Working in a MRF can be rewarding

Building Careers in the Recycling Industry

As seen in Waste Advantage Magazine, November 2022

Leadpoint is a committed second-chance employer with a history of hiring and promoting entry-level workers who go on to build careers in the recycling industry. Today, 37 percent of the company’s managers started in entry-level positions.

“I came to work at Leadpoint out of a work release program. Leadpoint gave me an opportunity and now I’m giving them everything I’ve got,” said Kurtis Jones-Tolliver (middle), Onsite Manager in Goleta, CA.

Arturo Guerrero (left), onsite manager at one of Leadpoint’s largest sites, Newby Island, CA, started with the company in 2012 and kept moving ahead. “I gave myself a hard life because of bad choices I made after high school. Instead of going into college, I got in trouble,” he said. “The only job I could find was dishwasher and even that didn’t last. Then I found Leadpoint.”

“I was incarcerated as a teenager and served my time. I started with Leadpoint on work release, making 14 cents an hour. Today, I’m an onsite manager,” said AB Stifanos (right) of Phoenix, AZ. “Working keeps me grounded and focused. I want to set a good example for all the kids in my family and show them that working pays off.”

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