Help the Smith Family Rebuild

Hi friends & family,

One of our family/friend/colleague’s home was engulfed in flames March 19, 2018. Not only is the Smith family dealing with the emotional distress of losing their home, but also the passing of their fur babies. Any contribution you can make to help the Smith family rebuild after such tragedy would be greatly appreciated. Bradley has been such a great employee and friend to Labor On Demand, lets be there for him and his family now.

Thank you so much for your help.

https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-smith-family-rebuild

HUBZone

Labor On Demand, Inc. has been accepted into the HUBZone Program! Effective December 20, 2017 has been approved for certification as a “qualified HUBZone small business concern (SBC)”. LOD is now eligible for HUBZone opportunities and will be included on the list of qualified HUBZone small business concerns found at http://dsbs.sba.gov/dsbs/search/dsp_searchhubzone.cfm

HUBZone is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small companies that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). The HUBZone program was created in response to the HUBZone Empowerment Act created by the U.S. Congress in 1998.

Labor On Demand, Inc. focusing on providing business solutions for our clients. LOD currently provides pay-rolling, staff augmentation, training, human resource management, and internship opportunities for the city, state and federal agencies. LOD utilizes experience and expertise to implement cost effective solutions to ensure business success.

We are excited to be a part of this program and look forward to the opportunities that is will give Labor On Demand.

 

Thank you,

 

Lucinda Leal

Labor On Demand, Inc.
President/CEO

Thanksgiving Baskets

Labor On Demand, Inc. is thankful for it’s many hardworking employees. For two years now, we have been honoring them, by raffling out 25 Thanksgiving Baskets. Each basket is complete with items such as H.E.B. gift cards, stuffing, gravy, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberries, brown sugar, rolls and various desserts.  It is just our little way as a company of saying thanks to some of our many employees who work hard on a daily basis.

We believe in our workers and we are grateful to have them be a part of our community. We just want to be able to let them know we appreciate all that they do and want to give them extra blessings during the holidays.

Thank you!

Labor On Demand, Inc.

MED Week 2017

San Antonio Business Opportunity Council (SABOC) selected Labor On Demand, Inc. to be honored at its reception during the observance of National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week).

Since 1983, the U.S. President has proclaimed a national MED Week observance to recognize the outstanding achievements of minority business enterprises and to honor those corporations and financial institutions that support minority business development. MED Week celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding minority entrepreneurs and leaders and provides a platform for small and minority-owned businesses to learn about business growth strategies, receive premier training and networking opportunities.

SABOC promotes the utilization of Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HubZone) and Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) concerns throughout San Antonio and South Texas. SABOC is composed of representatives from federal agencies, U.S. Small Business Administration, Bexar County, City of San Antonio, and University of Texas at San Antonio.

Labor On Demand, Inc. is honored to be selected during the 2017 MED Week. Thank you all for your continued support and guidance in our efforts to gain employment opportunities to San Antonio.

 

Sincerely,

Lucinda Leal

Labor On Demand, Inc.

President/CEO

SBA Round Table

Labor On Demand, Inc. got to participate in the SBA Ignite Tour. Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was in San Antonio on October 18, 2017. Her nationwide round table focused on her listening to business owners.

We were educated on the SBA’s services to gain capital, mentoring and federal contracting, as well as advocating small business owners on driving economic growth.

My ability to support my family and the local community, I am honored to be considered an asset to San Antonio. Labor On Demand, Inc. will continue to making opportunities to work, fueling the state and nations economic development.

Thank you,

 

Lucinda Leal

Labor On Demand, Inc.

President/CEO

Lone Star Play Ball Volunteers

Lone Star Play Ball Volunteers

Lone Star Play Ball is back for another great season opening September 16, 2017!

This is the second year that Labor On Demand has been able to participate in the fun & excitement!

For nearly two months, the Labor On Demand S.M.I.L.E. Team have gathered Saturday mornings to volunteer their time with Lone Star Play Ball League. Participants play against each other in a non-competitive co-ed slow pitch softball game. All players hit and take a position on defense when on the field. Each participant is paired with a Buddy to ensure the players safety.

S.M.I.L.E. Team

Labor On Demand believes that giving back to the community is vital to the success and growth of San Antonio. Labor On Demand (LOD) and its employees have supported a variety of charitable organizations and also donate to many great causes. With that in mind, the LOD S.M.I.L.E. Team was formed in 2016 to help build a stronger community and create opportunities for everyone.

The “Spreading Motivation Into Lives Everyday Team” was established as a volunteer based organization and provides employees with the opportunity to go into the community and within the company with the intention to motivate and inspire people, on a personal level, to reach greatness. Our community of volunteers share the belief in the power of intention. Without knowing it our intentions shape the world around us. We believe that paying it forward with good intentions will help make a change that will spread throughout the community. Combining internal staff with employees the S.M.I.L.E. Team donate their time and talents to do their part to help our communities throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas.

 

Richard Leal Jr.

Vice President of Administration & founder of S.M.I.L.E. Team

Felipe Arrizon III

On-Site Director & Co-Founder of S.M.I.L.E Team

Labor On Demand’s 14th Anniversary

Today, Labor On Demand is celebrating our 14th anniversary. Rick Leal and I wanted to show our appreciation to our team for all of your hard work over the years. As owners we are excited for all the new changes and growth our company will be embracing this upcoming year.

Last October, Labor On Demand was awarded the SBA 8(a) certification. We were approved within 6 weeks after submitting our application, which is amazing. Mr. Anthony Ruiz, SBA District Director, was a great mentor and assisted us in the approval of this program.

This program helps disadvantaged businesses gain access to the Federal market.  This program is allotted 9 years, so it will end in 2025. This is why we have created a team of individuals lead by Richard alongside Ricky and Jerry to go after these Federal opportunities.

January of this year, PTAC announced to me that Labor On Demand will be featured on their 2016 Annual Report. This February, Chelby, Rick, and I attended the 2017 Business Opportunity Academy. We participated in 16 hours of technical assistance through hands-on workshops, seminars, and networking functions. At our graduation ceremony last Tuesday, Nina Ramon, SBA Public Affairs Specialist, slipped and told me that I got awarded the SBA Business Woman of the Year. I could not be any more excited about the opportunities Labor On Demand will be anticipating for 2017.

That being said, we all know there are a lot of changes happening and it is for the betterment of the company. We are establishing a strong foundation so that as we grow, Labor On Demand can sustain the capacity. We will be utilizing a new security system, website, and employee portal. The new Culebra office should be complete by the end of the year.

As we push forward through this year, I cannot help but remember where Labor On Demand came from. On this day 14 years ago, I was in my tiny office running the show alongside one driver and a van. I did everything – dispatching, accounting, recruiting, sales, etc. I would begin my day at 4:30AM, sometimes earlier, and would end my day hopefully by 10:00PM.

After the initial Culebra office relocated, Piedras was the 2nd location we opened. The Marbach location followed and then the On-Site at Fresh from Texas. Sadly, we decided to close the Marbach site, but Labor On Demand has a lot of exciting things to look forward to.

I have to thank my wonderful team at Labor On Demand. I love that I get to work alongside my family and see how we have been a business force together. I am blessed that we have come so far from our meager beginnings.  I would like to conclude with a quote, “small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient, and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.”

 

Thank you,

Lucinda Leal

President/CEO

 

Business Opportunities for Texas

Labor On Demand attended the Business Opportunities For Texans, BOTS, in San Antonio monthly networking luncheon. Keynote Speaker was Mr. Gavino Ramos who discussed the San Antonio Water System’s social media approach to the #WaterfulSA Campaign. The benefits of social media are growing and help small business owners increase exposure to their customers.

The presentation was enlightening and attendance was even overbooked for the day. Since 1990, BOTS has been creating opportunities to network and teach each other about how to add value to their business.

Labor On Demand has recognized the need to transition to social media marketing. As a team, we will be utilizing this avenue to reach out to our clients and to our employment candidates for job opportunities.

Labor On Demand Inc.

Founded in 2003 by Lucinda Martinez and Richard Leal, Labor On Demand, Inc. began as a quality, on-demand staffing solution for the labor intensive production and manufacturing industry. The idea was to provide a cost-effective temporary staffing solution anytime, anywhere, for organizations whose staffing demands are highly unpredictable and employee retention tends to be difficult. Through experience providing staffing solutions for a volatile industry, Labor On Demand has developed a temporary employment service that can provide a quality staffing solution, on demand, that will meet or exceed the needs and expectations of any organization.

While the economy took a downturn in 2008, Labor On Demand experienced explosive growth. In 2013, nearly 2,500 people found temporary and full-time employment with Labor On Demand and our clients. Labor On Demand has opened three office locations in San Antonio, one that primarily focuses on professional and administrative staffing; two focusing on manufacturing, construction and various other positions.. We have expanded and diversified our target markets to include government, construction, production & manufacturing and temp-to-hire services. Our growth and expansion not only gives us a larger market base, it provides more opportunities for our temporary employees.

Labor On Demand, Inc. staffs a variety of positions that includes: professional, administrative, medical, hospitality, skilled and unskilled solutions to corporations, small businesses, and government agencies. For over a decade, we have partnered with public and private sector organizations to develop innovative staffing solutions that have overcome the most difficult challenges. From initial evaluation and recommendations, to implementation and execution, Labor On Demand utilizes human resources, industry experience and expertise to implement quality, cost effective staffing solutions to ensure success.

Labor On Demand will help get you where you want to be, when you want to be there—on your own terms. We help you every step of the way, with flexible, extensive staffing solutions created specifically for your situation.