Cincinnati, OH, October 12, 2017 – BelFlex Staffing Network (BelFlex), a staffing and flexible workforce solutions firm in the commercial sector, was conferred a 2017 American Staffing Association Care Award honorable mention distinction. This national awards program recognizes outstanding social responsibility initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society—among ASA member staffing companies, associate members (staffing industry suppliers), and regional councils and affiliated chapters.
BelFlex was honored for its corporate initiative—the BelFlex Junior Mentoring Program (BJMP)—which encourages at-risk students to graduate from high school and prepares them for the workforce. In 2017, the third year of the program, BelFlex partnered with local high schools, business leaders and community organizations in six cities including Sanford, NC; Cleveland and Chattanooga, TN; Middletown, OH; Tuscaloosa, AL; and Florence, KY. The objective was to teach young adults professionalism in the workplace and provide them with the skills needed to become more employable and confident job seekers. During the eight-week program, 43 BelFlex employees volunteered nearly 1,000 hours, and in total, the company has invested over $20,000 to make the program a success.
“The BelFlex Junior Mentoring Program is the ideal representation of our ‘Succeeding Together’ philosophy, where we bring together employees, clients, and local organizations to help build the success of our communities,” said Stacy Kleinhenz, Vice President, Human Resources, BelFlex. “The program has been a win-win all around. The students benefit by receiving their high school diplomas and obtaining valuable skills to help them secure meaningful employment and local businesses and civic leaders benefit by meeting the next generation of workers that will contribute to the economic growth of their cities.”
The ASA Care Awards honor social responsibility initiatives that involve employee training and professional development, community engagement, “green” business practices, philanthropy, and more. A panel of social responsibility experts selects the honorees.
The ASA Care Award honorees will be celebrated at Staffing World® 2017, the ASA convention and expo, October 24-26 in Chicago. For more information about ASA and the ASA Care Awards, visit americanstaffing.net.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.
BelFlex Staffing Network is driven by a passion for creating success for its employees, clients, and communities—what it calls Succeeding Together. BelFlex provides staffing and flexible workforce solutions to distribution and manufacturing companies in the Midwest and Southeast that value its deep industry knowledge, recruiting expertise, commitment to compliance, and partnering approach to improving productivity. Founded in 1989, BelFlex employs over 5,000 people through its 25 branch offices. Learn more at www.BelFlex.com.