Free Rent and a job Winner Ashley Stowell

May 31st, 2017

Three great things happened to Ashley Stowell this spring. Her sweetheart asked for her hand in marriage, she won $1000 in ABR’s Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation sweepstakes and was hired on full-time at Mathews Archery Inc.! Ashley started working at Mathews through ABR Employment Services in Sparta in October, 2016.

Fast forward to May 23, 2017. Ashley thought she was asked to come to work early to fill out some paperwork. Instead, she was greeted by CEO Jim McNett and a small audience of folks from ABR and Mathews.

Watch the check presentation

A surprised Ashley said she plans to use the $1,000 to help pay for wedding expenses.

Ashley’s supervisor, Scott Jenkins said “Ashley has a great attitude. She puts in 110% every day with good, quality parts and has never missed a day of work”.

Work for ABR and you could win next! We’re now hiring for many great employers in Wisconsin and the Winona, MN area. Check out our open opportunities or refer a friend for work.

 

A Memorable Day for Elias, Free Rent and a job Winner

February 2nd, 2017

Free Rent and a job! Winner…Elias

February 1, 2017 is a day our 24th Free Rent and a job! winner, Elias, and everyone at ABR Schofield will remember as a day filled with warmth and happiness.

Elias is a hard, dedicated worker, and first spent his post high school days working in farming. Wanting something more, in July 2016, he applied for work with ABR Schofield. He was looking to get his foot in the door with an area manufacturing company. Fast forward to today, where Elias works on the assembly team at Piper Products, Inc.

When asked what he plans to do with the $1,000, Elias said his goal is to go back to school for a degree in business management and become a production supervisor. The $1,000 will give him a great start to his college fund.

Congratulations, Elias, we’re all so very happy for you and proud to have you as an employee!

Moved to Tears: Free Rent and a job! Winner

December 21st, 2016

This is sure to be a memorable holiday for Corey and his family. Everyone at ABR is humbled and moved by Corey’s reaction upon learning he is our most recent $1,000 Free Rent and a Job! winner.

Corey moved to the Wausau, WI area from North Dakota at the urging of his brother. He applied for work with ABR Employment Services Schofield location. In August 2016, he began working at Applied Laser Technologies in the Panel Assembly department.

Corey’s supervisor said, “He is a great employee, his attendance is excellent and he always does more than what is asked of him”. In addition to receiving $1,000, Applied Laser hired Corey on as their employee. Congratulations, Corey!

Looking for a new job in office or manufacturing? #SayestoABR and YOU could be ABR’s next Free Rent and a job! $1,000 winner. Search our opportunities now.

Free Rent and a job! Sweepstakes Winner Bethannie Barajas

November 16th, 2016

Bethannie is the October, 2016 winner of $ABR’s $1,000 Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation sweepstakes. She is working at Mathews Archery Inc. in the Strings Department through ABR Employment Services Sparta office since September. Congratulations Bethannie!

Jon Wise, Staffing Specialist in Sparta said, ” Bethannie is a very upbeat employee who does well at her job! She was almost brought to tears when Jim (ABR CEO Jim McNett) gave her the $1,000 check. She thought she was coming in for a focus group but was surrounded by about 20 people instead in Mathew’s showroom. She looked almost terrified as she walked in and everyone was quiet and looking at her. She didn’t know what to think! She appeared to be very grateful and ecstatic when she got the check.”

Watch Video Footage of the Free Rent and a job Sweepstakes Check Presentation

Work for ABR and you could win next! We’re now hiring for many great employers in Wisconsin and the Winona, MN area. Check out our open opportunities or refer a friend for work.

Employee Sweepstakes Winner Andrew Novy: Free Rent and a Job

October 14th, 2016

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Employee Sweepstakes – $1,000 September Winner

What would you think if your supervisor asked you to come in before your shift starts or see him after it ends? That’s what happened on October 13th to Andrew Novy, who works 3rd shift in the Strings Department at Mathews Archery, Inc. through ABR Sparta.

But instead of his supervisor, Corey Knudtson wanting to see him, a posse of 10+ people from Mathews and ABR were waiting to see Andrew! Poor Andrew, he thought he was in trouble until Jen Zahari of ABR asked him, “Do you think today is your lucky day?”. An optimistic Andrew replied, ‘Yes’!

Turns out it REALLY WAS his lucky day. Not only was Andrew and his girlfriend celebrating a relationship anniversary, Andrew found out he won $1,000 in ABR’s September Free Rent and a Job! employee appreciation sweepstakes drawing! Congrats Andrew!!!

Work for ABR and you could win next! We’re now hiring for many great employers in Wisconsin and the Winona, MN area. Check out our open opportunities or refer a friend for work.

Congratulations Carl, June Free Rent and a job! Winner

July 15th, 2016
(left to right) Ken Johnson, Travis Sonsalla, Leigh Kinyon, Carl Luther, Rhonda Noonan and Dave Kelsey.

(left to right) Ken Johnson, Travis Sonsalla, Leigh Kinyon, Carl Luther, Rhonda Noonan and Dave Kelsey.

July 14 was a lucky day for Carl Luther; he was hired on full-time at Whitehall Specialties, Inc. AND received a check from ABR for $1,000. Watch the check presentation video on our Facebook page.

Carl is the June 2016 winner of ABR’s Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation sweepstakes. He stared working at Whitehall Specialties through ABR in April on a try-before-hire basis. Carl was hired full-time by Whitehall Specialties after working a certain number of hours.  We’re so glad Carl accepted our job proposal and said ‘YES’ to working at ABR! #SayestoABR

 

Why Did the ABR Posse Storm Keystone Automotive?

May 3rd, 2016
(left to right) April 2016 Free Rent and a job! winner Rick Peterson and Keystone Automotive - Madison LKQ General Manager, Joseph Packard

(left to right) April 2016 Free Rent and a job! winner Rick Peterson and Keystone Automotive – Madison LKQ General Manager, Joseph Packard

“You walked in and I thought ‘what the heck!’” said Rick Peterson, as a posse of seven ABR staff walked into the lobby at Keystone Automotive – LKQ Corporation.

“Do you know why we’re here?” asked ABR CEO Jim McNett. Surprised and filled with nervous energy, Rick replied, “No”.

Jim explained ABR’s Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation sweepstakes and said, “Your name was drawn this month. It is our honor and pleasure to present you with this check for $1,000! We really appreciate everything you do.”

“It’s a pretty good day”, replied a smiling Rick. “I did not even know my name was in the drawing; I never win anything!”

Rick is an Inside Sales Coordinator selling aftermarket car parts to body shops. “I like what I do,” said Rick. “I enjoy helping people and using the computer; this is a fast paced job. I like doing research to locate car parts for our body shop customers”.

For the past 4 months, Rick has been working on a ‘try-before-hire’ basis at Keystone Automotive through ABR. What this means is that Rick is an ABR employee for a trial period. After the trial period ends, if performance criteria are met, Keystone Automotive determines if they want to hire Rick as their employee.

In addition to winning $1,000, Rick hit the employment jackpot too! He received an offer to become a Keystone Automotive – LKQ Corporation employee, and happily accepted!

Joseph Packard, General Manager said, “Rick is a dedicated employee who shows initiative. He is experienced yet wants to learn how to do more. He’s a good person to be around and always has a positive attitude. We’re glad to have Rick join the team.”

When asked what he was going to do with an extra $1,000 Rick replied, “Maybe I’ll buy a new camera with the money. I’m looking for a new hobby”.

Congratulations Rick! All of us at ABR Employment Services are so happy for you. We’re glad to have served as an employment resource and act as a bridge to permanent employment.

If you’re looking for employment and want a chance to win $1,000, apply today with any ABR location. Who knows, maybe the ABR posse will storm your workplace next month!

Congratulations Ashley!

April 7th, 2016
Pictured left to right: Amber Irons, Dana Von Ruden, Ashley Moats, Ashley Thimis

Pictured left to right: Amber Irons, Dana Von Ruden, Ashley Moats, Ashley Thimis

Congratulations to Ashley Moats, our 17th Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation sweepstakes winner. Ashley has been working at ABR since November, 2015 doing packaging work in the food industry.

Ashley received a check for $1,000 during a surprise check presentation ceremony at the ABR La Crosse Office on April 5th. Said a surprised Ashley to our CEO, Jim McNett, “You drove all the way here [from Madison] just for me?”.

The Early Bird Almost Didn’t Get the Worm

Normally an honest, upstanding citizen, Amber Irons, Staffing Specialist at the La Crosse branch had to fabricate a story to get Ashley into the office to receive her winnings. She had asked Ashley to come in the morning of April 5th at 11 a.m. to sign a form. Eager to get the errand done, Ashley arrived at 9:30 a.m., 90 minutes early! Thinking quickly on her feet, Staffing Coordinator Ashley Thimis made up a second story to persuade Ashley to come back at 11 a.m. Most of the time being early is a good thing, but it wasn’t that day!

Poor Ashley. She works 3rd shift, was tired, and just wanted to get the errand at ABR done so she could go home and get some sleep! Receiving the $1,000 check 90 minutes later perked her right up.

Thanks for being such a good sport AND a great employee, Ashley! And congratulations again on being ABR’s 17th Free Rent and a job! winner.

 

I Never Won Anything Like This Before!

March 10th, 2016

Stephen Kalmon, February 2016 Free Rent and a job! Winner

Stephan G Kalmon III February 2016

Congratulations to our 16th Free Rent and a job! employee appreciation drawing winner, Stephen Kalmon. He was presented with a check for $1,000 during a surprise award ceremony at C-Tech on February 26th. Said a surprised Stephen, “I never won anything like this before! I don’t know what I’m going to do with the money!”.

Stephen works as a ‘jack of all trades’ at C-Tech, doing paint line preparation, tool box and cart assembly, paint line quality inspection, buffing and grinding and assisting in the plant where needed. He’s been working at C-Tech through ABR since December, 2015.

His supervisor at C-Tech said Stephen is very reliable, dependable, is a hard worker, is consistent and on-the-job each day. Congratulations, Stephen, we’re thrilled to have you on the ABR team!

 

Why Is Rebecca Crying? She Just Received $1,000

February 10th, 2016

You’d Be Crying Too If It Happened To You

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Congratulations to Rebecca Wilk, our 15th Free Rent and a job! recipient. Rebecca works in the call center through ABR/LHI in La Crosse, WI. LHI provides care for mission critical through cost-effective, innovative health care management to the government and commercial organizations who keep America safe and running.

A 2016 To Remember

In addition to receiving $1,000 in ABR’s Free Rent and a job employee appreciation sweepstakes, Rebecca received a permanent job offer from LHI and will become their employee on February 22. Rebecca is also a student and will be graduating from Western Technical College in April with an Associate Degree in Medical Administration. She and her husband will welcome a baby in June.

Cry Joyful Tears

If you know a friend or family member not happy in their current job, refer them to ABR. Our clients are currently looking to us to help them hire for administrative, call center and manufacturing positions. And remember, if you currently work for ABR, you automatically receive an entry into the Free Rent and a job! sweepstakes for each week worked. Who knows, you could be our next winner!