The Land of Opportunity
The career journey for Milan Rijal and his brother Surendra Thegim (i.e., the “R&T” in R&T Staffing) began with rather humble origins. Starting as Staffing Coordinators with one of the largest employment agencies, they gained valuable experience in understanding strategic staffing needs, while also supporting daily tasks, such as confirming employee check-ins. The logistics of trying to provide ongoing feedback to over 150 employees was a challenge, but their persistence paid off in unimaginable ways.
By building one-on-one relationships with each of their employees, Milan and Surendra uncovered a hard-working segment of the workforce that shared their work ethic, going above and beyond in on-the-job performance. What drove exceptional job performance? Like Milan and Surendra, they, too, were legal immigrants, just trying to provide for those who mattered most. That was the key. But, due to language and cultural barriers, they were usually relegated to part-time hours, with no benefits.