By Cynthia and Steve | The Switchback Management Team
Firstly, we want to extend a huge thank-you from the whole Switchback team for supporting our mission of providing dignified, meaningful work for people with significant barriers to employment in a supportive, community setting.
We’d also love to share a few of the highlights from this past quarter.
As we reported last quarter, one of our employees, Blake*, has entered a four-month addiction treatment program. We’re happy to report that he is progressing well, and we are in regular contact with him to offer support and encouragement as he takes this huge step towards his personal well-being.
Although Blake’s absence has left us a bit short-handed, we have been so happy that our employee Tom* has grown and flourished by stepping up to the plate in Blake’s absence. He's shown more growth, initiative, responsibility and aptitude in the past few months than we've seen in the entire 6 years we've been open as a shop. His quality of work, productivity and personal growth has made Tom the most improved employee of the year!
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Thanks to continued strong business, we are now looking to add 2-3 new barriered employees to the shop. We are really excited about extending our mission of offering dignified, meaningful, stable work to more people with significant barriers to employment. At this stage we’ve started the interview process and are thrilled at the prospect of having new folks join the Switchback team!
*Names changed to protect the privacy of our employees.
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