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.