1 out of every 350 Americans now works for Amazon, or 1 out of every 153 employed workers, with its workforce growing by the day and chasing the leader, Walmart, which employs roughly 1 out of every 91 workers in the country. (1) The Junk Trunk, however, employs 20 individuals right here in Denver, and we love being a small local business.
Our size allows us to ensure the highest quality customer service, and while Bezos is jetting off into the stratosphere, Nathan Schweid is in the office everyday training our haulers, talking to customers, providing estimates and sharing his knowledge and expertise. At a small company like ours, employees get to work alongside c-suite executives from day one.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses represent more than 99.7% of employers nationwide, employing nearly half of the private-sector workforce, paying out 40.3% of private U.S. payroll and generating 65% of net new jobs over the past 20 years. (2) We’re passionate about supporting our fellow small businesses, and whether through referrals, partnerships, knowledge sharing or other endeavors, we invest in the little guy.
Advantages of Working for a Small Business
Small businesses can adapt quickly to correct course, without undue administrative hurdles or unnecessary red tape you find at larger firms.
Camaraderie — we are a tight knit group who knows and respects one another as people, not just workers.
Ownership in growing our business. We’re rapidly growing, and you can get in early and help shape The Junk Trunk as it moves into its next act.
Skills development. The Junk Trunk is a lean, mean, junk hauling machine and all of us wear many hats, offering great opportunities to broaden horizons and increase transferable skills. Small team working towards common goals in an environment built on mutual understanding and respect.
Understand how you fit into the company and contribute to the business. No more alienation as another cog in a massive machine. Working for a small business, such as ours, you will see the fruits of your labor day in and day out. Your success is our success, and our success is thanks to you!
Opportunities for advancement and promotion. We’re not headhunting for leadership or management positions, we’re looking to promote the people we’ve already invested in who are contributing to our successes every day.
It’s more fun! According to the Aflac Small Business Happiness Report, a majority of employees perceive working for a small business to be less stressful and more fun than working for a large one. (3)
(1) Business Insider. “1 Out Of Every 153 American Workers Is An Amazon Employee.” https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-employees-number-1-of-153-us-workers-head-count-2021-7
(2) U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy. “Frequently Asked Questions.” https://cdn.advocacy.sba.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/05122043/Small-Business-FAQ-2020.pdf
(3) “Aflac Small Business Happiness Survey.” https://www.aflac.com/business/resources/aflac-for-small-businesses/happiness-report/default.aspx