. If you would like to learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events visit their Making Strides website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLEXICREW GIVES $10,000 FOR LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

 

MOBILE, AL (October 29, 2012) – Flexicrew, an employment agency headquartered in Mobile, AL, has GIVEN $10,000 to The Bridge to purchase training programs, new computers, and to create a scholarship fund for outstanding students who are currently enrolled in programs at The Bridge.

“Flexicrew has our greatest thanks for their generous commitment and support for our programs,” said Ashleigh Simon, Clinical Director for the Bridge. “This donation will go a very long way in helping us in our mission to educate and motivate this group of young people, to give them opportunities for education that they might not have otherwise.”

Flexicrew has donated $4,000 for computers which are currently being purchased and installed. Flexicrew has also committed $6,000 more in future contributions to help with purchasing additional equipment and to setup the scholarship fund.

Flexicrew is fast becoming a business leader in industrial and commercial staffing. With 9 offices across the Southeast, Flexicrew is able to provide qualified employees to every business sector. To learn more about Flexicrew, visit Flexicrew.com.

 

About Flexicrew
Flexicrew is a privately held, woman owned employment agency headquartered in Theodore, AL. Flexicrew provides a full range of employment services including temporary staffing, permanent placement, and OSHA training in 9 locations across the Southeast. We focus on providing personal service to each and every client and candidate, to practicing ethical business and to giving back to our communities.

 

About The Bridge

Founded in 1974, The Bridge provides substance abuse treatment and behavioral rehabilitation programs for adolescents (ages 12-18). Our programs are staffed with caring and qualified professionals using proven, evidence-based practices. Our commitment to quality and excellence is evident throughout the organization as we continue to seek ways to enhance and broaden our services. Our organizational goal is to be the provider of choice for adolescent treatment and rehabilitative services.

Tips for a Great Experience with Flexicrew

Tips for getting the most out of your Flexicrew experience:

  • Call when an assignment has ended
    • When applying for a job at Flexicrew, you sign a New Employee Responsibility form. In this form it states that within 24 hours of the last day worked you are to call Flexicrew and inform them of the assignment’s end.
  • Check in at least once a week
    • Also found in the New Employee Responsibility form is a section that states you will call your local Flexicrew office and inform them of your availability. Failure to do so is considered voluntary resignation and you waive all rights to unemployment benefits and claims.
  • Update contact information regularly
    • We need to be able to contact you if a job becomes available. Call us every time your phone number changes. You should give us back up phone numbers if necessary. You are important to us and we want to help you to the best of our abilities.
  • Report all injuries to Flexicrew immediately
    • Regardless of severity we need to be informed of your work site injury.
  • Call your local Flexicrew office and the company you are working with if circumstances prevent you from making it to work
    • If your car breaks down on the way to work and you’ll be late or you are sick and will be unable to make it to work, call our office to let us know so that we can inform our client. You should also call the supervisor of the work site and inform them of your issue.
  • Always have the correct PPE
    • Always wear the proper Personal Protection Equipment at every job site. Typical PPE includes but is not limited to steel toe boots, safety vests, hard hats, and safety glasses.  Please participate in all safety meetings or Job Security Analysis (JSA) meetings.
  • Be responsible for your own time
    • A client may mistakenly delete your time for a specific day; accidents do happen. That is why it is always best to keep a track of the days and hours you work while on assignment with Flexicrew. We offer carbon copy timesheets to our employees. You may also elect to keep track of your hours, supervisor(s), and job location(s) in a personal notebook.

Essential StaffCARE

Flexicrew offers our employees benefits tailored to individuals’ needs. We offer Essential StaffCARE, an industry leading package of health and wellness benefits, to our temporary employees. Flexicrew’s Essential StaffCARE plan includes:

  • Medical, Prescription, Vision, Dental, Term Life, and Short-Term Disability coverage
  • Coverage for doctor’s office visits and inpatient benefits
  • No pre-existing condition limitations and no health questions
  • No waiting period on Medical: coverage begins the Monday following a payroll deduction and continues as long as you have deductions from your paycheck
  • Wellness benefits
  • Available coverage for your spouse and dependents up to age 26

 

 Additional Information

When can I enroll in the plan?

You will be able to enroll in the Essential StaffCARE program within 30 days of your hire date. You may make changes to your benefits or unenroll from coverage during our annual open enrollment period, or anytime you experience a Qualifying Life Event. (A Qualifying Life Event includes marriage, divorce, birth/adoption of children, death of immediate family member, Medicare entitlement, loss of prior coverage, employer bankruptcy, or loss of dependent status.)

Do I have to visit an in-network provider?

 It is not required that you visit an in-network provider. If you choose a provider who participates in the PPO network you receive two key advantages:

  • PPO discounts for all services
  • The provider will file the claim to the plan

What if I want to visit an in-network provider?

Should you choose to visit an in-network provider, you may use these links to search for providers in your area.

 

Flexicrew Remembers 9/11

Mobile team members particiapted in the Tunnel to Towers Fun Run to show our support for the men and women who help to protect us.

Mobile, AL is one of dozens of cities across the country to host the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run. Since 2002, the event is held annually to honor the 343 firefighters and first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

The event also remembers the men and women in the Armed Forces who died while fighting the War on Terror.

The Tunnel to Towers Run recreates the final footsteps of New York City Firefighter Stephen Siller, who was last seen running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel with sixty pounds of gear strapped to his back on his way to the World Trade Center.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Stephen Siller Foundation, which supports special needs by first responders, burn centers, orphan support and severely wounded veterans.

Congratulations to our Staffing Employees of the Year!

Flexicrew joins staffing companies across the country in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 10–16, and names our Branch Staffing Employees of the Year.  National Staffing Employee Week was established to pay tribute to the millions of Americans who are employed by staffing firms every business day.

“National Staffing Employee Week is a salute to the important temporary employees who actively contribute to the growth and maintenance of our economy,” said Misty Brennan, CEO of Flexicrew. “Each of these employees is a great example of a dependable employee, the kind our clients depends on. We are proud to have them on our payroll and we congratulate them on the Employee of the Year status.”

Each employee will receive a $250 gift card and a certificate signed by ASA president, Richard Walhquist.

WINNERS

Robert Kennedy -Mobile Branch

Rocky Evans – Pascagoula Branch

Khalid Chopin – New Orleans Branch

Stephen Joseph – Lafayette Branch

Michael Young – Jacksonville Branch

Flexicrew named to 2012 list of Diversity Staffing Firms

Flexicrew, a privately held women-owned business was named to the list of 2012 Diversity Staffing Firms.

Staffing Industry Analysts released its 2012 lists of diversity staffing firms, including 169 firms that represent diversity categories such as woman-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned small business, HUBZone business, and service-disabled veteran-owned business.

“We are pleased by the expanded number of companies that elected to participate in this year’s 2012 Diversity List,” said Timothy Landhuis, a research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts. “…. The 2012 Diversity List is intended to help buyers identify diversity suppliers that can meet their specific needs.”