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An energetic, resourceful and hard-working young woman, Emily Stanek’s sense of entrepreneurship led her to establish her own pet sitting and childcare business. In 2013, Emily came to Employment Horizons to find a job that would further develop her work skills and contribute to her independence. After participating in a one-week job sample for an open position at Pinnacle Foods in Parsippany, New Jersey, she was officially hired as a Facilities Assistant.
Emily’s job coach assisted her in learning her job duties and together they created a routine that would allow Emily to complete her daily tasks. Emily’s responsibilities include the maintenance of supplies in the pantries, keeping them fully stocked with coffee, creamer, sugar, plates, napkins, and utensils; stocking the office supply closets to maintain neatness as well as an adequate amount of supplies; oversight of the water coolers to ensure that water and cups are always available; and assistance and support with copier maintenance, alerting her supervisor, Scott Fox, of any issues. Emily is valued as an integral part of the Pinnacle team, working part-time Monday through Friday. She brings her bright smile and cheerful personality every day, which other employees at Pinnacle Foods really appreciate! Colleagues note that her fashionista style is always complemented by her positive attitude and brilliant smile. “At Pinnacle Foods our corporate values are Trust, Candor, and Ownership. Emily is an outstanding example of these values every day, and she brings it with a smile,” said Fox.
”Everyone is always nice and I’ve met so many people at Pinnacle,” Emily said. “It’s a joy to work here…I’m very happy to have found a place like this to work.” Emily hopes that as time goes by she can learn more about what goes on in the kitchen or to help her co-workers with paperwork. For now, she’s happy to have a weekly paycheck. She saves a lot, but likes shopping for clothes and splurged for a Mac Book Air with her earnings from Pinnacle. Emily said, “it’s nice to pay for my own stuff.”