Oct 9, 2014

walmart worker smiling in team photo

Posted on Oct 09, 2014


Rise was proud to recognize two area businesses as its 2014 Employers of the Year at the Celebrate Rise Fundraising Gala on October 2 at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest in Brooklyn Park.

Since the store opened in the summer of 2013, Walmart in Blaine has hired several people from Rise in a wide range of positions, including greeter, cashier, maintenance, cart attendant, and stocker. Store managers and human resources staff have been supportive of each person from their initial interview process through training and on the job. They have an “open door” policy with their employees and also keep in good communication with Rise placement staff so that any necessary adjustments can be made and people will be successful in their work. Friendly co-workers help create a positive, team environment at this busy store. Hats off to Walmart!

Not only is John Dolin the successful business owner of Post-Haste Business Solutions in North Branch and a great employer, but he has also partnered with Rise’s Employment Innovations program to offer one- to two-month work evaluations so people can see if the graphic design, retail, shipping & receiving, or clerical fields are of interest to them. John often refers other business owners to Rise when they are looking for quality employees, has donated signage and other printed materials for our lawn care services, and has subcontracted with Rise for short-term production projects. We appreciate John’s interest in and support of Rise’s people and employment services. Congratulations, John!

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