2018-06-08 / Business

30 years of hard labor made easy in Columbia

Contributed by Celina Klee

Labor Finders of Columbia is celebrating 30 years of business in Columbia.

The Labor Finders office was opened as a family business in June of 1988 by Ken Elbert. Along with his son-in-law, Rich Fields, they opened offices in Greenville, Charleston, Spartanburg, Rock Hill, and Florence and have been able to service the entire state of South Carolina.

The family chose Labor Finders, a franchise organization, because it gave them a way to fulfill God’s purpose by helping South Carolina companies succeed while providing work opportunities for people in need.

Richard Fields, the president of Labor Finders South Carolina, Inc., is a West Point graduate and service-connected disabled veteran, and he has been running the South Carolina Labor Finders franchise since 1989.

Over the past 30 years, more than 30,000 companies (10,000 in Columbia alone), have trusted Labor Finders for their staffing needs. In addition, Labor Finders provided employment opportunities for over 20,000 South Carolinians.

As a way of thanking the people of Columbia for their continuing support, Labor Finders will donate $0.30 for each hour billed in Columbia during the month of June to the Oliver Gospel Mission, which has been helping the homeless since 1988.

“We’ll provide you with the help you need and you’ll be helping a great cause,” stated Rich Fields.

To continue the focus on the 30-Year milestone, Fields went on to say, “We would like to offer the Columbia business community $30 off any one invoice for staffing services provided by our Columbia office during the month of June 2018.”

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. Labor Finders has received top honors in Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client competition presented by CareerBuilder for nine consecutive years since its inception in 2010.

In 2014, Labor Finders secured the exclusive Best of Staffing® Diamond Award after achieving five consecutive wins.

Labor Finders operates almost 200 offices nationwide. As a member of the American Staffing Association, Labor Finders adheres to the association’s Code of Ethics, which requires high standards of ethical conduct in dealings with employees, customers, and competitors.

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