Lisa Goodrich, Working Fields Associate, Wins National Staffing Employee Award
There’s nothing better than the opportunity to recognize someone for their hard work. Lisa Goodrich of Springfield, Vermont has more than earned that recognition.
That’s why we are delighted to share that Lisa has been named this year’s National Staffing Employee All-Star for the Industrial Sector. She was chosen for this prestigious award by the American Staffing Association because her story exemplifies resilience, courage, and the importance of a community that believes in you.
A few years ago, Lisa was stuck in a job with bad hours that didn’t pay enough. But she didn’t think she could get another: she had suffered from substance use disorder, and had convictions in her past as a result.
Connecting with Working Fields gave her hope for a better future on her terms. Our Springfield office placed her in a job with Whitney Blake, a premier cabling company based out of Windsor County, and matched her with a peer coach. Lisa did the rest. She never missed a day of work, picking up new skills quickly and moving between roles easily. Working with her peer coach, she built a budget and was able to save for major things like medical treatments and a new vehicle. She also maintained her recovery through the stress of a new job and life transitions. Now, she is a beloved full-time worker at Whitney Blake, and she plans to stay there until retirement.