The passing of a torch is a tradition sparked from the Ancient Greeks. In modern business it signals progression in leadership in the corporate world. For Labor Finders, the largest privately owned industrial temporary staffing company in America, the torch for president of Labor Finders International has been successfully passed from Jeffrey Burnett to Amit Singh.
Amit Singh’s impressive 22-year career with Labor Finders began in 1999 when he started as a Systems Administrator, moving quickly into the position of Management Information Systems Director, followed by Director of e-Education. Amit then changed gears by moving into the Director of Strategic Projects role which gave him the opportunity to drive key initiatives of the business plan, primarily developing and enhancing franchise support services. In October 2007, Amit became Director of Operations for the company followed by a promotion in 2009 to President of the corporate owned offices with fifty locations in nine states. In 2017, Amit became Chief Operating Officer for all operations leading and managing the business.
Amit’s career journey took yet another positive turn, when Jeffrey Burnett stated to the Labor Finders organization, “I have a special announcement to make. Amit Singh, Chief Operating Officer for Labor Finders International, Inc. and President of LF Staffing Services, Inc., will become President of Labor Finders International, Inc., effective July 1, 2021. Having spent over 20 years with Labor Finders holding numerous positions, I know you feel as I do, he is ready and capable for the next chapter in his career. Amit’s leadership and relationship skills are ready to lead our company forward. I am very excited as I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Amit closely for so many years and feel now is a natural time for this promotion. While I do not expect any big changes in his day-to-day role with the company, naturally there will be some.”
Mr. Burnett went on to say, “As for myself, I am not planning to go anywhere. I will simply give up part of my dual title and remain as Chief Executive Officer of the company. I look forward to working hard for you as always and supporting you in your journey with Labor Finders.”
Amit’s career journey began when he was a very focused young man. Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India in 1977, Amit was raised in New York.
After graduating from high school Amit moved to India for college/med school. “I came back to the US as my father began to have health issues. At that point he had moved to Florida, and I had to come back to support the family business while he recovered. That was in 1997.” While overseeing the family business Amit choose to go to Florida Atlantic University (FAU), “I needed to be close to home and FAU was the only local university within a reasonable driving distance. I majored in Management Information Systems with a minor in Economics and certification in MS Network Engineering.” All which proved to be helpful for Amit’s career beginning…Labor Finders.
Everyone in their career experiences high moments and Amit proudly stated, “So far, I would say it was in 2019. That was the first year after our acquisition of the franchise operations in North Carolina and in Arkansas. It was the best year in results for our company owned operations.”
There are times when the personal life and the professional life cross paths and for Amit that happened when he graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “Yes, I graduated from the Sloan School of Management in 2019 with an MBA and certification in Business Analytics. MIT was my moon shot and I was humbled to have been given such a wonderful opportunity to engage with amazing educators and classmates.”
As for Labor Finders in the future Amit shared, “Labor Finders has tremendous growth opportunities. We are a well-established brand with an excellent reputation in the market. In addition, we have a great company culture that is proud of the work we do in changing the lives of our associates. At the end of the day, we are a service, and our future is dependent on delivering that service easier, faster, and better than our competition.”
Amit weighed in on the future for the industrial staffing industry and for the entire staffing industry as a whole, “Like most industries that have been around for a long time we will continue to evolve with the introduction of new technology and improvement in how we deliver our service to our customers and associates.”
When asked, what are your short-term and long-term goals on a personal level Amit clearly stated, “At this point in my life, to help support my children as they grow into adults, support my wife as she builds her dental practice and to become a better golfer.”
About Labor Finders International:
Since 1975 Labor Finders International, Inc., a franchise company is the country’s oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing company in the United States. For twelve consecutive years Labor Finders has received top honors in the ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Client competition, giving Labor Finders the exclusive Double Diamond Award. Labor Finders operates almost 200 offices nationwide with a strong tradition of leadership as the country’s top name and resource in the business of temporary industrial staffing Labor Finders is a proud member of the American Staffing Association (ASA).
Labor Finders strength comes from the commitment of locally operated staffing offices that consistently satisfy their customers, while demonstrating their core values everyday: Respect, Appreciation and Safety. The mission is simple: treat temporary employees and customers fairly.
More information available at www.laborfinders.com.