Photos by Kayleigh Omang
The events of the last several weeks have been unsettling. But for most successful businesses, managing through growth and decline, good times and bad, is nothing new. For them, staffing is key. Having the right people at the right time can make all the difference.
In the Fargo-Moorhead area and beyond, businesses of all types have found a trusted partner in Labor Masters, a leading day labor agency, led by 24-year industry veteran, Owner Nancy Kelly.
“Our workers hit the ground running,” said Kelly. “They are trained in the basics and updated when the situation warrants it, so they know what to expect.”
All new and existing Labor Masters employees receive comprehensive training to protect the health and safety of, not only themselves, but Labor Masters’ clients and their clients’ customers as well.
Workers have to be adaptable, stresses Kelly. So, multiple times a day, the Labor Masters team reviews new information from the North Dakota and Minnesota Departments of Health and Labor along with the Centers for Disease Control to compile COVID-19 updates. Workers are required to read and acknowledge best practices before receiving their next job assignment.
Labor Masters consults with its clients ahead of time to determine whether any personal protective equipment will be needed and whether the client, Labor Masters or the worker will provide it. If workers are expected to bring their own equipment, Labor Masters will find what they need at wholesale cost. At some point, those businesses that have laid-off workers will want to ramp up their production capabilities.
“That’s when we can really be an asset,” Kelly says. “By hiring qualified workers for the day, the week, or longer businesses can test the waters without committing to long-term staffing expenses.”
While Labor Masters accepts online applications, the agency requires potential new hires to show up in person to complete an application and kick off the interview process.
“What we’re really good at is helping workers find out what they’re really good at,” concluded Kelly. “And the only way we can do that is to meet.” Labor Masters works with most needs and budgets.
Labor Masters offers temporary labor solutions for both businesses and individuals, including:
- All Phases of Construction
- Order Processing
- Home and Office Cleaning
- Event Set-Up
- Yard and Garden
- Road Construction
- Flagging and Pilot Car Driving
- Answering Phone/Receptionist
- Immediate & Rush Jobs