Roth Staffing Companies Selects 10-Year-Old Entrepreneur as “Roth Hero of the Week”

Roth Staffing Companies named 10-year-old Owen Conner as its second Roth Hero of the Week.  Owen is celebrated for demonstrating leadership and compassion beyond his years after hosting a hot chocolate stand to raise funds for the fight against childhood hunger in the U.S.   He is the son of Jena Conner, a Business Solutions Manager based out of the La Jolla, CA Ultimate Staffing branch office (a business line of Roth Staffing Companies specializing in clerical, administrative, customer service, and manufacturing/production staffing).

Roth Staffing Companies is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this August by recognizing remarkable Coworkers, Customers, and Ambassadors (the temporary employees who represent the organization on assignment)—one hero each of the 20 weeks leading up to the Platinum Anniversary event—for doing extraordinary things and selflessly making a difference in their communities.

Owen Conner donated hundreds of meals to children in need after his mother Jena told him about Purpose:full, Roth Staffing’s charity initiative to end childhood hunger in the United States.  Motivated by the thought of children his age without enough to eat, Owen baked chocolate chip cookies and set up a hot chocolate stand alongside the route of an annual horse and buggy ride event in his San Diego neighborhood.

Owen spread the word about Purpose:full while selling homemade cookies, chocolate-dipped pretzels, candy canes, brownies, and hot chocolate.  He raised $86.70 in a single evening—enough to fund 867 meals for children who struggle with hunger.

VIDEO: Owen Conner fundraises for Purpose:full

“It was inspiring to see my son so motivated to make a difference in the lives of others,” says Ultimate Staffing Coworker Jena Conner, “Once Owen heard about Purpose:full and Roth Staffing’s efforts to help children in need, his mind was set; he wasn’t going to stop until he had donated to the cause!  Watching his dedication while setting up and manning the hot chocolate stand was a reward in and of itself, but hearing that Owen is Roth Staffing’s Roth Hero of the Week… that makes me even prouder to work for a company that wholeheartedly believes in its Purpose ‘To make life better for the people we serve.®’”

Roth Staffing is honored to recognize Owen Conner’s inspiring actions by naming him this week’s recipient of the Roth Hero of the Week award and a $1,000 cash prize.

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About Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.

Roth Staffing Companies is a staffing solution provider and workforce solutions organization operating from more than 100 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia via five specialized business lines: Ultimate Staffing Services, Ledgent Finance & Accounting, Adams & Martin Group, Ledgent Technology & Engineering, and About Talent.

Roth Companies is the only organization to receive all of the industry’s most prestigious honors in a single year and accomplished this unprecedented feat two consecutive years.  The Roth organization is recognized in the business community as a leader in culture and coworker engagement and was recognized as one of Achiever’s “50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States” in addition to receiving the “Best in Biz Award” for Best Company to Work For. Roth remains the only firm in the industry ever ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

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