GLOW workforce board honors CRFS, truck driver

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photos – The Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Workforce Investment Board honored Claims Recovery Financial Services as the business of the year in Orleans County. The company employs about 600 people in the county and is looking to fill another 150 positions. CRFS President Cecelia Raines, left, is pictured with Carol Miller, director of Orleans County Job Development Agency.

BATAVIA – A four-county organization that tries to match residents with job opportunities honored Claims Recovery Financial Services as its “Business of the Year” in Orleans County.

CRFS has grown to 600 workers in Orleans County and is adding 150 more as part of an expansion into the former JP Morgan Chase site in Albion.

The Genesee-Livingston-Orleans-Wyoming Workforce Investment Board recognized the company during an awards luncheon last month. The company was praised for providing jobs to so many residents

The company specializes in claims, helping banks and investors to recover money with foreclosed properties. CRFS employees work with attorneys, county clerks, utility companies and investors from all over the country. CRFS works to recover past-due interest, unpaid principal, unpaid taxes and unpaid insurance on houses.

Robert McElwain is honored last month at the GLOW WIB annual meeting as the program participant of the year. McElwain, a truck driver, is pictured with Cindy Troy from Orleans County Job Development Agency.

The GLOW WIB also honored Robert McElwain as the program participant of the year in Orleans County. McElwain came to Job Development requesting CDL Training.

He had recently lost his job in construction due to a lack of work. He earned his CDL and became a truck driver. He bought his own truck and works and leases for a local company.

The WIB also recognized Shakeyla Dennis, who was involved in the youth program through Job Development. She earned her GED. Last summer she applied for the Summer Youth Employment Program and was hired and placed at Medina Memorial Hospital, working in Records. The hospital hired her full-time after the summer.