“We’re thrilled that we can combine our commitment to recycling and the environment with an opportunity to give back to the community.”
When planning the new facility, Momentum set a goal of integrating community service into the staffing plan, a goal that has been fulfilled by choosing Odyssey House to provide staff. Odyssey House helps individuals who have struggled with substance abuse reclaim their lives and get back into healthy, stable environments through effective treatment, prevention, housing, transportation, work, and other activities. Through their Private Industry Vocational Training (PIVT) program, Odyssey House helps their clients rebuild productive lives by partnering with local businesses that are increasing their workforce.
With operations beginning in August, Momentum needed a production staff that was motivated, hardworking, safety conscious and reliable. “The motivation and work ethic of the staff Odyssey House has provided have greatly exceeded our expectations,” said John Lair, president and CEO of Momentum Recycling. “We’re thrilled that we can combine our commitment to recycling and the environment with an opportunity to give back to the community.”
Many businesses and Odyssey House clients have realized positive results from the PIVT program. “The PIVT program has been a fantastic workforce solution to multiple businesses such as Momentum Recycling,” said Adam Cohen, executive director for Odyssey House. “Not only have businesses directly benefited from this partnership both financially and by getting a strong workforce, but it also serves as a crucial support to the individuals we serve to ensure long-term sobriety and success post-treatment.”
The positive results have been crucial for Momentum. The company has already started to expand the number of workers from the PIVT program, and expects to employ up to 10 by year’s end.