You can be an All Star

Friday inspiration from Karen Cain, Salem Branch Manager

So many ways that YOU can be an All Star!

Each and every day you can do your part in following the Golden Rule of treating others the way you would like to be treated. This has never been more important than it is TODAY. Go into this year knowing and believing that You CAN make a difference. It is so rewarding to Give Back, Pay Things Forward and DO Good. Spend some of your time and energy on good causes. Sign up and Show up. Make the world a better place because of your contributions. You won’t know unless you try. You may even find yourself smiling throughout the day, because it DOES feel good to help others. What you do for others will be your legacy.

How beautiful is that?! #BeAnAllStar #MakeItBetter #HappyNewYear

Happy New Year – A Positive Look Back on 2016

Happy New Year!

As we move forward into another new year, I think it is only natural to reflect on the year we are leaving behind. Now, none of us look back through the same lenses, we all have different outlooks on experiences, loves, losses, wins and moments that turn into history. Here at All Star we decided we should reflect on some of the undeniably good global things that happened in 2016.

10) Veteran Homelessness Has Dropped 50% Since 2010.
9) After a century of decline, tiger numbers are now rising – 22% growth since 2010.
8) The United States Treasury Department is making some refreshing changes to show a diversity of new faces including Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony.
7) 24 different countries united to create the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica.
6) Even though we have had some memorable losses this year, 2016 was one of the safest years in aviation history for over 3 billion people who boarded planes.
5) The American teen graduation rate reached a historic high – 83.2%!
4) A 50-year war finally ended with a peace treaty in Colombia.
3) India planted 50 million trees in one day, smashing the world record.
2) The Americas are finally entirely declared measles-free (after 22 year effort).
1) Monumental breakthrough: gravitational waves finally detected, proving Einstein was right.

On less of a global note, here at All Star Labor & Staffing, we are extremely thankful when we look back and see that we were able to assign 3,300 employees to jobs in 2016. For that we are truly blessed.

We wish you love, laughter, health and great employment in 2017!

-All Star Labor & Staffing

First Annual Holiday Giveaway

Owner/Director Ramona Mathany gives amazing gifts to each of the 30+ employees she has each year during the holidays and truly enjoys it. This year, she not only gave physical and monetary gifts to her employees but she also wanted to give the gift of giving. Each branch received $500 to distribute to people in need anyway they wanted. Some branches adopted families for Christmas, others bought gifts that were needed in their community and delivered them. The Portland office decided to head down to the area where one of our co-workers homeless cousin lives to give people what they really want/need during this cold holiday season.

The experience was overwhelmingly rewarding. Giving is truly receiving. This will become an annual tradition here at All Star Labor & Staffing. We put together a video so we could share it internally but decided to share it publicly as well because the day brought such joy!

An amazing side note – that co-worker who has a homeless cousin paid $100 out of her own pocket to by a homeless veteran a new cell phone so he could keep in contact with his family.

#PureJoy #GivingIsReceiving #BestDayEver #BeAnAllStar

Happy Holidays Everyone!