Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Skip to content

WSI Announces First Winner of Free Rent Referral Program

This Summer, Let WSI Staffing Pay Your Rent

[Grand Rapids, MI] – Earlier this summer, WSI – Workforce Strategies, Inc. (recently named a five-time winner of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation) launched their Free Rent Referral Program. Participants who refer friends and family to WSI are entered into a drawing for a chance to have their monthly rent expenses covered by the company. 

“WSI has hundreds of job openings with great companies throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio,” says Steve Beebe, WSI Vice President. “With all the personal and financial hardship that COVID-19 has caused families, WSI wanted to offer up some additional support and incentives to our associates. We are excited about the opportunity to help people find work with great companies and have the opportunity for free rent as well!”

Drawings for winners occur on the first of every month, from August through October. The first winner of free rent is Yesenia Varela, an employee at Roskam Baking Company in Grand Rapids, MI. Yesenia’s career with WSI began on July 27, 2020, as a General Labor Associate on 3rd shift. Not even two months into her role, she moved up to a Machine Operator position. Following outstanding performance as a Machine Operator, Roskam has offered Yesenia a permanent position with the company. 

“Yesenia was so excited and very thankful to be named our first winner of the Free Rent Referral program,” says Ana Post, WSI Grand Rapids Branch Manager. “The check was presented to her between a shift change so a lot of people were curious about the big check. Many stuck around to see who had won.” 

On a personal level, Ana was just as excited as Yesenia. “It was so rewarding to be able to give back to an outstanding associate,” she said.

The Free Rent Referral program is open to all; entrants do not need to be a current WSI associate. The next winner will be drawn on/around September 1st, 2020. Complete details and a referral form can be found at

About WSI

You know how they say actions speak louder than words? WSI is an award-winning staffing and recruiting firm because we understand the power of a positive and fulfilling workplace. We live and breathe it every day, and love helping others experience it too. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, WSI also has offices in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Sturgis, Michigan, and Albion, Indiana. Learn more about us at

Media Contact

WSI Marketing & Communications


Anonymous colleagues using laptop and analyzing chart while sitting at table during business conference in office

WSI is here to help you get started.

Starting with an audit of your current employer brand, we’ll help you strategically attract top talent so you can hire — and keep! — the best people for your organization.