Marketplace Chaplains Provide Strategic Workplace Initative

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Innovative Dallas-based employee care service provider Marketplace Chaplains currently serves over 2,371 company locations in 43 states and 857 cities, covering more than 485,000 employees and their family members in the U.S. and abroad as world’s largest and most experienced workplace chaplaincy service which was founded in 1984.

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“We simply want to help our employees function better and this has been the most consistent program we have found to meet the many needs all of us have in the workplace.,” said Randy Turnbow, CEO of EME, Inc., in Compton, California, said

Marketplace Chaplains USA, the country’s original and largest workplace chaplaincy provider, continues to see record growth nationwide and expansion overseas as hundreds of companies take advantage of this unique benefit for their employees and family members.

Marketplace Chaplains USA, Marketplace Chaplains International, Railroad Chaplains of USA-Canada-Mexico, and Marketplace Ministries Foundation are the four operating entities of Marketplace Ministries Inc. which began with one chaplain, one client and in one city on January 1, 1984.

Today, the innovative business service organization has more than 2,500 chaplains helping in over 2,300 service locations. They serve nearly 500,000 workers and family members in 855 cities spread across 43 states, and 4 foreign countries plus the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Our very first worksite visit was made more than 10,000 days ago, at just one client company. Now chaplains visit 2,431 worksites weekly to interface with almost 130,000 employees, providing help, hope, care and concern to men and women struggling in today’s often troubled workplace.

The male and female, ethnically diverse group of chaplain caregivers perform dozens of services ranging from crisis intervention to workplace consultation, hospital visits, weddings and funerals, all at no cost to the individual employee or their family member.

“We continue to serve businesses of all shapes and sizes, throughout the U.S., North America, Mexico and the U.K. It simply makes good business sense to help a company’s most valuable asset, their employees, by providing a chaplain service in the workplace,” said Marketplace President and COO Dick De Witt.

Serving hundreds of companies from Fortune 500 to family-owned, our voluntary, confidential, non-denominational Marketplace Chaplains make a significant difference every day. One such Houston-based client is David Weekley Homes, a six-time winner of Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For who said he has received more compliments from his employees regarding the Chaplains than any other benefit he has provided.

“In the workplace things happen all the time and some needs are noticed, but most are not,” said Steve Sullins, a Marketplace Chaplains client for his eight restaurants. “Just the mere presence of a Chaplain Care Team can make the different between neglect and real help.”

Currently, the Dallas, Texas-based organization works with 85 different types of businesses and organizations, in factory settings, warehouse floors and corporate offices.

“It doesn’t matter if an employee has on blue jeans and a t-shirt or a $500 shirt, each one is dealing with issues and often feeling alone in the workplace,” said Marketplace Founder and CEO Gil A. Stricklin. “We’ve found that everybody has a problem, just had a problem or is getting ready to have a problem. That’s all of us, every day.”

Randy Turnbow, CEO of EME, Inc., in Compton, California, said, “We simply want to help our employees function better and this has been the most consistent program we have found to meet the many needs all of us have in the workplace.”

For more information or to arrange an interview with a client company or local chaplain, contact Art Stricklin at artstricklin(at)mchapusa(dot)com or 1-800-775-7657.


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