Our “Why” at WorkerSpring is rooted in hiring with impact. Recognizing the profound significance of work and its positive influence on individuals and communities, we are dedicated to making meaningful connections in the employment landscape.
Our founder's personal journey serves as a testament to this belief. From the very beginning, our founder prioritized hiring individuals based on the sincerity of wanting the job. One life-changing experience came when he took a chance on an employee named Bill, who had recently been released from prison. Bill's unwavering commitment to his job and exceptional performance quickly made him one of the top employees. This opportunity not only changed Bill's life but also transformed the founder's perspective on hiring.
Bill's gratitude for the job, coupled with his exceptional performance, reshaped the founder's understanding of the impact employment can have on an individual's life. It highlighted the importance of seeing each person as an individual and giving them a chance to rebuild their confidence and make positive contributions to society. Inspired by this experience, our founder's passion to help more people connect to meaningful employment was ignited.
At WorkerSpring, we firmly believe in the significance of work. We recognize that it brings purpose, a sense of community, and personal fulfillment to our lives. Regardless of whether it is paid, performed at home, or as a volunteer, work plays a crucial role in our overall well-being and contributes to the well-being of others. Rather than viewing work solely as a means to earn money, we perceive it as an opportunity to serve others.
Our mission at WorkerSpring is to assist individuals in expanding their connections to work opportunities within the community, primarily through the job programs offered by community organizations. We strive to enhance their chances of finding meaningful work that aligns with their skills, interests, and values. By fostering these connections and supporting individuals in their career journeys, we aim to contribute to their personal growth, community engagement, and overall satisfaction in their work lives. We believe in the potential of every individual to make a positive difference, and we are committed to facilitating those life-changing opportunities in the world of work.
WorkerSpring is a Job-Community platform, providing community organizations with a valuable tool to connect the individuals they serve to a wide range of work opportunities. These opportunities extend beyond conventional employers and encompass other nonprofits and individuals seeking to hire from the specific community. This inclusive approach broadens the available pool of employment and volunteering options, significantly increasing the likelihood of individuals finding meaningful work that aligns with their skills, interests, and community ties. By leveraging WorkerSpring, community organizations empower individuals to explore a variety of opportunities and foster connections that lead to fulfilling work experiences.
WorkerSpring not only provides a centralized platform for accessing work opportunities within the community but also offers a job readiness resources portal specifically designed for community organizations. This portal serves as a tailored resource hub, enabling community organizations to access and share valuable tools and information to enhance job readiness among the individuals they serve. By leveraging the job readiness resources portal, community organizations can effectively empower individuals to build successful careers, navigate the job market, and thrive in their pursuits within the community.
– Helen Keller
Erik Hanvey previously founded SASR Workforce Solutions. He served as CEO for 18 years and helped grow the company to a nationally recognized brand in retail through partnerships with companies like Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Big Lots and Target. At SASR he initiated the development of HireFlex, their proprietary workforce management software used as their competitive advantage. In October of 2021, he sold the company to start WorkerSpring. He has a passion to help transform people's view of work from a burden to a gift used to serve others. Before starting SASR, he started two other companies Company People and Professional Organization of Service. He attended NC State University where he earned his BS in Business Administration.