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Announcing LLoyd’s Temporary Associates of the Year for 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we want to thank all of our Associates for their commitment to being LLoydEmployed. Your efforts at are client companies have helped to establish LLoyd’s high level of service excellence. This year we named three “Associates of the Year” who were selected by their Talent Community based on work ethic, performance and client feedback. These are individuals who worked for us in a temporary or consulting capacity during the 2019 calendar year.

Temporary positions cross all industry sectors and professions, and the majority are actually full-time. These jobs also can lead to permanent work, according to the American Staffing Association (ASA). In fact, permanent employment is a top motivation for choosing temporary work, and one in five Associates cite scheduling flexibility as a key reason for choosing to temp or do consulting work, according to the ASA Staffing Employee Survey.

Here are some LLoyd Staffing metrics for LLOYD’S temporary workforce:

  • 46% of new associates are referrals
  • More than 1,000 associates have been “LLoydEmployed” 2 years or longer
  • 22% of our overall assignments transition temp-to-hire (associates are hired by our client companies)
  • Over 15% of assignments are extended due to superior associate performance

Three Associates are chosen annually for these Talent Communities:
1. Florida/LLoydSouth
2. LLoydIT/National
3. New York/Long Island Metro

Congratulations to our three winning Associates who each receive a Certificate of Honor and a Visa Gift card, along with our full appreciation for being “LLoydEmployed.”    We are proud to partner with employers nationwide on their talent strategies and we want thank those who contributed their thoughts and recommendations for our selection of these 2019 Honorees.

Florida – LLoydSouth
Full Name:   Apolinar Rodriguez
Skill/title:    OTC Pharmacy Clerk
City of residence:  Miramar, FL
Length of employment with LLoyd: 2013 to present

After more than 20 years in retail as a business owner, Apolinar Rodiriguez needed to make a career change. A friend referred him to Melissa Matos, CSP, VP of Operations for LLoyd South.  After meeting him and learning about his background and skills, Melissa was able to immediately place him at Humana as an OTC (Over the Counter) Clerk where he held a long term temporary assignment until Humana hired Apolinar as a full time employee in 2016.

Then in 2018, Apolinar found he was facing another career dilemma. He was downsized because the department where he worked was moving out of state.  He returned to LLoyd and once again, we immediately placed him at Comfort Medical, LLC in a similar role to the one he had held at Humana.  This was in October of 2018 and he is currently still there on assignment.  Apolinar hopes he might transition to a full time employee again in the near future. While he has temped for LLoyd South, Apolinar has had nearly perfect attendance; he takes on overtime with no complaints and also willingly took an assignment which was more than 20 miles away from his home.

On his current field assignment, his employer manager, Sofia Ries Centeno says, “Apolinar exceeds all expectations in his role as a temporary associate. He is dedicated and reliable and always has a positive attitude. He adapts easily to rapid change in the workplace and works well under pressure. He always ensures he completes tasks in a timely manner and takes on additional responsibilities when his schedule allows. Apolinar is a pleasure to work with and a valuable member of our Team.”

Full Name: John Stewart
Skill/title: Senior Network Engineer
City of residence:  Laurelton, NY
Length of employment with LLoyd:    21 months on 2 different engagements

John Stewart became “LLoydEmployed” in 2017 after more than 30 years in a Technology career working projects for some major organizations in the tech space. According to LLoydIT Director, Sharon Nocella, CSP, “John has been nothing short of an utmost professional and has consistently delivered high quality work while working for us. He is dependable and a true team player; we have no doubt that we will be deploying him again once this contract assignment is completed. Our client feedback on him is stellar and we look forward to working with John for many more years to come.”

John’s roles while at LLoyd have been as a Senior Network Engineer working on engagements for Northwell Health and Valiant Solutions. He possesses strong credentials in routing and switching – across LAN/WAN, Security, Datacenter, Carrier, Web and Cloud services. His skill sets include, but are not limited to markets across the IBM, Cisco, Citrix, Verizon, Amazon, and Dell spectrums – spanning vendors from the corporate, health & hospital, banking, stock market, retail, military, voice, satellite and proprietary software industries.

John credits two LLoyd professionals whom he says have mentored him during his LLoyd career; these include Brian Green, CSP, Vice President and Faith (Greene) Martin, Director of Research and Recruitment. Says John, “My sincerest and profound thanks to them, for their ongoing confidence, corporate courtesy, and consistency. Thank you LLoydIT for this honor, I am truly grateful.”

New York/Long Island Metro
Full Name:  Cecelia Rella
Skill/title:   Administrative File Clerk
City of residence:         Floral Park, NY
Length of employment with LLoyd:    Since 2016
Cecelia Rella’s consistent work ethic and commitment to the job helped earn her this year’s Award. For more than 3 years she has been on assignment at one of the region’s premier healthcare facilities. Sr. Staffing Specialist, Crystal James, CSP says of Cecelia, “She is a pleasure to manage and is always willing to help out where needed. Her assignment supervisors never have a bad word to say about her performance, attitude or reliability – she hits all the high marks.”

Cecilia is one of the more than 15 million people in the U.S. who work as part of the temporary/contract employee workforce. According to the American Staffing Association, many people choose to work as temporary employees to bridge or transition from temporary to permanent jobs and for the scheduling flexibility that is typically synonymous with “gig assignments.”

LLoyd’s Executive Director of Employee Engagement, Susan King, CSP, sums up these awards best: “National Staffing Employee Week salutes the temporary and contract employees who contribute to our nation’s economy. LLoyd is proud to be part of an industry that provides jobs to employees and flexible workforce solutions to businesses regionally and nationwide. We are always hiring and welcome new job candidates to our workforce. If you are interested in working for LLoyd, current openings can be viewed under Find Work on our website: Join us and be one of the #LLoydEmployed!


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