Thanks for returning to the continuing story of what I’ve learned about the not-so-well-known services and benefits provided by Horizon Goodwill! Since moving to the Washington County area, my recent revelations regarding this amazing organization have included household donations, automobile tax credits, computer recycling! All very eye-opening topics, but they can’t hold a candle to their phenomenal Business Outsourcing Services.
Local Outsourcing Helps Your Business’ Bottom Line —And Your Community!
As a past reader, hopefully you remember how my family and I ended up relocating to the Hagerstown area, namely by accepting an amazing position that enables me to fulfill my dream of becoming a writer. Truth be told, the move almost never happened! When I found myself out of work after my past employer of 20 years sold the business, it was time to start shaking the employment tree.
No problem, I had made a lot of business contacts during my career and was fairly certain I would have no problem finding a new position—Boy, was I in for a rude awakening!
My first call was to a former colleague who was now responsible for production and packaging at a pretzel factory. I know, it doesn’t sound glamorous, but I knew they could use a savvy writer to help them launch their new line of peanut butter flavored pretzels. Certainly this major company would have an opening, right?
“John, I’m sorry, but it’s complicated. Due to peanut allergies we can only run the new product through twice a month. Even with the required overtime to get the equipment sterilized, we’re having a difficult time keeping the assembly line moving without burning out our employees. Every extra dollar we have has to go into hiring an overnight crew strictly to make this flavor. Based on this expense our marketing budget is almost non-existent.”
I understood Larry’s dilemma. He explained how much the actual cost of recruiting new employees, payroll taxes, training and the aforementioned overtime was quickly becoming a major drain and, here’s the kicker, even affecting the company’s profits.
Keep in mind, this conversation occurred several months ago. Imagine my surprise when I logged into my Facebook account to see a message from Larry. The post he left on my wall immediately gave me the warm fuzzies:
“Hey! I’ve been reading your articles and found myself on the Horizon Goodwill website. I ended up on the Business Solutions page and learned about how they have Outsourcing Solutions available in your area. Called up our local Goodwill and they have the same thing here! Just what we needed! Solved all our short-run problems, and I mean all! Keep it up, Johnny Boy!”
That one post meant the world to me! If only every business was aware that Goodwill provides outsourcing services able to reduce overhead, control payroll expenses, lower training costs, all while increasing productivity, wouldn’t it make sense to immediately sign up? I haven’t even mentioned how this decision helps to benefit a company’s local community!
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Hey, Larry, if you’re reading this, a free case of those pretzels for my new office mates would be greatly appreciated. I’m just saying…….