Monthly Archives: December 2015

Are you feeling the holiday blues?

Feeling blueAdmittedly I have come down with the holiday blues and I know I’m not alone. My personal and professional schedules have me feeling over-stretched.  I am not getting much sleep.  I can’t rid myself of a nasty head cold.  Sound familiar?

Many of us are running a marathon around the holidays but at a sprint pace. Obviously this is not maintainable.  Doing so deteriorates both our mental and physical state.   As we reach this tipping point it is time to take back control.

How? The solution lies in our choice of perspective.

Imagine for a moment that you just exhausted hours of time and energy decorating the outside of your home (Think National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation). Do you stand right in front of it or step back and take it all in?  This is choice of perspective!

When you start feeling frazzled by mounting commitments and daunting “to do” lists, step back and choose a different perspective. Look over the next month on your calendar.  Identify the true priorities.  Decide what can be rescheduled for a later time, and take things one step at a time.

By the time you read this message I hope to have lived up to my own advice. My calendar will be more manageable.  I will be enjoying good night’s sleep and no longer battling a head cold.

What perspective are you viewing things from today? Might there be one that will better serve you?  After all, the choice is yours…

Have a most joyous and memorable holiday season!

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Est. 1975 – 40 Years!

40 yearsIt all started back in 1975.

It began out of a one room office where husband and wife Jim F. Carchidi and Linda A. Carchidi started JFC Personnel, a permanent placement service.  Being a young married couple starting a family and a business; things were tough – real tough.  The duo had to make every penny count, every second count; and fortunately for us they did! 

It almost ended in 1997.

In 1997, the founders were approached by a publicly traded, big box staffing entity. This interested buyer offered a BIG payout. Ultimately Jim and Linda opted not to cash in on their offer. They realized that by accepting the deal office closures and layoffs would ensue. Husband and wife, Jim and Linda Carchidi, simply could not nor would not jeopardize the livelihood of their JFC work family.

So not only are the JFC Staffing Companies LOCAL but the founders are LOYAL – loyal to their family of employees, loyal to their customers and loyal to the communities which helped them turn their dream into a reality. 


Today we have a much larger work family spread across three niche recruiting companies with offices in Chambersburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill, Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, and West Lawn.  

There is JFC Global with specialized recruiters who find hidden talent in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering and Account/Finance. JFC Medical who execute targeted talent search strategies for today’s healthcare practices and institutions. JFC Workforce with recruiters who deliver talent-on-demand in the areas of Office-Professional, Skilled Labor and light-industrial. 

The next chapter.

Our vision is to be a family business celebrated as a great place to work and where great people work in focused, high performance teams, setting and meeting goals, and constantly winning.  Where meaningful relationships translate into positive experiences. 

Life is too short not to have passion and purpose in the work that you do…

Throughout the course of our lives we will spend more time working than any other activity.  That dedication of time should improve our quality of life, rather than act as a weight that sucks the happiness out of us.

What we do here is BIG…we influence one of the most important aspects of people’s lives – how they earn their income.  Our contribution helps them pay their mortgage, feed their families, and purchase birthday presents for their children.  

The JFC Staffing Companies are in the business of connecting people. We aim to elevate individual careers and accelerate company growth through extraordinary levels of customer service and performance. The decision was made to be GREAT.  Providing positive experiences for our customers will be the driving force to our success and we are excited for the future!

To the hundreds of thousands of customers who put their trust in the JFC work family…we say…Thank you!