Employer Stories

Here are just a few employers who have realized the value of partnering with Safer

Bob Kalebich, General Manager, Allied Waste

Bob Kalebich, General Manager, Allied Waste

“From a corporate standpoint, our relationship with Safer Foundation has been successful because we know the people sent from Safer are motivated individuals who want to succeed – providing Allied with a reliable, motivated and responsible workforce.”




Luke Halloran, Multi-Unit Manager, Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins

Luke Halloran, Multi-Unit Manager, Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins

“Since our network of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins stores have employed candidates from Safer Foundation over the past few years, there’s been a lower turnover in Safer Foundation employees hired versus other new hires. At least 75% of Safer Foundation clients have stayed on for the longer term, and I’m proud to have one employee work his way up to a Restaurant Manager in one of the toughest areas to do business in Chicago! Additionally, Safer Foundation employees never miss work, come in early or work later if needed and are willing to work on their days off if requested.”


Juan Gomez, Human Resources Manager, Silver Line Building Products

“Silver Line’s expectations are that each applicant is screened for job stability, skills, experience, positive attitude, reasonable dress and appearance, appropriate behavior, transportation, ability to work overtime and similar factors. We believe that in this way we will select a much higher percentage of people with a good work attitude. By professionalizing and humanizing the selection and employment process we believe that we can get better workers and reduce turnover. Since beginning our partnership with Safer Foundation, they have helped us to achieve all these expectations and also to speed up our selective hiring process.”

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