This is the first post in our month-long series highlighting some of Triangle Inc.’s most valuable employment partners in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. For our first feature, loyal partner Burlington Stores is in the spotlight!
Burlington Stores (formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory) has been a steadfast partner to Triangle’s Randolph and Main Street – Malden sites for almost two years. Burlington’s store locations in Somerville and in Brockton both employ multiple Triangle program participants on a flexible schedule. As a large national business, we are glad that they have opted to work with their local communities to find solutions for their staffing needs.
Burlington Stores’ recent relationship with Triangle began with four participants from our Main Street location interviewing at the Somerville store location. They all nailed the interview and were hired as members of the team. Staff members at Burlington have been welcoming, inclusive, and accommodating from the outset.
Members of the Triangle team at Burlington have a wide range of responsibilities on a daily basis, including merchandising and labeling products, putting shoes out on the floor and organizing them by size, putting sensors on products, and organizing racks. They are all independently employed by Burlington, and receive their paychecks from the store itself. Other staff members at Burlington are happy to work alongside the Triangle program participants to offer assistance or a friendly chat. The Triangle team is a hardworking group and their talents shine on the job!
These jobs have been incredibly valuable to our program participants. The welcoming environment at Burlington Stores has helped the team build confidence that they can succeed in their employment goals.
Burlington’s roots go back to 1924 when the company was founded as a wholesaler of ladies’ coats and juniors’ suits. The retail business opened in 1972 with the first store in Burlington, NJ, and quickly expanded across the East Coast in the following years. Today, there are 631 stores across the United States, and the company continues to grow nationwide.