September Small Business of the Month: Elevate Workforce Inc.
Congratulations to the Mobile Chamber September Small Business of the Month: Elevate Workforce Inc.
The team at Elevate Workforce provides national staffing and HR services with a specialization in mega teams for disaster and emergency response personnel.
Elevate Workforce maintains a dedicated internal team that works diligently to connect community members with permanent employment opportunities, helping them overcome challenges such as homelessness and economic difficulties.
At the helm of this company is president and founder, Patricia Hooks. She has dedicated over 30 years to not only growing a successful business but also improving the lives of all community members, regardless of their backgrounds.
After two decades of running a successful staffing agency, Hooks decided to venture into the Mobile market, recognizing the potential for growth in this area. However, as the business continued to expand steadily over the years, it became clear that a rebranding effort was necessary to compete on a national scale and take the company to the next level.
The existing business model had become insufficient to support their growing operations. Fueled by this growth, they developed a new business model aimed at better serving their clients and candidates.
Today, thanks to their rebranding initiatives, Elevate Workforce offers a wide range of staffing and HR services to companies across the country. They remain committed to innovation and adapting to the changing needs of their industry.
Their services encompass total talent management including:
- Permanent placements
- Contract employees
- OSHA safety training
- Disaster recovery
- Employee prescreening
The staff finds fulfillment in knowing that they have positively impacted the lives of community members by enabling them to secure a stable living for themselves and their families.
Hooks said, “We love what we do, and we hope that it shows.”
Elevate Workforce firmly believes in second chances and the power of community members coming together to overcome any obstacle. They cultivate a positive Christian atmosphere for their internal and temporary staff, underpinning their mission to deliver superior service to customers and forge valued partnerships within each industry they serve.
Elevate Workforce works to create a positive impact on the communities they operate in, driven by their non-profit initiatives and collaborations. Their commitment to community service remains unwavering as they invest their time and resources to make a meaningful difference.
Elevate Workforce takes pride in supporting various charitable organizations, such as:
- The McKemie Place
- The White-Gates Farm Equine Rescue
- Alabama Baptist Children’s Home & Ministries
- Eagles Sanctuary Ministry
- The Boys and Girls Club of Mobile
They also actively participated in the Causeway Cleanup initiative led by TC Boiler & Piping and Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP). During the 2022 holiday season, their dedicated staff distributed reusable canvas bags filled with essential items and heartfelt gestures to the local homeless population, aiming to share the true spirit of Christmas.
In a notable achievement in 2023, Elevate Workforce collaborated with Poplar Home Waterproofing to construct a brand-new barn for the White-Gates Farm Equine Rescue, providing both funds and labor for the project, including a new washing station for the horses.
Their involvement with the Mobile Chamber has proven valuable, offering opportunities for networking with various businesses, discovering new charitable causes in their community and staying informed about the region’s growth forecast. The Chamber has equipped them with tools to expand their customer base and workforce, ensuring they can meet their customers’ needs effectively.
To learn more about Elevate Workforce Inc., visit elevateworkforce.com
About the Mobile Chamber
The Mobile Chamber is a private business organization with more than 1,700 members and the economic developer for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. The Mobile Chamber’s focus is to provide members with networking, marketing and professional development opportunities, expand jobs in the area, develop the local workforce, advocate legislative priorities and offer resources to help small businesses grow. Additional information is on the Chamber’s website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.