I Was Worried I Wouldn’t Find Work, But Thanks to TERRA I Now Have a Great, Full-Time Job

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on September 15, 2016

A happy Leo poses for a photo with Recruiter, Jean Reigel (L) and Staffing Specialist, Liliana Zamudio (R).
A happy Leo poses for a photo with Recruiter, Jean Reigel (L) and Staffing Specialist, Liliana Zamudio (R).

Leopoldo Yepez has a degree in engineering and over 10 years of experience in the banking industry.

But all of his work history and experience was in Mexico.

So when Leo and his family relocated to Texas, finding work was a challenge, because of his limited English skills. The only job he could find was working for a toy manufacturing warehouse.

Not long after, however, a family emergency arose, forcing him to move to Washington. And Leo had to begin his job search again.

His daughter suggested that he reach out to TERRA Staffing Group’s Tacoma office.

He met with Liliana Zamudio, Staffing Specialist, and Jean Reigel, Recruiter.

The language barrier was a bit of a challenge, but both Lili and Jean knew that he had a great work history and amazing skills.

Jean and Lili placed Leo on various temporary assignments until they could find him a job that was good, long-term fit for him.

Then a temp-to-hire opportunity became available with a leader in exterior building products. And we are so pleased to report that Leo was hired on as a full-time regular employee!

Leo is incredibly happy in his new role. He loves that he can stay active and that the work keeps him busy. And he enjoys that there are many challenges and that he can learn something new every day.

“Everything is work. It’s meant to be hard,” said Leo. “But what can make your job harder or easier is the people around you. The environment. TERRA understands that and they put me in a great job where I get to work with good, hardworking people. “

He had a special thank you for Jean and Lili. “I am very thankful that Liliana has always been there to help me communicate, since English is my second language. And I am thankful for Jean, for always believing in me.”

Regarding his experience with TERRA, Leo shared, “When I arrived at TERRA, I was looking for a good opportunity and they helped me find one. I never had problems with TERRA. The people are nice and the attention is great. The personal touch is excellent.”

He added, “I didn’t think I would find a job due to my language barrier, but now I have a full-time job.  TERRA didn’t give up on me. And unlike other agencies, they found me work quick and kept me busy until they found me a full-time position.”

Thank you for the kind words, Leo! We are so happy we were able to find you the right fit and we wish you much success in your new role!

Let us help you find the right fit. Get started today by checking out our current job openings.

We have offices in the Seattle-Puget Sound, Portland-Metro, and Phoenix-Metro areas and our expert recruiters are waiting to speak to you.

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