MED Week 2018

Minority Development Enterprise Week is observed to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of small businesses. Labor On Demand (LOD) was awarded the 2018 Minority Staffing Services Firm. Fifteen years ago, LOD was established with the intent to create jobs for the economically disadvantaged community. It is an honor to be recognized for the hard work and achievements our company has instilled into the heart of San Antonio. Our city has a unique history with a robust future combining the needs of a diverse economy. LOD has been able to evolve in tandem with our growing city.

Originally, we focused on manufacturing and production staffing. LOD recognized that we can provide jobs within short time constraints. The recession provided our company with avenues to become more than just a labor company with the capacity to provide professional employment opportunities.

This year we created LOD Resource Group, a certified DBA, under the umbrella of LOD. We wanted the community to view our agency with the capability to foster the multifaceted career development for the new workforce.

LOD’s ability to recognize our growing community needs has made our agency a strong force in our industry.  Our team is dedicated to treating our clients and customers just like family. These relationships provide growth and development alongside our business partners.

LOD provides not only jobs but careers for the right person at the right time. When you are a part of LOD, we are committed to provide quality staffing solutions when you demand it. The avenues that our city provides to entrepreneurs, like myself, makes me proud to foster San Antonio’s development. Lastly, I must thank my LOD team, especially my family, who have supported my dream to help people. I am honored for this award and I am excited to see where the future takes LOD.


Thank you!


Lucinda Leal, President/CEO Labor On Demand, Inc.


2018 Small Business Week

It is officially National Small Business Week! Last week, Labor On Demand had the honor to visit two Associate Administrators. We got to meet Jason Simmons, Associate Administrator, Office Field Operations; and Allen Gutierrez, Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development.



As the 2017 San Antonio District Woman Owned Business Award Winner, our local SBA representative felt our office would make an excellent visit.

I am blessed and thankful for all the opportunities and guidance I have received through the SBA, UTSA PTAC, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and LiftFund.


Thank you,



Lucinda Leal

Labor On Demand




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.



Lucinda Leal

Labor On Demand, Inc.


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.


2017 San Antonio District Woman Owned Business of the Year


Hello, I am Lucinda Leal and this is my story. God gives everyone a gift and I believe that my gift is to help people. Life did not come easy, I had to grow up fast and fend for myself. Early on, I was an entrepreneur; always thinking of ways to support my family.

I was immediately hired at a staffing company and for 25 years I grew more knowledgeable in the industry. I had a strong backing of people and companies that believed in me. I took a leap of faith and started my own business, Labor On Demand, in 2003.

I put my heart and soul into the company. I had to work endless hours, every day of the week. I believe in being honest with everyone that I come across. I learned early on that you have to take care of your clients. I made a commitment to them; I told them everything, the good and the bad. I was dedicated and very loyal to them.

It was never about the money. I care about people, and I believe you make it right by giving them your word. To me, my success comes from my determination to never give up.

I did not have the traditional business plan.  As Labor On Demand grew, I had a network of people that advised me to the free opportunities that help small businesses. The San Antonio District SBA and the UTSA PTAC offered advise, counsel, and classes that supported us since the very beginning.

I must thank my business partner and husband, Richard Leal, for being alongside me in this journey. I am also thankful to my amazing team, without whom I would not be successful.

I want to thank my mother:

Madre, me gustaría dedicarle este premio. Gracias por todos los valores que me inculcaron. Me valoras, trabajo duro y la importancia de nunca renunciar a algo que crees. Te quiero con todo mi corazón.

As the 2017 San Antonio District Woman Owned Business of the Year, I am grateful for all the blessings I have received. My faith in God makes me appreciate everything that has come into my life, including those who have believed in me and Labor On Demand.

Thank you,

Lucinda Leal

CEO/President at Labor On Demand, Inc.

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



SBA 8(a) Certification

Labor On Demand, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas based full service staffing firm, is proud to announce that the company has been certified as a participant in its Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development program. “Receiving certification under the SBA 8(a) Program gives our company a great opportunity to continue to develop our business, as well as strengthen our teaming relationships,” said Lucinda Martinez-Leal, President/ CEO of Labor On Demand Inc. The 8(a) business development program presents us an additional tool to successfully compete for government contracting business, which will add to our growth and our ability to bring jobs to our community.”

Lucinda Martinez-Leal was selected to take part in an SBA Emerging Leaders program and immediately set her sights on gaining the 8(a) certification. Lucinda and her team began the tedious job of putting together the documentation for the 8(a). A special thanks to our local PTAC, and Anthony Ruiz, SBA District Director for Texas. Mr. Ruiz spent an evening with Lucinda and Richard Leal, plus five members of her staff reviewing the 8(a) documents. Mr. Ruiz gave us excellent feedback on our application. Because of their excellent guidance and a focused team effort, Labor On Demand has now been awarded this great opportunity.

The SBA provides opportunities through various programs including the 8(a) business development program which is designed to provide business development assistance to companies owned and managed by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. This certification gives Labor On Demand Inc. the opportunity to bid on contracts that are specifically set aside for SBA 8(a) program participants.

Established in 2003, Labor On Demand Inc., is an SBA 8(a), TxDOT Disadvantaged Business, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-owned, State of Texas HUB and Minority certified firm, that provides government and private sector clients with Temporary Help, Temp to Hire, Pay-rolling and Human Resource Management Services. To find out more, please visit or contact us at (210) 201-0536.

Thanks to all,

Lucinda Martinez-Leal President / CEO

4241 East Piedras Drive #150, San Antonio
Texas 78228, PH: (210) 912-8405, Fax: (210) 736-1440

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.