Nellie Austin has been a dedicated worker assigned to Canon Virginia, USA for the past decade. She began her new career through Reliance Staffing & Recruiting 13 years ago.
Austin first came to Reliance as a referral from the community services board seeking employment and an opportunity to provide for herself and family.
“Because there was a referral from the community services board, it helped me get hired with Reliance and has helped me immensely,” she said.
Once Austin began working regularly with Reliance, the company was able to help her transition to become a permanent member with Canon. What helped her receive the placement opportunity was the reputation of Reliance and the counsel provided to her by the staff.
“My placement specialist advised me on how to handle myself and how to proceed into the workforce here at Canon. I took their advice and that’s what got me going,”
And what was the advice?
Having a positive attitude, being on time, and showing dedication to your work.
According to Austin, having a job that she can go to every day makes her “feel great.”
“Being here at Canon, because of Reliance, has built up my self-esteem and helped me build stronger relationships with my children,” she said. She also related that the income from a steady job has helped her with the security she needed to raise a family and reach personal goals.
And Canon thinks so too.
“Nellie has great attention to detail,” said Tamara Kindred, Austin’s supervisor. Kindred stated that Austin has been a quick study, mastering many skills. And, with the training complete, “she is a wonderful worker!”
While Austin’s career continues moving forward, she has advice to potential Reliance associates:
“The best thing to do is to go to Reliance and let them know your situation. Be open and honest. Let them know your strengths and weaknesses. And, from that, they will be able to connect you [to an employer] that fulfills your needs,” she said.
Austin also is an advocate for Reliance and shares Reliance business cards every chance she gets, including in the grocery store.
“People will ask me ‘How did you get a job?’ and I will say, ‘By using the best staffing service there is: Reliance,’” she said.
“Reliance was the best to help me reach the goals in life that I wanted. Their name is exactly what they stand for!”Share this Post