Earth Friendly Products has partnered with the Chamber’s Workforce Development Team and Camo2Commerce to hire transitioning Service members for key positions at their Lacey location. The company is the largest manufacturer of natural cleaning products in the USA under the Ecos brand, with five manufacturing facilities across the country.
Last week, the third Service member from Camo2Commerce started working on the production line, using his transferrable skills from the Army. The Workforce Division of the Thurston County Chamber, led by Sytease Geib, developed the relationship with Earth Friendly Products last year. Together with business developer, Michele Winn, they identified the most recent hire based on skill sets that matched the needs of the company and translated them into civilian language that a civilian recruiter could better understand. They prepared the candidate with a resume revision and a mock interview.
“Michele was extraordinarily helpful. She gave me excellent feedback on how I was approaching the interview process and fully prepared me for my interview. Not to mention that I would never have known about the position or company if not for the Business Services Team,” said the Service member—who wishes to remain anonymous.
Last year, Earth Friendly Products announced a company- wide increase in their minimum wage to $17 per hour, a livable wage to create a “truly sustainable work place that ensure every employee is incentivized to work according to the corporate principles established by their Founder, Van Vlahakis.”
For more information on Earth Friendly Products, visit their website at www.ecos.com. Employers interested in partnering with the Workforce Division of the Thurston County Chamber or Camo2Commerce, may contact Sytease Geib or Michele Winn at 360-357-3362.