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Roth Staffing Companies Names Youth Mentor the Fourth “Roth Hero of the Week”

Roth Staffing Companies is proud to announce that Ambassador Javis Austin, based out of the Houston, Texas office of Ultimate Staffing (a specialized business line of Roth Staffing), is the fourth Roth Hero of the Week.  Javis’ efforts to mentor youth regarding depression and mental and physical health, assist special needs and foster children, and coach young athletes have made a significant impact upon his community.

VIDEO: Javis Austin mentors and motivates youth in need

As a Roth Hero, Javis joins the ranks of fellow Ambassadors (the temporary employees who represent Roth Staffing), coworkers, and customers who quietly make a difference in the world around them.  Roth Staffing Companies is awarding each of its Roth Heroes—one every week until the company’s 20th anniversary on August 15th—a $1,000 cash prize.

Javis’ passion is mentoring and guiding young people; he trains high school counselors to recognize the signs of depression in students, volunteers for a suicide prevention hotline, mentors at-risk youth, and helps train young athletes.  He began helping others realize their potential and overcome life challenges after his attempt to take his own life during college.  It left him almost blind but with a renewed compassion to use his unique experiences and perspective to guide others.

Javis hosts several boot camp training programs to help others realize the benefits of physical fitness and mental wellness, and also passionately works with children who have special needs. His bond with one child who has Down Syndrome grew so strong that Javis completed the steps required to become his foster parent and invite him into his family.

“I genuinely love spending my time mentoring and motivating others,” says Javis.  “I often say that working with athletes, young students dealing with life challenges, and assisting kids who have autism and Down Syndrome has benefitted my spirit more than helped others.  I’d be doing this work no matter what, but it means a lot to be recognized as a Roth Hero.  It’s yet another sign that Roth Staffing doesn’t just say that its Purpose is “To make life better for the people we serve”®—the organization truly believes and lives it.”

“Javis is one of the humblest people I have ever met,” says Ultimate Staffing coworker Roxi Walker.  “I am touched by his spirit, zeal for life, and positive response to obstacles every day.  He is truly deserving of the Roth Hero title!”

To read more stories from prior Roth Heroes and to learn about how to nominate a Roth Hero, please visit www.rothstaffing.com/hero.

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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 Staffing 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 Staffing remains the only firm in the industry ever ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.

Visit www.rothstaffing.com for more information or call (714) 939-8600.