NDEAM Employee Profiles

In continued recognition of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Corporate Source would like to show our appreciation for our own employees who make a significant impact on our organization. Read on to learn more about some of these extraordinary workers!




Two Corporate Source employees at our Early Learning School in New York City have demonstrated incredible growth and dedication to their jobs. Learn more about these great workers!

 

Lynden, Custodian

Lynden is always punctual and almost got a perfect attendance for the year. He is always trying his best to learn new skills in the workplace.

Talk about your job and some of the skills and experience you’ve acquired since working here. 
I clean the classrooms, vacuuming, dust mopping, taking care of the tables and chairs, making sure everything gets clean, the floors, and take out the garbage.

How long have you been working here?
2 years

What have you learned about yourself because of this job?
I have new confidence that I never had before, and work teaches me how to do new things, like cleaning skills. The teachers have been great with me, I do hard work in the classrooms, they get to know me better, and I really want to make them happy.

What has earning a paycheck allowed you to do for yourself?
I usually give money to my sister, buy food for the house, and clothes for me. I like to go to dinner with my sister, take her out.

What are you most proud of accomplishing at work? 
Of just doing my job, and doing it well, making sure everything is nice and clean. 

What else do you like to do when you’re not at work?

For fun I like to go to church on Sundays with my family.

 

James, Custodian

In the first few weeks and months James worked with TCS, he had difficulty expressing himself, but along the way, he has developed his personality and gained confidence. He often goes out of his way to help his co workers.

Talk about your job and some of the skills and experience you’ve acquired since working here. 

I clean bathrooms, clean the toilets. I re-stock the bathroom supplies. I’ve learned how to properly use cleaning chemicals, heavy duty, ajax, etc and the skill of detail cleaning. I do maintenance for the school, I make sure everything is clean, the sinks, the toilets.

How long have you been working here?

2 years. I live in Gray’s End and I take the bus to work every day.

What have you learned about yourself because of this job?

I’ve gained a lot of confidence. I really like coming here every day.

What has earning a paycheck allowed you to do for yourself?

I’ve become more self-sufficient. Different things, like sometimes I use it for clothing, maybe new sneakers, I like sneakers. I buy stuff for the house, too. I help my dad pay bills.

What are you most proud of accomplishing at work? 

That I’m doing a good job cleaning. I get a lot of great feedback on my work from the school staff. People tell me everything looks really good around here. I get compliments about the cleanliness of the bathrooms. 

What else do you like to do when you’re not at work?

On weekends, I go out with my friends to movies. I like to take my dog (a terrier-mix) for walks. On Saturdays I go to Saturday programs, sometimes I go bowling. I go on family trips too.

NYSID’s 14th annual Joslin Awards Program has recognized Wilson, our Corporate Source Employee, as a 2017 Joslyn Outstanding Performer

The Corporate Source is pleased to recognize Wilson for his outstanding achievement and nomination for the 2017 NYSID Joslin Award. Wilson began working for TCS on March 1, 2002. For 8 years, he worked as a janitor at the County Courts, and moved to continue work as a janitor with our state administration building location in 2010.

Throughout his employment with TCS he has consistently demonstrated reliability and pride in his work. One of the ways Wilson shows his commitment is by sharing his vast knowledge and expertise with new staff when they begin working at his location. Wilson trains employees on proper procedures and protocol for cleaning as well as ensuring employees follow appropriate safety standards. Although English is not his first language he has worked to develop a strong understanding of English and he is able to communicate and successfully work with a diverse group of co-workers with fluency and ease.

Wilson has been described by his supervisors as a conscientious and focused employee. On his own initiative, Wilson will redirect employees when needed and escalate any concerns to supervisor or project manager. Wilson takes pride in both is job and his employer. He gets involved in events that promote and support the mission of TCS. When needed Wilson is always willing to take on additional work and works well independently. During his tenure at the County Courts he maintained one of the highest volume and visible areas within the District Court.

Colleagues describe him as hard working, dedicated, reliable, earnest and sincere. He builds team morale by being a warm, helpful co-worker. Wilson sets a positive tone which junior employees try to emulate. His presence at work improves morale and productivity with his high-quality work and positive attitude. In his current role, he works as part of a two-person team that cleans 25 bathrooms per shift. His co-workers have changed over the years and he has been able to work with a variety of work styles while maintain consistent high quality work. Wilson’s positive attitude, potential and approach earn him appreciation among customers within the building.

Wilson has not only grown in independence in his work life – he visits family in Ecuador and has traveled to Florida for vacation as well.

Martin, Bob, and Thomas

Warehouse Staff

Long Island, NY

 

 

Several Corporate Source employees recently celebrated 10 years working at one of our warehouse sites on Long Island. Martin, Bob, and Thomas have developed incredible personal and professional skills during their careers processing and packaging phones in the warehouse, and produced tremendous results along the way.

Joe Eckoff, Supervisor, has a lot of praise for The Corporate Source team:

“I’ve seen a lot of improvement in all of the guys since their first day reporting to us back in October 2007. They love the challenge when we have a lot of work in front of them. They get frustrated when there isn’t a lot of work. They definitely step up. I don’t think I can find another workforce over a longer period of time who can out-produce them. I always support them. They’re a benefit. It’s not a charity or any kind of PR stunt. It’s a strong relationship we have, and it’s a win-win with their attitude and what they produce, and we get to fill a big hole in the warehouse.”

Tell us about your job and some of the skills and experience you’ve acquired since working here.

Martin: I come in, get my station ready, and start processing the phones. I do usually 300-400 phones every day. We also take out the garbage, all the boxes, and clean the front. I get my orders from Jeff (my boss) – we multitask. If Jeff needs another task done, I do it.  It requires a lot of experience and a lot of concentration. It’s not easy, sometimes you have a lot of phones to process, and there’s a lot of tasks, and it takes a team effort – me, and Robert, and Thomas.

Bob: I help Andrew, Jeff, the guys, help them shipping out the phones. I help Debbie with sorting her phones out. I take out the garbage. Sweep the floors.

Thomas: I ship a lot of phones, bring down lots of boxes and garbage. Usually I’m helping Andrew in the mornings with shipping phones. I work all over the warehouse. On one side and then the other.  I’m doing lots of things.

What have you learned about yourself because of this job?

Martin: At the beginning I got nervous. It gets busy, it gets hot, you have to go with the flow. But it’s all been a great experience. I love working here. It keeps me busy and the day goes pretty fast. I like my co-workers very much. It’s so important. Everybody’s nice here…all the bosses, everybody’s respectful.

Bob: I try to be kind to others (the warehouse staff) because it’s easy to work with them. They like me very much. We get very busy sometimes. Lots of phones come in. We did 500 phones every day for a while, but it’s easy for us to do when we all work together and communicate.

Thomas: I’ve learned how to be flexible, not give my bosses any attitude, and keep them happy. I don’t want them being upset. I’ll do whatever they ask me to do and not give anyone a hard time.

What has earning a paycheck allowed you to do for yourself?

Martin: Earning a paycheck has allowed me to support myself and my wife, and spend money during the week sometimes. It’s good. I like go to sporting events, and take my family along. I go to barbeques, stuff like that.

Bob: I like to go on trips, to the movies, sporting events, dancing, picnics, arts and crafts, carnivals, lots of things.

Thomas: I go shopping, get haircuts, stuff like that. I like to go on vacation with my family. Usually we go to Florida, or Las Vegas. I like to buy souvenirs, like hats and t-shirts.

What are you proud of accomplishing at work?

Martin: I’m proud of growing in this company. We have to evolve. Routines change all the time. Now, it’s different (than it was 10 years ago). My bosses are very respectful and I get along with them, I do what I’m supposed to do. It’s important for communication.

Bob: I’m proud of always being here, with my team.

Thomas: I’m proud of doing a lot of different tasks and helping out my bosses.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

Martin: I like going out with my wife, going to sporting events, and going to movies – a lot.

Bob: I like basketball baseball, soccer, and bowling – I bowl twice a week. I also like cooking.

Thomas: When I’m home I just like to spend time with mom and dad and my dog, Pinky. I also like to buy model trains and planes.

Two Corporate Source employees working at our Federal academy site on Long Island have acquired tremendous job skills and improved their lives significantly because of their employment. We recently sat down to meet Victor and Raymond and learn more about their experiences working with The Corporate Source. Watch their stories below!

 

 

 

Matthew, Janitor

County Courthouse

 

 

Matthew’s supervisor, Ana Santiago-Akyurek, says:

Matthew has worked for TCS 11 years. He has shown great improvement in completing and maintaining his routine clean. He is always willing to help a coworker in need of help, but what impresses me the most is that Mat takes pride in his work. He is an employee that listens to instructions and request from his management staff and is considerate with his coworkers. It has been a pleasure working with him for the past 11 years.

“The Corporate Source helped me to become the person I am today. It taught me the meaning of what is to be hardworking, successful and diligent. I am able to enjoy special amenities in my life because of my success and though my perseverance and hard work, I have learned much about the values of life. Values I have been able to share with my friends and family, making my life special and enjoyable. I do not believe I would be where I am today without The Corporate Source and the numerous notable people that have helped support me, guide me and mentor me along the way. Without these supportive figures, my success and desires for what I do and who I am today, may not be the same and for that, I am eternally grateful. I look forward to my future at The Corporate Source and thank all that have believed in me along the way!”

 

Bruce, Janitor

County Courthouse

 

Noel Quiles, Bruce’s supervisor, says: 

Bruce is like my right hand man. When I’m not there, I know the building is going to be good from the early morning until I come in. I know that I can trust Bruce to do whatever’s necessary without any supervision-  whatever needs to be done. Bruce knows where everybody’s at. Whenever there’s a problem, Bruce will find it and deal with it, and everybody in the building is always happy. Whenever he’s on vacation, everyone asks “where’s Bruce? When is he coming back?” They always miss him. When it snows, he always does the best, and he’s safe about doing his job. Bruce keeps the fort down until we come in.

Bruce, How long have you been working with The Corporate Source? 

8 Years.

Tell us about your job and some of the skills and experience you’ve acquired since working here.  

I work in the mornings, cleaning the public bathrooms and basement, and stocking bathrooms. In the wintertime, I shovel steps at County Court and West Wing buildings. I salt the steps and ramps at both buildings. In the mornings, I’m working by myself. I’m responsible to contact my supervisors if there are any emergencies. I learned how to use the wet vacuum and the carpet machine as well. I clean all the machines and put them back in the supply room when I’m done working.

What have you learned about yourself because of this job?

I make sure I’m done on time, and make sure there are no complaints. I want to be on top of things 100% at all times. I always try to be on time. I am always here to work, and to do my job.

What has earning a paycheck allowed you to do for yourself?

I was able to buy a car, pay all my bills, my taxes, and other expenses because of my job. I have my own apartment and drive to work every day. I also like to go on cruises when I go on vacation.

What are you most proud of accomplishing at work?

Since I’ve been here 8 years, I’m proud of the job I’ve been doing, and staying out of trouble. I’m really proud of taking care of emergency situations, like floods in the basement. I’m responsible for those type of situations, it’s not what I do every day.

Every once in a while, I bring in snacks for all the guys I work with in the courthouse, I don’t mind doing that for everybody.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

When I’m not at work, I like to play pool, it’s my favorite hobby.