Junk removal company attracts top employees

    VANCOUVER, April 24 /CNW/ - Help wanted signs may be plaguing businesses
across the nation, but a Vancouver-based junk removal company is luring in
some of the country's best employees despite the Canada-wide labour shortage.
    1-800-GOT-JUNK? was deemed the second Best Workplace in Canada by
Canadian Business Magazine. Companies were ranked based on feedback from their
employees who were sent an anonymous survey by the Great Place to Work
Institute of Canada. The survey asked about common workplace issues such as
credibility, fairness, respect, pride, and camaraderie. Surprisingly, the top
three rankings were awarded to B.C. companies.
    "At a time when prospective employees are being more selective than ever
about where they work, this is a great honour," said 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder
and CEO, Brian Scudamore. "With the cost of living in Vancouver rising it's
more important than ever that our employees are happy with their work
    The Canadian labour force has been steadily declining over the past
decade. People Patterns Consulting predicts the annual labour force growth
will be zero by 2016. So at a time when attracting great employees is critical
to a company's growth, what makes hauling around junk so desirable?
    The motto at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is: "It's all about people." This
people-first approach puts great emphasis on creating a fun, vibrant culture
that includes five weeks personal paid leave. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? also has an
open-book policy where employees are invited each month to go through the
company's expense sheet line by line and give input on the budget. This
results in an excellent profit-sharing program.

    About 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

    1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping people remove
junk, de-clutter, and live cleaner, better lives. Whether it's an old sofa or
a pile of junk in the garage, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will remove it for you. Founded
in 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has more than 300 franchise locations in North
America, Australia and the United Kingdom.

For further information:

For further information: visit www.1800gotjunk.com or contact:
1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Public Relations, 1-877-637-3250, pr@1800gotjunk.com

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