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Labor Day – The History and Meaning Behind this National Holiday

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Labor Day, the first Monday of September, is typically associated with the end of the summer season, one last long weekend for BBQ’s.  But do you know what this national holiday actually means or know the history behind this celebration?

Labor Day was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century.  It began as an parade in New York City organized by union leaders.  At first the leaders worried that workers were hesitant to forego a day’s pay to participate in the rally, but over 10,000 people had taken part in the rally and festivities. 

Holding annual festivities to celebrate workers spread across the country.  However, Labor Day didn’t become a national holiday until a decade later. In 1887, Oregon was the first state to declare it a holiday, followed by New York, Massachusetts and Colorado.  In 1896, President Grover Cleveland declared the first Monday in September a national holiday.

Why a Monday?  One of the most influential labor unions was the Knights of Labor which is located in New York. The union leaders wanted the first demonstration to coincide with their annual conference which took place in early September.  The first Monday of September stuck after the third annual New York City Labor Day was scheduled on this day in 1884.

Did you know that there is a Labor Day and a May Day (International Workers’ Day)?  Both days are celebrated, but Labor Day is the official national holiday and May Day is unofficially celebrated on May 1.  International Workers’ Day arose out of what began as a peaceful demonstration in Chicago by protesters demanding an 8-hour work day. The demonstration turned violent when someone threw a bomb at the police killing one police officer and wounding several others. The police then began to fire into the crowd killing an undetermined number of people. This incident is known as the Haymarket Affair.  This event caused a crack down on labor groups.  Due to the violence associated with this day, President Grover Cleveland chose the September date to honor the American worker when declaring the national holiday.

Labor Day does have quite a storied past, therefore it is not just ANY day off from work. It is a day to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.  

Why is it important to know the history of Labor Day?  Sometimes, we just need a reminder of the benefits and rights that our fellow Americans fought for in the past for us and for future generations.  As a staffing company in the business of workers for 50 years, we feel this is of great importance!

Happy Labor Day!

Visit The Protocall Group Booth at Career Fair this Saturday

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The Protocall Group will be at the Gloucester County Job Fair and Resource Event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Community Development Recreation Center in Williamstown, NJ.

Employers on hand will represent a wide range of fields, including law enforcement, health care, retail, financial services, transportation and logistics.

“I encourage job seekers to be dressed for success, have copies of their resumes and be prepared to interview on site,” Freeholder Heather Simmons said in a statement released about the event.

The job fair will be held in St. Matthew’s banquet hall, 245 Glassboro Road, Williamstown.

Parking is free and attendees are encouraged to register for the fair at www.wibnj.com or by calling 856-384-6963.

Many area businesses will be at the event to speak to job seekers about employment opportunities.

Learn more about the event and see list of participating businesses here.

Protocall Group VP a Panelist on Burlington Chamber Program

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Roy Fazio Headshot_2014Roy Fazio, Partner/Executive Vice-President of The Protocall Group, will be a panelist among South Jersey’s leading executives at the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook 2015.

The panel will provide attendees with a look back at 2014 and share their forecast on banking, construction, real estate, employment and the automotive industries.

Roy Fazio will speak about the local and national economic forecast for employment and staffing.

The event takes place January 29, 2015.  For complete information or to register to attend, see our event post on this site.


The Protocall Group Internal Awards

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The Protocall Group ushered in the Holiday Season with their annual celebration of their internal staff members.  Special Recognition Awards are given to one employee in Corporate and each Branch Office to honor their outstanding commitment to the company and to our customers.  Each employee who marks a 5-year anniversary also is recognized and applauded for their dedication to Protocall.

Special Recognition Awards

JanisLisaandSue_SpecialRecognitionAward  Susan Rowand is the recipient of Corporate’s Special Recognition Award.  “Susan was given this award for her continued dedication, enthusiasm, cooperation, and hard work to Protocall,” says Lisa Warech.  Congratulations to Sue!!!

LoisandLaura_SpecialRecognitionAward  Laura Hughes is the recipient of Healthcare NJ’s Special Recognition Award.  “Laura was brought over to our Division in July of this year and has been such an amazing asset to our team.  She has brought so many great ideas, polices and procedures in place!  She is always a pleasure to work with and I feel everyone in my division would feel this way!”, states Lois Fazio-Weidhaas when asked why Laura was honored with this award. Congratulations Laura!

ZachandMichele_OutstandingEmployee  Michele Serad is the recipient of Healthcare PA’s Special Recognition Award.  Zach Fazio selected Michele to receive this award and says, “Michele consistently goes above and beyond what she is asked to do.  This year Michele has taken on the role of Mentoring new coordinators and has constantly risen above as a team leader in the office.  Michele’s desk revenue has increased over $10,000 in weekly revenue over the past year with major increases at Good Shepherd Penn Partners, MLH, and Independence Blue Cross.”  Congratulations Michele!

VirgilioPerez_PAService AwardVirgilio Perez is the Burlington Industrial Special Recognition Award recipient.  “I have selected Virgilio Perez for Special Recognition. Over the past year he has gone above and beyond as an onsite @ Michel’s and has helped to turn the account around in a positive way.”, says Priscilla Mascuilli of Virgilio’s contributions to the Protocall team.  Congratulations Virgilio!


Jazmin Espada received the Special Recognition Award for theJazminEspada and Gricel MacNeill_Woodbury-Vineland  Woodbury Industrial Branch.  “Jazmin was given this award due to always going over and beyond.  She is very flexible, is a team player, and has outstanding Customer Service skills.  All clients, team members and temporary staff enjoy working with her. She is outgoing, pleasant and brings a lot to the Protocall team.  She is an out-of-the-box thinker to improve daily  processes,” says Lisa Kunicki.    Congratulations Jazmin!

Gricel McNeil is the recipient of the Vineland Industrial Special Recognition Award.  Priscilla selected Gricel to receive this award and states, “Gricel McNeil as she always goes the extra mile to help out and make sure that the work is completed. She is great at recruiting and filling orders.”  Congratulations Gricel!

Years of Service Awards

OwnersandNancy_Years of ServiceThe Protocall Group really is The Best Place to Work! Our years of service awards prove that our employees like working for Protocall.    Priscilla Janis and Roy_Years of Service_Woodbury

Nothing proves this more than 35 years and 30 years of service!  Nancy Tvarok celebrates 35 years and Priscilla Mascuilli celebrates 30 years with The Protocall Group.  They have been here through two name changes, several office moves and much, much more!  Congratulations to Nancy and Priscilla. We are so very lucky to have them as a part of our team.

Melanie Nagle, Burlington Industrial Division, celebrated her 10-year Anniversary!  Congratulations to Melanie on her milestone and thank you for your commitment to the Protocall family! MelanieNagle_10YearsofServiceThere were also several 5-year Anniversaries celebrated.  Jennifer McFadden, Office & Professional Division; Michele Serad, Healthcare PA Division,  and Anisha Turner, Healthcare PA Division.  Congratulations to all of these dedicated members of the Protocall family.

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JOB FAIR – General Warehouse

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April 28, 2014

Time: 10am-1pm

Location: 130 AC Moore Drive

Berlin, NJ 08009

Report to: Jazmin Espada


Bring: 2 forms of id

Openings: 1st and 2nd shift

Pay: $9.00 – $9.50 an hour


JOB FAIR – seeking CNAs and CHHAs

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 Wednesday, April 23rd 10am – 2pm

 Wednesday, April 30th 2pm – 7pm



The Protocall Group

1 Mall Drive, Suite 105

Cherry Hill, NJ  08002



Immediate Per-diem/Temp-Hire positions available

in Voorhees Facility (long term care, assisted living, rehab)



Southern NJ locations



Excellent Customer Service skills are required

If unable to attend please submit an on-line inquiry to jenniferg@protocallgroup.com

or call 856.227.1900 for additional information


Looking for a Job? Come to the Camden County Fall Job Fair.

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If you or someone you know is looking for a job, then stop by The Protocall Group booth and speak to representatives about office, admin, industrial, warehouse and healthcare positions that are available. The job fair will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Collingswood Ballroom, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ 08108.

Protocall Industrial is currently seeking:

  • Forklift Operators and Handlers in Burlington County, NJ at $9 to $9.40 per hour
  • Forklift Operators in Bucks County, PA at $15 per hour
  • Distribution Center Associates in Burlington County, NJ at $9.50 per hour
  • Machine Operators and General Laborers in Burlington County, NJ from $8 to $11 per hour
  • Forklift Operators in Burlington County, NJ at $13 per hour

Protocall Office & Professional is currently seeking the following skilled positions with pay ranges between $12 to $20 per hour:

  • Medical Billers
  • Executive Assistants
  • Payroll Clerks
  • Accounting Clerks
  • Customer Service and Call Center Reps

You can also apply online at www.protocallgroup.com for office, professional, IT, technology, finance, accounting, industrial, manufacturing and warehouse positions. If you are interested in a position in the healthcare field, you can apply online at www.protocallgroup.com and click the healthcare tab under job seekers.

The job fair is sponsored by The Camden County Board of Freeholders in cooperation with the Camden County One Stop Career Center. This is a great opportunity to interact and network with area employers.

Nancy Tvarok of The Protocall Group, among speakers at 8th Annual South Jersey Women’s Business Forum

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The Protocall Group is proud to be a sponsor of South Jersey’s 8th Annual Women’s Business Forum.  Join women all across South Jersey who are gathering to rejuvenate their careers, set new goals and build a network of contacts who will help them navigate through today’s rapidly changing economy and workforce.

Nancy Tvarok - Session SpeakerWe are also proud to announce that Nancy Tvarok, Director of Training & Development for The Protocall Group is a featured speaker during the afternoon breakout session.  Nancy’s topic is “Re-Energizing Your Workforce…Is There an App for That?”


Hosted by the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce and Burlington County College, the event provides an opportunity for dialogue to take place among women who share a vision for improving their business relationships and knowledge.

Registration to attend the Women’s Business Form can be done through this link at the chamber website

Join The Protocall Group for a Workshop on Healthcare Reform

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Employer Responsibilities Under Healthcare Reform

Plan Early!  ALL companies will be impacted by this law.

Learn how to compute your real cost…”Pay or Play”

Mark your calendar and join The Protocall Group for our first of two informative workshops which will address employer responsibilities for a 2014 compliance date under the mandated Affordable Care Act.  We will help you understand what steps you need to take now and in the future to stay in compliance.  Our presentation will cover health care reform’s “Pay or Play” mandate to help you:

  • Determine if the mandate applies to you
  • Identify “full time” employees entitled to coverage
  • Apply waiting periods
  • Calculate and pay any penalties

Learn More

Join Roy Fazio From The Protocall Group for Helping Small Business Survive and Thrive

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Roy Fazio, owner of Protocall and Member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Bell Bank, cordially invites you to attend this small business forum as a guest of Protocall.

Local Business Professionals Share Their Business Success Stories
“Helping Small Business Survive and Thrive”



The 6th Annual

Economic and Small Business Forum

“Helping Small Business Survive and Thrive”



David Kotok

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

How the Global Economy Impacts Small Business Owners

Robert “Bobby Chez” Sliwowski

President, Bobby Chez, Inc.

His Journey of Small Business Survival and Success

Dr. William Dunkelberg

Chief Economist for the National Federation of Independent Business

The State of the Local and Regional Economy

Marianne Aleardi

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of SJ Magazine

A Business Story:  Building SJ Magazine 



Peter Van Allen

Philadelphia Business Journal

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 Reception to Follow

Moorestown Community House

Sixteen East Main Street ~ Moorestown, New Jersey


RSVP Myles Carroll, MCarroll@LibertyBellbank.com  T:  856.830.1158

by October 15, 2012


 For more event information including directions visit www.LibertyBellBank.com.


Please mention that you are a guest of Protocall.