I interview a lot of C&A employees for profile stories, videos, and other corporate projects. When I ask them what makes C&A such a successful company, hands down the overwhelming response is “our people”. Being in the staffing and recruitment industry, our business is identifying and placing great people in jobs across a variety of industries. At the same time, it’s our own people who make it happen – those in sales positions and those who are behind the scenes in supporting roles such as IT, accounting, marketing, and more. Team C&A is truly an extraordinary group.
C&A honored some of these great people for their years of service with a special luncheon on June 18th. We do this several times each year and bring together those with C&A anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. And we really did honor a 25-year employee this week. He’s seen first hand the immense growth of C&A during his time. He’s a wealth of experience and is full of stories. But, everyone else at this luncheon had memorable moments to share, too.
Some said it was the construction of our current headquarters building on 136th & Dodge. One employee remembers a company picnic when employees signed a steel beam that was used in the construction. Others highlighted the recent MS Walk when more than 500 employees, friends, and family walked on behalf of our former CFO who is battling multiple sclerosis.
It was incredible and inspiring to see just how many tenured employees we have here at C&A and to hear what has most stood out to them since they joined the company.
Our employee anniversary luncheon is a special event. Our owners and CEO attend as do other C&A executives. And it’s one of those times when our large company feels like family. You know, because it really does all come back to “people”.
Mary Carrick is a Sr. Communications Specialist with C&A, Industries. In her role, she’s responsible for crafting spot-on copy for internal and external audiences, coordinating public relations efforts, co-producing videos, and various other special projects. Outside of her career at C&A, she’s a professional singer, an actress, and a mom.