Check out the latest episode of Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job podcast!
A lot can change in a year – especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths – by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.
Season 5, Episode 2: Giving Back To Those Who Served
For the Calabrese family, based in Utica, New York, serving their community is a family tradition. In 2013, John Calabrese Sr. and his wife Lori embarked on a new career by opening up their own Express Employment Professionals franchise. Intrigued by the business, their son, John Jr., joined the cause and began doing the important work of matching candidates with companies and vice versa. Along the way, he noted that a lot of the area’s unemployed were also veterans – many of them homeless and struggling. So he and his family launched the Veterans Supply Drive initiative, using two repurposed military vehicles to collect and distribute food and clothing, as well as monetary donations for like-minded charities. Twenty tons of donated food later, John Jr. has received awards for his important and proactive work.