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This week’s Business Services Employee Spotlight is focused on Jordan Smith. Jordan is a custodian on our crew at the ATF&E facility in Martinsburg, WV. This is a very important contract for our organization and the customer has high expectations for our performance. At this site, our crew works as a team where they rely on each other. Communication and a strong work ethic are mandatory to be successful. Jordan is a highly valued member of this team and we are proud to have him!
Jordan was hired back in August of 2011 and has been key to our success at this location. Prior to his time with Goodwill, Jordan had issues staying focused. Without the ability to stay on track, it was difficult for Jordan to find employment. It was then that Jordan connected with Horizon Goodwill for assistance in getting a job. His employment specialist was able to get him placed at this site and since then, his life improved.
Janet, Jordan’s supervisor, was able to work with him on his issues and gave him the tools needed to stay focused and succeed on the job. He has developed over time and now Janet relies on him and considers him “dependable, friendly, and able to follow instructions” without a lot of supervision. There is a mutual respect between the entire team and as Jordan summarized it, “we all care about each other”.
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