Joining Forces to Transform Lives

Rich Fields and Lynn Ray from Labor Finders of Columbia, SC presents a check to the Oliver Gospel Mission's Rev. Fields.

Columbia, SC— Summer months are a struggle for charities. People tend to open their wallets around the holiday season (which is important,) but charities operate year-round and for numerous reasons the summer season is always difficult for charities to collect much needed funds. Which makes the following donation even more important.

Two of Columbia’s oldest and finest establishments recently came together, The Oliver Gospel Mission received a major donation from Labor Finders in the amount of $3,500.00.

Labor Finders opened as a family business in June of 1988 by Ken Elbert and his son-in-law, Richard Fields. The family chose Labor Finders, a franchise organization, because it gave them a way to fulfill God’s purpose by helping South Carolina companies succeed while providing work opportunities for people in need at the same time. Richard who is the President of Labor Finders South Carolina, Inc., a West Point graduate and service-connected disabled veteran has been running the South Carolina Labor Finders franchise since 1989.

There is an old business expression that numbers do not lie; well, the following numbers are impressive: over the past 30 years in Columbia, more than 10,000 businesses have trusted Labor Finders for their staffing needs. In addition, Labor Finders provided employment opportunities for over 20,000 South Carolinians.

As a way of thanking the people of Columbia for their continuing support for over 30 years, Labor Finders donated $.30 for each hour billed in Columbia during the month of June to the Oliver Gospel Mission, which has been helping the homeless for over 125 years. And, the timing of the donation could not have been better, because since it is summer and donations trickle-in, this donation from Labor Finders will assist in transforming the lives that depend on the Oliver Gospel Mission.

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. Labor Finders has received top honors in Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client competition presented by CareerBuilder for nine consecutive years since its inception in 2010. In 2014, Labor Finders secured the exclusive Best of Staffing® Diamond Award after achieving five consecutive wins. 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. As a proud member of the American Staffing Association, Labor Finders adheres to the Association’s Code of Ethics, which requires high standards of ethical conduct in dealings with employees, customers and competitors.

Labor Finders strength comes from the commitment of locally operated staffing offices that consistently satisfy their customers, while demonstrating their core values every day: Respect, Appreciation and Safety. The mission is simple: treat temporary employees and customers fairly.

Note to Media:
For more information on Labor Finders of Columbia, South Carolina or to schedule an interview with Rich Fields, please feel free to contact Celina Klee, the Public Relations Manager for Labor Finders International, Inc. at 561-273-8226 or by email at In addition, please be sure to check out the new Labor Finders International, Inc. website at


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