The Work Connection opens in WorthingtonWORTHINGTON — After numerous years of service in the community, The Work Connection finally has an office space in Worthington to assist its growing business and employee clientele.
WORTHINGTON — After numerous years of service in the community, The Work Connection finally has an office space in Worthington to assist its growing business and employee clientele.
Founded in St. Paul, The Work Connection acts as a liaison between employers and job seekers while offering a wide range of services for both parties.
“We provide staffing solutions for client companies, cost-effective methods and help with risk management,” said area manager Carie Leske. “Just like any employer, we handle the costs related to employment, like workers’ compensation and employment benefits. We have a fully functional employer’s record.”
Small– to mid-sized companies may benefit from the human resources service The Work Connection offers.
Leske said the human resources department can be housed on or off site according to the client’s preference.
Employees are matched for both short- and long-term projects based on the needs of a company.
The first step for job seekers, Leske said, is to contact the office to complete an application process.
“We’re one tool in the job- seeking tool box,” Leske said. “We’re always hopeful that we’re making good matches and long-timer job offers.”
Upon completing the application, a staffing professional will interview individuals to gauge their interest and determine the best-suited job.
Employees will also be subjected to pre-employment screening and background checks.
“Once we have job openings, we look at the position and at our candidate pool,” Leske said. “Some jobs require interviews before a placement, and some are direct placements.”
Prior to any placement, The Work Connection provides employees with a work readiness course addressing safety issues, expectations and job duties.
“We already have a pool of candidates in Worthington, but having an office is helpful,” she said. “It’s easier for our applicants.”
The Work Connection has 22 locations in Minnesota and several others in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Nevada.
The team at the Worthington office consists of Leske, staffing professional Tricia Broberg and business consultant Aaron Olson.
The new office is located at 1132 Oxford St., Suite 3, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.