At Seventy Times Seven Staffing Firm, forgiveness is not just a Biblical principal; it is their motto and their life. Even more importantly, they are giving a second chance at life to many of those who need it the most.
According to RollingOut, the founder of Seventy Times Seven, Karon Fowler, believes it is her mission to use Christianity to bless and empower job seekers, no matter who they are or where they have been, within reason.
Through her staffing firm, Fowler seeks to provide second chances to those who have been incarcerated for non-violent crimes and desire to make a change. Many of those who made mistakes when they were younger learned their lesson and truly want to become positive, contributing citizens in society. They just need someone to give them a chance and support them during their transition.
RollingOut notes that Fowler has many businesses interested in her services, including those who need office staff, hospitals, janitorial services, construction sites, hotels, landscapers, barbershops and hair salons, and so many others. She said that her main means of advertising is word of mouth. Her clients do great work and the word spreads.
Fowler further states that if she was not successful, she would not have the business that she has, but the fact that so many businesses are seeking her services is proof that second chances work.
When asked what sets her business apart from others, Fowler identified her four-part statement of fundamental values: love, acceptance, self-worth, and forgiveness. By modeling Jesus for her clients, she believes that they will make the transition back into society successfully.
Another thing that sets her program apart is that her agency does more than just provide a link to job sites. There is also an on-going spiritual teaching and discipleship. There are workshops and clinics that address everything from health and wellness to financial planning and from counseling services to exercising and nutrition.
By addressing the whole person and not just throwing people back into the workforce unprepared, Fowler and her staff are able to love them through their adjustments.
When asked why she started this particular business, she quoted Matthew 18:22: ‘Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him, up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven.'”
She then added, “For those who want a second chance on a new life, we are here to provide the tools for them to succeed.”