Ottawa Construction News special feature
Labour Ready has provided Ottawa-area construction industry staffing services for 15 years. Now, as part of TrueBlue, North America’s largest blue collar staffing provider, the company offers new a perspective and additional services.
John Pezoulas, multi-unit sales manager, Ottawa, says Labour Ready is now better positioned to be a client partner. “When we can meet with clients before the start of jobs we can help plan staffing solutions that will meet their needs, save money and provide the flexibility many projects require.”
Solutions may include on-demand labour, temp-to-hire opportunities and long-term staffing options. The full offering of staffing options means employers have better control over costs, paying only for what they need.
Labour Ready workers undergo a full interview process including integrity, reference and police records checks as required. They receive WHMIS, the basics of fall prevention and health and safety training.
Labour Ready works in unique ways to meet the industry’s needs. “We open at 4:30 a.m. and see everyone for morning dispatch so we can ensure they are prepared for the day with work boots and a hard hat,” Pezoulas said. “We can respond instantly and before they head to a job site if something is wrong.”
In comparison, other staffing agencies open at 9 a.m. and employers may have to wait hours to have an issue rectified if an unprepared worker arrives on the job.
Pezoulas says Labour Ready’s 24/7 messaging service ensures a responsiveness many agencies are not able to deliver. “We can provide 300 workers with 24 hour notice as we did with Cirque do Soleil last year, or we can fill one vacant spot through a call at midnight.”
Labour Ready can provide staff for logistics and events and for construction projects including work in demolition, fixturing, landscaping and general labour.
Through its new affiliation with TrueBlue, one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies, Labour Ready has enhanced its experience, resources and offerings to provide more comprehensive and cohesive labour solutions to the Ottawa market.