Read about Michael’s Success at Yankee Candle Company

Meet Michael, an employee at Yankee Candle Company in Whately, Massachusetts. Michael works in the warehouse performing a variety of tasks, including packaging, assembling and running the machines. He enjoys the variety of his job, as there are 12 different machines being used at any given time at the warehouse. Michael is quick to share that he is not picky and truly likes to work at Yankee Candle. In fact, Michael’s one-year anniversary with Yankee Candle is coming up at the end of this month!
Michael is employed at Yankee Candle in a Long-Term Temporary Position through United Personnel, a local staffing agency that has created a deep knowledge of the local employment market for the past 30 years. The Opportunity Services office in Springfield cultivated a 3 year relationship with United Personnel since OS expanded to Massachusetts in 2014. Because of this strong relationship, both organizations were able to find a great fit for Michael at Yankee Candle.
Before working at Yankee Candle, Michael worked at a local Auto Body Warehouse. While he really liked the job, the hours were not consistent. He was looking to work for a larger organization with lots of room to grow and he found the perfect fit at Yankee Candle! Michael’s long-term goal is to be able to read and write as well as drive a car. He continues to participate in the Read Now Program at the local library and is beginning to study for his permit test. He would also like to gain permanent status as an employee at Yankee Candle. By cultivating relationships and aligning with businesses that share the same mission, Opportunity Services has assisted Michael in finding an amazing opportunity at Yankee Candle. We look forward to his continued success!