Johnson City, TENN. – To keep up with the labor demand from the recent influx of projects at the construction offices of Mitch Cox Companies, Mitch Cox Construction, Inc. has partnered with Labor Finders of East Tennessee to fill dozens of needed temporary labor positions quickly. Tupelo Honey Cafe, which opened Monday, June 16, 2014, was one of such projects.
Labor Finders opened its first location in Florida in 1975. Today, Labor Finders has almost 200 locations nationwide. In Tennessee, David Richardson is the president of Labor Finders with six franchises in Tennessee and two in Alabama.
Mitch Cox Construction was one of the first clients for Labor Finders in Johnson City. In fact, the first job for which Mitch Cox Construction utilized the services of Labor Finders was in October of 2004 for the development of Cherokee Methodist Church on South Roan Street in Johnson City. Other projects that Mitch Cox Construction has partnered with Labor Finders for include the Netherland Road Inn, Asbury Center, Wellmont Transfusion Center, the Holston United Methodist Homes for Children in Greeneville, Lifestyles, Universal Wines, and most recently, Wheeler’s Bagels.
“Labor Finders provides us with the flexibility to fill both our skilled and unskilled labor jobs with competent workers without worrying about the time and expense of bringing a new employee on board for a short period of time,” said Raymond McBride, president of Mitch Cox Construction, Inc.
How Labor Finders Works
Companies in need of temporary labor call in the day of or day before with a description of the job needed such as carpentry, general labor, painting, cleanup, skilled and unskilled labor. Labor Finders maintains a database of individuals ready for work. While it is free to be listed, there is an hour-and-a-half safety procedure and drug and background tests, performed upon request. Then, Labor Finders covers the worker’s comp, applicable taxes, and insurance for the staffing it provides. The employer gives the workers jobs and after two hours, if the superintendents find that the work is inadequate or unsatisfactory, then Labor Finders finds the next available worker, at no cost to the employer.
Erin Napier, branch manager of Labor Finders in Johnson City, has been with the company since its opening in 2004. She said, “Mitch Cox Construction has been very easy to work with. They provide good work and steady jobs for many of the blue collar workers that come through our doors.”
Labor Finders is located at 2702 South Roan Street in Johnson City, TN and can be contacted by phone at (423) 928-3005.
Founded in Johnson City in 1979, Mitch Cox Companies is a full-service real estate solutions company offering development, architectural, construction, brokerage and commercial property management services. The company also manages hotel properties across the Southeast and Midwest U.S. and manages residential community associations in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee. To see our work, listings and news, visit our website, Facebook page, or call us at 423.282.6582.