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March 2021 JSG Anniversaries

March 2021 JSG Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our employees with anniversaries in March. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff this month!

17 Years

Serena Cross

12 Years

Tracey Hill

John Garcia

Michael Geil

6 Years

Nicole Banis

4 Years

Alex Price

Brianna Meier

Donna Blodgett

3 Years

Ashley Kendrick

Nick Calgaro

2 years

Andy Tran

Paul Duke Jr.

1 Year

Kevin Hudson

Welcome To Our Newest Team Member

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Miles Fletcher! Miles is working out of the Magnolia, TX office. Welcome to the team, Miles!

JSG Named to Three of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Lists

JSG Named to Three of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Lists

For the sixth consecutive year, Johnson Service Group has been named to three of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) lists. This year, these lists include: 

  • Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. (62nd) 
  • Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the U.S. (13th) 
  • Largest Staffing Firms in Canada (15th) 

This is a notable achievement for our company and speaks to our consistency over the years. “I commend each and every one of our employees for their dedication and hard work,” said Dale Slater, Founder and CEO of JSG. 

Although this award reflects revenues from last year, making this list during this economically and socially challenging year is an honor for all of us at Johnson Service Group. “We thank you all for your continued efforts and wish all of our JSG family health, happiness, safety, and success… now and in the future,” says Ken Slater, Executive Vice President of JSG. 

What are the SIA lists?

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. This year’s report for the Largest Staffing Firms in the United States features 175 staffing companies; that is an increase from the 157 firms included last year. To make the list, each firm must generate at least $100 million in revenue in 2019. 

“The 175 companies in this year’s report represent 63.5% of the market and with a combined revenue of $97 billion indicate an industry well-positioned to weather the impact of the pandemic,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “As the U.S. navigates and recovers from the current disruption, many organizations will look to utilize temporary and interim workers to meet shifting demand and maintain an active and agile workforce.” Moreover, the additional 18 firms making SIA’s list this year illustrates the growth of the staffing industry. 

The JSG difference

JSG continues to work diligently to offer our clients and candidates world-class service and diversified offerings to fit their evolving needs. Which is why we have recently expanded our consulting services to include information technology consulting in addition to our wide array of staffing services. “Our main goal is to be able to continue efficiently aligning our strengths with our clients’ needs. Our staff will continue to provide exceptional service with a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and follow-through,” says Ken Slater. 

The entire JSG team works diligently to maintain our present position as the most effective cross-industry staffing solution available. We work hard, we work together, and we work for you.

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At JSG

Happy Holidays From All Of Us At JSG!

2020 has been a challenging year for most of us, which makes this season feel a little extra special this year. The best part of the holidays is remembering those who make them meaningful. To celebrate, we had our employees throughout North America share how they’re getting in the holiday spirit. Please join us in cherishing this time with one another and relishing in gratitude for the relationships we’ve established and grown throughout 2020.

Ken & Dale Slater

 

JSG Charleston

The Charleston, SC team virtually sponsored a Christmas stocking filled with specified items for a 9-year-old girl. This is a picture of our team dropping off the gifts!

 

Ed Zetusky

Here are some pictures of our very photogenic yellow lab, Chance….


George Dabagia

 

Matt Owens

Here are my kids (and 80lb puppy) with the big guy!

From left: Maddison (she’s not happy), Emma, Chase (pup) and Matthew!


Miranda Jones

Christmas at our house means Christmas pillows to lounge on for Mr. Tristan… Just don’t judge his at home COVID-19 haircut, he’s sensitive about it! 😉


Tracy Colby

 

Linda McCarron

 

Kevin Sullivan

Planning a wedding during the pandemic hasn’t been easy, but plans are finally starting to come together for my fiancé and I to get married in March! We’re sending a Christmas card to let all of our friends and family know that the wedding is still on, but the list is going to be a lot smaller than we thought.


Cathy Kennedy

 

 

Our 1-year-old channeled his inner “Christmas Vacation” by dressing up as Uncle Eddie!


 

 

 

 

Here’s a picture of my tree and baby. She was caught mid-yawn, thought it was perfect!

 

This is my favorite part of my Holiday decorations (and also my occasional Teams Video backdrop)! Happy Holidays!


 

My cat admiring Christmas tree lights for the first time ❤ it’s her first Christmas!


Christmas time is a very special time of the year filled with many blessings.

Our team in Jacksonville would like to share the beautiful tree in our lobby we get to enjoy every day!

It has been an unusual year to say the least, but all of us are very blessed!  We are all coming together to do a Christmas Drive for Wolfson Children’s Hospital in downtown Jacksonville.

Wolfson Hospital is in great need to help the infants who can not be home for Christmas!  So the team is buying gifts for the little ones, and next week Operations will deliver them.

We can already see all their smiling faces. 😊 It is always nice to be able to give back to the community.

From our office to yours we wish everyone at JSG a  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


My wife decided to make a Christmas blanket for our one-year-old niece. Her first attempt turned out to be a dog scarf for Penny. Happy Pawlidays!


 

 

We are so blessed to be spending the holidays in our new home. While this is the boys’ second Christmas, it is their first time seeing all the Christmas decorations.

Ruger and Remington love to watch the lights and check out the ornaments. All four dogs have been very good girls and boys, so we are all excited to see what Santa brings them.

Merry Christmas,

The Rudders

Laura, Josh, Reya, Ruger, Remington, and Ruby


 

Shelby and Lolli are patiently waiting to bark at Santa and of course some new toys to tear up!


 

 

 

A shout out to wish everyone a wonderful safe holiday. May 2021 bring you and your loved ones many blessings.


 

 Interesting that his hat said naughty on one side and nice on the other and he totally chose nice all by himself…..


Loch getting ready for his 1st Christmas


 

 

Thank you to all of our wonderful clients for partnering with us to help hardworking job seekers find new opportunities this year.

From all of us at JSG, have a healthy, safe, and prosperous Holiday season!

SIA Largest Staffing Firms U.S.

JSG Named to SIA’s Largest Staffing Firms in U.S. List

For the sixth consecutive year, Johnson Service Group was named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) list of Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S.

This is a notable achievement for our company and speaks to our consistency over the years. “I commend each and every one of our employees for their dedication and hard work,” said Dale Slater, Founder and CEO of JSG.

Although this award reflects revenues from last year, making this list during this economically and socially challenging year is an honor for all of us at Johnson Service Group. “We thank you all for your continued efforts and wish all of our JSG family health, happiness, safety, and success… now and in the future,” says Ken Slater, Executive Vice President of JSG.

What are the SIA lists?

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. This year’s report for the Largest Staffing Firms in the United States features 175 staffing companies; that is an increase from the 157 firms included last year. To make the list, each firm must generate at least $100 million in revenue in 2019.

“The 175 companies in this year’s report represent 63.5% of the market and with a combined revenue of $97 billion indicate an industry well-positioned to weather the impact of the pandemic,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “As the U.S. navigates and recovers from the current disruption, many organizations will look to utilize temporary and interim workers to meet shifting demand and maintain an active and agile workforce.” Moreover, the additional 18 firms making SIA’s list this year illustrates the growth of the staffing industry.

Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the U.S.

Additionally, Johnson Service Group was named to SIA’s list of Largest Engineering Staffing Firms in the U.S. Ranked by revenue, the list covers 26 firms that have generated at least $50 million in such revenue during the previous year. This year, JSG earned the 13th position on this list.

The JSG difference

As we continue to recover from the pandemic, JSG continues to work diligently to offer our clients and candidates world-class service. At JSG, people are our passion. We pride ourselves in understanding your organization’s unique needs; it’s our mission to help our clients successfully source the talent they need in today’s tight market. “Our main goal is to be able to continue efficiently aligning our strengths with our clients’ needs. Our staff will continue to provide exceptional service with a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail, and follow-through,” says Ken Slater.

The entire JSG team works diligently to maintain our present position as the most effective cross-industry staffing solution available. We work hard, we work together, and we work for you.

standout stories from the staffing world

Standout Stories From The Staffing World

With over 35 years in the staffing industry, we’ve seen our fair share of challenges, uplifting moments, and accomplishments. Our team works with thousands of people throughout the United States and Canada, both clients and candidates. And when we say we’ve seen and heard it all, we mean we have seen and heard it ALL. From hilarious slip-ups to touching stories that bring tears to our eyes, we’re sharing some of the standout memories over the past few years.


I have been working with one of my contractors since this position was furloughed in March.  He reaches out to me each week to find the status of his position.  During these uncertain times, I make sure to keep in contact with contractors that I have working so they know someone cares and helps them to feel a little more secure.  Last week my contractor asked if they are going back to work yet.  I did check for him and as of now they are not returning but may soon.   He replied to me with the following, “Thank you so much. You remind me of family even though I’ve never met you. Thank you for keeping in touch. I appreciate the quick response.”

That made me feel so good and I felt like I was helping him even if it not back to work yet.

Cathy Kennedy, Director of Business Development, San Jose


My favorite aspect of Staffing is finding people their “Forever Homes” and especially during this crazy COVID time, with so many people out of work, it’s just so gratifying when you land someone a job.

Towards the middle of June, I had a candidate who graduated from college back in 2018, accepted a position and was working his way up within a company. He was laid off due to COVID and couldn’t find any positions or jobs that would hire him. He said he went on countless amounts of interviews and was starting to give up. I reached out to him directly regarding a position and he told me it was like a light bulb went off. We had our first conversation about it and everything I described and everything he described fit like a glove. He had a phone and in-person interview and was immediately offered the position.

He was so incredibly thankful for the position, it was just the best feeling to be able to find someone struggling SO hard, find their forever home. We still talk quite often to check-in, and he’s loving his job.

Nicole Shenberger, Recruiting Team Lead, Chicago


I had a client in Spokane hiring for a Treasurer. My candidate was looking to relocate somewhere more conducive to an “outdoor way of life.” He hadn’t ever heard of Spokane so he wasn’t familiar with the area, but he did know who the Zags were! I was able to provide him some information and links of trails, outdoor activities, and other resources that would provide him with a good idea of what it’s like to live in the Pacific Northwest.

Low and behold, he got through the process and loved the Spokane area when he and his wife came up to visit for his on-site interview. His wife posts pictures and stories almost daily on Instagram of their adventures and how lucky she is to live in an area that provides exactly the lifestyle they were looking to provide their children. That was the most fulfilling placement I’ve had. I was able to provide an opportunity to give a family a complete change in their lifestyle and it’s exactly what they were looking for.

Krista Portolesi, Account Executive, Spokane


One of my inspirational stories happened recently through this pandemic. JSG was awarded a contract to provide temperature screeners for a local client in the Philadelphia area. We had to hire over 60 candidates for this project. We decided to call on local Universities and local candidates in the Philadelphia area. We had great success and these local candidates were so grateful to find a job that could help their financial situation. College students were also happy to find summer jobs during this difficult time. I just can’t express how proud I am with our team who work so hard and helped so many people during this difficult time. My funniest and inspirational moment is when I get a call for “Mr. Allen” who is the man with JSG that could hook me up with a great temp assignment that will help with this pandemic.

–  Allen Mudalel, Recruiting Manager, Philadelphia


I am currently working on a Production Supervisor role, and my candidate praised my recruiting “I’ve dealt with more recruiters than I’d like to think about and you are by far the most responsive and thorough in your communication. No matter how this goes I wanted to let you know that I appreciate it and think very highly of your professionalism. Thank you very much!”

Hayley Kancius, Technical Recruiter, Chicago


Our Knoxville office recently confirmed a new hire for one of our major clients. The candidate resided in PA, and the new job was in the state of WA. In confirming and targeting a start date, we told our candidate that while we had an official job offer, we needed to confirm the start date based on their Orientation schedule before leaving for WA. In their eagerness to get started, they left for WA early, only for JSG to find out the next day that the start date had been delayed a week due to Orientation being on a bi-weekly schedule due to COVID. While we had billable mobilization set up with this client, it did not include Hotel/M&I for them to arrive a week early. Fortunately for everyone, this all had a happy ending, as the employee understood and started this past Monday, 8/17.

Greg Howard, Regional Manager, Knoxville


I have been recruiting for almost 4 years and my favorite part of doing what we do is working with the client to find the candidates that they otherwise would not have found on their own.

I can’t tell you how many times I have had a client thank me and my team for taking that load off of their shoulders of having to search out, qualify and submit candidates to their hiring team. I recently had a client of JSG that we hadn’t worked with in a while reach out to me and ask us for help filling 3 of their critical roles because they are a rural hospital and they haven’t been able to find anyone local and they need candidates. I figured out what their needs were and assured them that we had their back and would find them some candidates for consideration. Within a few days, I had found them 3 candidates for 1 of their positions and they are in the process of interviewing one of them. The HR director called me back after I sent him 2 resumes and was surprised that I was able to find him qualified candidates that wanted to relocate to their city and is thankful that we are assisting him in this process.

I don’t think many HR and hiring managers realize that we have so many resources at our disposal that allow us to be an asset to their team. We take on that challenge of calling hundreds of candidates and finding them the few that fit what they need so that they can focus on the 100 other tasks they have on their desk

Ivonne Caro Garcia, Account Executive, Spokane


I called to screen a candidate.  I asked the candidate to tell me about his work experience.  The candidate responded to me with:  “ What do you need to know, it’s all on my resume.”

I tell candidates your resume is your marketing collateral about you.  It’s up to you to market yourself into or out of a job.

Alejandro Duenas, Recruiter, San Jose


I love being an asset to people. Whether it’s helping someone find a job, helping a company find people. Helping a company realign their hiring process. Being part of that team that delivers results over and over again, transforming people’s lives both in and outside the company as well as internally within our office is what it’s all about for me. Being known in the industry as someone who will “get it done” is hugely rewarding and really feeds on its self… I work with a very talented group of recruiters who really are driven and focused on “getting it done” It’s key for me to be a part of this team and contribute to our growth. To be a part of a great story! It’s such an exciting time right now and to work with a crew that gets it…that’s what it’s all about.

Lee Gesme, Business Development Manager, Chicago


I had reached out to a candidate who had been with the same company for 9 years when I contacted him for the opportunity.  He wanted to grow in his career but did not have the opportunity with his current company and he felt stuck in the position.  I was able to get him a promotion and a $25K pay raise, with a bonus! This was a relocation opportunity and he was so on board with it, that he and his wife made an offer on a house when he was out there for his onsite.  Luckily this was a very happy ending for the client and candidate. On my one month check-in with the client, they are very pleased.

Dana Belstler, Director of Sales, Spokane


My favorite aspect of staffing is giving people HOPE especially when they are down on their luck and seems that no one cares or willing to give them an opportunity. I receive this email from one of my candidates that just need someone to believe in him and give him hope. He got the job!!!! I gave him a call on Saturday just to check to see if he was good to go and if needed anything from me. He mentioned that he was super excited but nervous at the same time. I told him that he will be fine and just to put his best foot forward and that he GOT THIS! I received this email on Sunday.

I will give you a call tomorrow. I am super excited/nervous to start. I will be honest with you. I cannot express my gratitude for everything you have done and helping me secure this opportunity. And I promise I will not let you down. You truly are a godsend because things in my life were looking pretty grim. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING AND BELIEVING IN ME . IT TAKES A LOT TO GO THE LENGTHS YOU DO TO HELP PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WITHOUT EVER MEETING THEM PERSONALLY.  IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY PLEASE LET ME KNOW. AND THANK YOU AGAIN

He emailed me again on Monday stating this on his email –

Just got home from work it’s the dream job of a lifetime. Supervisor is a great guy to work for and I actually one of the lead supervisors, I actually replaced him at two previous jobs including my last one funny how things come full circle like that huh

This to me, is what it is all about!!! Believing and give people Hope.

– Maria Mireles-Brown, Technical Recruiter, Huntsville


I asked someone in a face-to-face interview “What is your greatest strength?” The person replied with “I am strong. Very strong.”

Carmen Cabrera, Sr. Technical Recruiter, Atlanta


September will mark my 2 year anniversary with JSG, and my story started with the first call I made as a recruiter with JSG.  I had been in staffing sales and recruiting for almost five years when I came to JSG, and knew a BDM when I came to the Westmont office.  The BDM asked me to put some time into one of his reqs, so I did a quick search and made a list of candidates to call.  On the very first call, on my first day, I talked to a candidate that seemed perfect for the position.  I submitted his resume to the BDM to forward to the client.  The client immediately requested an interview, which turned in to a placement!  First call, first placement!

George Debagia, Technical Recruiter, Chicago


We have a client that was looking for a Maintenance Supervisor in Anaheim, CA. The client’s HR scheduled an interview to first speak with our candidate. HR proceeded to no call no show on the first interview. Then luckily made the second interview with our candidate. He was moved to a video interview at 3 pm Pacific. The client’s hiring manager no-showed the interview but then as we were waiting for a reschedule proceeded to call our candidate at 10 pm Pacific while the candidate was in bed. Let me remind you this hiring manager was calling on FaceTime. Luckily our JSG candidate had the know-how to move quickly and make himself presentable!

Sean Kinsey, Sr. Technical Recruiter, Colorado

Labor Day

Labor Day in 2020

Like many other things in 2020, Labor Day is looking a little different this year. Although most of us will still be receiving a much-needed three-day weekend, our celebrations may not be like they have in years past. Unfortunately, we may have to forgo our annual parades, big family barbecues, or last big summer vacation. However, there is one thing that will remain true this year: the spirit of the American worker. No matter what’s going on in the world around us, the work ethic and innovation of every worker in this country deserve an extra long weekend to relax.

At Johnson Service Group, we have the privilege of working with talented, hardworking professionals in over a dozen industries. We are honored to help great people like you achieve your career goals. We want to take a moment to express our gratitude to our contractors and partners, both past and present. Thank you for all of your hard work and the contributions you make for our country. There are many distractions out there right now, but it’s essential to keep the spirit of Labor Day going strong. Today is about YOU, and we hope you have a fun and safe holiday.

A little background on the history of Labor Day

Labor Day is much more than BBQs and the unofficial end of summer – it’s a holiday celebrating the great contributions, achievements, and innovations of the American worker.

The origin for Labor Day is a little contested; but the first celebration can be traced back to 1882 when Matthew Maguire, a machinist in New Jersey, proposed the holiday to the Central Labor Union. However, Labor Day didn’t become a federal holiday until June 28, 1894, when President Grover Cleveland signed a law making the first Monday in September of each year a national holiday. It took 12 years and 23 different states to adopt this holiday for the federal government to recognize Labor Day. Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September and has similar origins to the American holiday.

Fun fact: Oregon was the first state to pass the holiday as state law on February 21, 1887.

Again, from everyone at Johnson Service Group, we wish you a happy Labor Day!

In This Together

In This Together

Ken Slater, Executive Vice President of Johnson Service Group, wanted to take a few moments to share a message of support during these times of unrest throughout the United States.

I am sure all of you are aware of the civil unrest that is currently happening across our country. In combination with the current pandemic, we are witnessing unprecedented times. With all that is happening, it would not be surprising to think that many of you are feeling anxious, distressful, fearful, or outright upset. We fully understand every single one of your sentiments.

At JSG, we recognize the significance of the emotional toll that all of this may be taking on your lives. We continually strive to recognize, honor, and support those who have experienced racial injustice. As we are continuing to reshape the Company for the future, know that JSG embraces equality and diversity in all of its forms; whether that is diversity of thoughts and ideas, diversity of race, gender, gender expression, or any other quality that makes us unique.

We must all continue to strive to be better to ourselves and others. We must not believe that our “new normal” will be filled with anger and hatred. We must move forward in a positive fashion. We at JSG encourage each and every one of you to lend your voices and your efforts in a positive fashion to promote fairness for all.

We thank you all for your continued efforts and wish all of our JSG family health, happiness, safety, and success… now and in the future. #InThisTogether

– Ken Slater, Executive Vice President of Johnson Service Group, Inc.

Dale Slater Gives Words of Encouragement

A Few Words Of Encouragement From JSG’s CEO, Dale Slater

Dale Slater, Founder & CEO of Johnson Service Group, wanted to take a few moments to reflect his gratitude to our entire staff and share a message of support during this challenging time.

A Message From CEO Dale Slater

“I would like to thank all employees of the JSG family for what you have done and continue to do to weather this crisis and to help our company cope with this situation. Our IT staff worked diligently and continues to do so, to ensure each and every employee has the ability to work remotely in the safest manner possible. Each of our offices has shifted to working remotely seamlessly.

All of their efforts have enabled our employees hours to be transferred to the accounting department accurately and timely each week to make sure payroll and billing can be done as usual. Over the past month, our day-to-day business has continued. The sales staff has been proactive in keeping in touch with their clients, and the recruiters are actively staying in touch with their candidates. I commend each and every one of our employees for their dedication and hard work.

As always, JSG’s main concern is for the well being of all of its staff and their families. We encourage everyone to abide by the safeguards set in place by the State and local municipalities you live in. As States begin to open, each area will be handled on an individual basis, but be assured that the well-being and safety of all is paramount, and every company-wide decision will be made with that in mind.

The global coronavirus has had an enormous effect on every one of us. It has been life-changing, and we all have had to manage our work and private lives like never before. No one knows how long it will take to get back to what we considered normal, but if we continue to take the necessary steps that we are committed to, I am convinced that we will come out of this a stronger and better company.”

Dale W. Slater, Founder & CEO of Johnson Service Group, Inc.

More JSG Adventures In Working From Home

We’re going on month 2 of working from home here at Johnson Service Group, and the one thing I think we can all agree on is that our pets are living their best lives!

To demonstrate that we are stronger together as a JSG family, we have continued to collect the best working from home pictures from our teams throughout the U.S. and Canada. The results? Lots of furry new “coworkers,” and a few creative tactics for finding a quiet spot to make phone calls.

Executive Vice President Ken Slater with his work buddy Zeke.

Chief Financial Officer Jim Filarski practicing social distancing working from his home office.


Moose trying to get into a chair with wheels to help with recruiting!


This is a pic of my workmate. I start my days in my house but then move to my patio in the afternoon.



There’s a new furry four legged puppy in our family and she’s helping me work. Her name is Bailey and she is a 9 week old Golden Retriever.


I don’t have a home office, so I decided to build a desk for my living room!


Welcome to my humble recruiting abode, running fast furious. Meet my recruiting partner “Mikey.”


Well this is my working from home scenario…..in a nutshell !!! 😊

Who said working from home meant you have to be stuck inside and can’t enjoy some beautiful, sunny Florida weather?! Fortunately I have my own “Escape Room” as I call it, but when those perfect days come around, my twin toddlers Bennett and Brighten, along with our furry family friend Dewey the Doodle (Golden lol), soak it all in and live life to the fullest at lunchtime!



It’s been very quiet working at home, as I live alone. I have been working in my living room, where I can open my sliding glass door with lots of sunlight, fresh air, and I can hear the birds singing. About five weeks ago four zoo friends appeared one morning, and haven’t left my desk since. A tiger (Leo), reindeer ( Ziggy), bear (Angel), and giraffe ( Zoe)

I was quite surprised!!  They are my furry coworkers for now, and they bring some sunshine to this “work at home and crazy pandemic”.


Meet my new coworkers, Penny and Walter! Walter says the commute is killing his little legs!


Trying out new mask that was made by a family member; so comfortable I just left it on even inside the house (lol)

My coworkers (?) are Ginny & Freyja, who hang around until the morning sun is no longer on their chair, then I’m left alone.


One of my coworkers… he takes a lot of naps, so excuse his bed head. 😊


 

My kids showing off their homeschool work! MaryGrace kindergarten and George preschool. Then becoming my assistants!


These new furworkers sure are supportive! Always on the hunt for top talent


Coworking with the spouse! Every office has that one lazy coworker. Alex does not like corporate life!



Here is my home work station and my little helper that keeps me company



Harry and PJ like to observe and “help” me in between their naps.


Chris Aiello Working From Home

Me and Carson, hard at work! Carson is a piece of work. He sleeps over 12 hours a day and gets pretty much anything he wants and never has to pay bills or work. Does it get any better?


Since the weather has been nicer, we have an indoor and outdoor work space! My coworker keeps me on my toes while helping brainstorm new Marketing ideas!


She’s even managed to help send a few unfinished emails early!


Spring time in Illinois is one of my favorite times, so happy to be able to work from my balcony and enjoy these beautiful days!!


Taking advantage of working at home to get a little exercise in.  Tell Amanda not to worry as I am wearing steel toe shoes!


“Barking for more candidates.” – Miss Lucina Dao


Here are my Quarantine Study Buddies when I am working from home.  The kids continue with their online school, and Holly…well, she’s not so interested.  She was upset with me for disturbing her sleep.


My assistant isn’t much help! It is a good thing she is cute!


Working from home has been challenging yet fun, I get to spend more time with my fur children! 😊 My cats have a habit of blocking my work space at times and demanding I pay attention to them 😃 Arya and Tyrion just love to get cat hair all over my paperwork. I don’t have a photo/video, but my dog also tends to bark every single time I am on a conference call! Thankfully, there is a mute button for this reason 😊



Working from home has been a pleasant and also bitter sweet since I have not seen my team. Definitely has been a big help with daycare expenses for my 3 year old.

Thank you JSG for allowing us to still make it happen on our end from home and keep workflow going. I had to attach my 3 year old in this since he is the one that watches me work and when on break tells me to go back to work.


My little bit of Organized Cluttered Chaos amidst the hub of activity in our home.  Lets just say there’s not much I miss throughout the day!



Here are a couple of my work from home pictures this week.  My mascots weren’t very cooperative but they are wearing their JSG shirts!


My furbaby cannot help but bother me when I’m working.


I don’t have fur babies or children working at home with me but I do have birds, squirrels, rabbits, stinky skunks (unfortunately), opossum’s, coyotes, deer, turkeys, foxes (which are really cute until they kill my rabbits) but I couldn’t get any of them to pose for my picture.  ☹  (And they all live outdoors.  None of them live indoors with me.  LOL!)  But I just wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed working from home.  There have been so many times that my co-workers and I have come back from lunch and made the comment, “it’s so nice outside, we should be working out there”.  Well while I’ve been working from home, there have actually been some days that have been nice enough, that I have been able to work from the porch.  It really does lift your spirits and I really appreciate this opportunity that JSG has given me to be able to work from home, and from the porch.  Thank you to everyone that has worked so hard to make this all possible and I hope everyone is staying safe!

I had heard of a dog that was in need of foster care because she is due to have puppies. Well I put a few things together one, I have two girls that are more than capable of helping right now and two, a lonely dog that follows me around endlessly lol, so I thought, you know what? We can step up! The neatest thing in the world was all the people who helped to get her here!



Nick Calgaro Work From Home

Here is my setup! Complete with my assistant, Gracie!


Since my husband took the whole living room area, I’m stuck using the kitchen table as my “home office” 😊.  This has been my working area since the lockdown, 03/17.

Since I started working from home, five different birds build their nests around our house (4 in the backyard & 1 by the front door).

But the most hilarious thing that happened so far was when I gave my husband a haircut.  I had him promise before I started working on his hair that no matter what happened, he cannot get mad 😊.

Everything was going good until he asked me if I knew how to “fade”.  I was like “of course I do”, LOL.  And so, that’s when everything turned ugly!

JSG Works From Home Feature

JSG Adventures In Working From Home

Over the last month, most of us have found ourselves in the uncharted territory or working from home for Johnson Service Group while juggling family, schooling, and social distancing guidelines. Well, just because we are (at least 6-feet) apart, doesn’t mean we are alone!

To demonstrate that we are stronger together as a JSG family, we collected the best working from home pictures from our teams throughout the U.S. and Canada. The results? Lots of furry new “coworkers,” and a few creative tactics for finding a quiet spot to make phone calls.

Senior Vice President Ed Zetusky with his helpful coworkers; Cooper, Roxie, Sophie, and Chance.



Since we knew we would be home awhile, my boyfriend and I decided to foster a dog because all of the shelters around us were closing during this time.  We got a call one day after filling out and application and were picked to foster a dog named Jessie!  She has been such a good girl since we brought her home and has been keeping me company by laying right next to me all day long. Even occasionally jumping on my lap to check and make sure I am getting my work done.  Jessie has made her self comfortable and fits right in our home. We are making plans with the shelter to adopt her once all of this craziness is over.



This is my little set up for working from home, featuring our morning meeting board! Dept 100 has been working from home great, we have been utilizing Microsoft Teams for all our meetings. We still continue on with our morning meeting every day, and we have check-in points with the team throughout the day. Our productivity and communication are sky high! We even have guest appearances in meetings from pets and kids! It’s been a great experience so far, but we all miss working within steps of each other!



My coworkers, Maggie & Miller


Picture 1 -My new coworker, Macy.  She’s slightly distracting, and she isn’t good at paying attention to detail, but she boosts company morale and her excel skills are on point! Picture 2 – My son (who turned 5 during this whole ordeal) learned how to write “mom” and “dad”. Pretty soon he will be ready to join the JSG workforce!



Quarantine life is ruff. Penny is enjoying having both mom and dad work from home!


Working from home – Moose wanting to help?



With 4 young kids at home, the quietest place is in my closet.



This is Lolli and Shelby working from home, as you can see, they love it!


Working from the lake condo for now!


With my husband and I both working from home during all of this with 2 energetic dogs and 5 month old, we have become expert multitaskers!


I think Little Joe is just a tinnnnnnnny bit jealous of my laptop.



Daddy working from home juggling office space and Emmie’s American Doll Nursery



There are my new coworkers. They love to wait for me to print something and nap next to me while working. I occasionally have to break up their fights; good thing I’m in HR!


I forgot my standup desk at work – thank goodness I’m an avid reader and love puzzles! The second picture is Bosley the blanket stealer!


This is my big dog MAC celebrating with me after locking down a new order at a company!


Since Ariel has more time on her hands with Gonzaga track & field cancelled, she’s running up the JSG social media game to the next level!

Here’s my pup Oso helping me out here at home with payroll!


My favorite part about working from home, more time with my family!


My coworker Boots helping me out working from home


With working at home for 7 years prior to this position most everyone in my house is used to me being locked away in my office alone aside from the occasional cat lazing around nearby snoring and purring. Unfortunately, not everyone fully understands the memo that I sent out that I need some space while working from home.

As I try to leave my office for the occasional stretch break or lunch I become crowded with wagging tails as they have laid in front of my office door the whole workday waiting for me to finally be done “hiding from them” despite the others in the house who beg them to go play outside or snuggle with them on the couch. My boys never want to miss the opportunity to be right at my office door as soon as I open it and plead with a passerby to let them in.