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Madison Approach Staffing Celebrates 30 Years with “30 Kickstarts for 30 People”

BCW member Madison Approach Staffing Inc. is paying it forward by providing 30 Job Seeker clients of Westhab with the tools they need to overcome a barrier to employment, select a career, or change a career. The “30 Kickstarts” campaign launched on October 25 and celebrates Madison Approach Staffing’s 30 years of building Westchester County one job at a time.

The campaign encourages Westhab clients to apply for free professional assistance, which can include advice on creating a LinkedIn profile; best practices for managing a digital footprint; a shadow day to help with creating references; a professional makeover; training in various fields — basically anything that will ‘kickstart’ their career by helping them maximize their personal potential.

Applications opened on October 25 and will close 30 days later, on November 24, 2018, after which 30 individuals will be selected for their “kickstart.”

The 30 winners will be announced at a congratulatory reception mid-December. Each winner will be highlighted on the Madison Approach Staffing website and in social posts that reflect their respective personality, skills, and strengths.

Applications are accepted at:

“Our business was founded in 1988 and after three decades, I remain keenly aware how daunting it can be for anyone entering or returning to the workforce or how difficult it can be for a young person trying to determine their career path,” said Allison Madison, President of Madison Approach Staffing. “We are proud to be partnering with Westhab and are eager to see the results.”

In speaking at the kickoff event, Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester, said: “When Allison Madison reached out to invite the Business Council of Westchester to be a Kickstart Partner in celebration of their 30-year Anniversary we immediately said yes… Allison cares passionately for the community and takes her mission seriously—help build the community one job at a time. As President and CEO of the BCW we represent businesses of all sizes and sectors… and one thing that is common to all of them is the need for good people that work hard. Businesses can’t be successful without employees. People can’t be successful without good jobs. We all need each other and we are excited to be a Kickstart partner and provide the Westhab job seekers the something extra they may need to start off a new job on the right foot.”

Madison Approach is working with the following business partners to provide the 30 Kickstarts as well as screening and identifying appropriate job opportunities for the winning applicants:

  • Bud Hammer, President, Atlantic Westchester HVAC Solutions;
  • Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, Business Council of Westchester (BCW);
  • Ebony WhiteDirector of Workforce & Employer Development, BCW;
  • Wiley Harrison, President, Business of Your Business;
  • Iris Rodriguez, MS, SPHR, Senior Manager of Recruitment, ConEdison Clean Energy Businesses;
  • Dor Lata, Founder, Dor Lata On Camera Image Consulting;
  • Lisa Stamatelos, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources, KVL Audio Visual Services;
  • Denise D’Agostino, President, Possibilities+;
  • Edward M. Johnson, PMP, ITIL, Managing Director, Rebel Visions;
  • David Singer, President, Robison Oil;
  • Andi Gray, President, and Eddie Monroy, Director of Consulting, Strategy Leaders Business Consulting;
  • Suzanne Kelly, Chief Talent Advisor, Suzanne Kelly;
  • Kathy D’Agostino, Associate Certified Coach, ICF, Win at Business Coaching, LLC, and
  • Dina Pace, Executive Video Producer, Pace Productions, Inc.

“Both Madison Approach Staffing and Westhab are very passionate about finding work placement for individuals. There are a wide range of Westhab clients from all backgrounds excited to get out there and work. We’ve worked with Allison for years and I’ve seen how dedicated she is to helping job seekers find employment opportunities,” said Joanne Dunn, Assistant Vice President Westhab Youth and Employment Services.

Photo captain: Dor Lata, Founder, Dor Lata On Camera Image Consulting; Joanne Dunn, Assistant Vice President Westhab Youth and Employment Services; Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, Business Council of Westchester (BCW); Allison Madison, President, Madison Approach Staffing, Inc.; Ebony White, Director of Workforce & Employer Development, BCW. 

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