Ruby Is a Top Ten Best Large Company to Work for in Oregon!

Photo courtesy of Oregon Business magazine

Photo courtesy of Oregon Business magazine

Our fifth consecutive year on Oregon Business magazine’s list, Ruby is one of the top ten Best Large Companies to Work for in Oregon! Oregon Business compiled the list based on surveys from 11,186 employees representing 248 companies statewide. This is the first time Ruby joined the large business category, and we were honored that our staff ranked us among the likes of Levi Strauss & Co. and Umpqua Bank.

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Ruby Hosts Dress for Success Oregon’s “Fast Track” Workshops

Dress for Success Oregon "Fast Track" series

Dress for Success Oregon “Fast Track” series Beaverton mentor and graduates

Dress for Success Oregon’s programs help many local women gain economic independence, and it’s an organization close to our hearts at Ruby. When we heard they were looking to help make their services more accessible to those outside the Portland metro area, we knew we wanted to help! In January, we were happy to host a group of six clients at our Beaverton location for DFS’s “Fast Track” series, featuring intensive job search workshops.

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A Parisian Sabbatical to Remember

Sara-Lee

Sara-Lee (left) and her sister in Paris

Virtual receptionist Sara-Lee is quickly approaching her sixth year at Ruby, and recently returned to us from a whirlwind sabbatical in Paris! With Ruby’s “Five at Five” sabbatical program, for every five years of employment, team members receive five weeks of paid time off, plus coaching sessions and a $1,000 grant to turn their dreams into a reality. We know that when our employees are happy and growing personally and professionally, they’re more likely to go above and beyond for callers and clients — it’s a win-win! Sara-Lee sat down with us to chat about what her Parisian sabbatical meant to her….

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Season’s Greetings from Ruby!

Ruby virtual receptionistsWishing you all the best this holiday season!

Just a friendly reminder, Ruby will be closing early at 3:00pm Pacific (6:00pm Eastern) today and will remain closed all day tomorrow, December 25th, so that our virtual receptionists can enjoy some eggnog and spend time with their families for the Christmas holiday. During this time, calls will be answered according to your after-hours instructions.

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Ruby’s Sixth Annual Volunteer Night at the Oregon Food Bank

Ruby volunteers and friends

Ruby volunteers and friends

Each year around the holidays, Ruby’s virtual receptionists and staff gather at the Oregon Food Bank to package food for those in need. This year, we expanded our tradition: Since we added a second office in nearby Beaverton, Oregon, we decided to volunteer in each city and support both our local communities!

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Ruby Supports Dress for Success Oregon at the First Annual Empowerment Breakfast

Ruby at the Dress for Success Oregon Empowerment Breakfast

This morning, several Rubys and I were honored to attend Dress for Success Oregon’s first ever Empowerment Breakfast! We heard from several inspirational speakers, including the First Lady of Oregon, Cylvia Hayes, and altogether, the event raised over $40,000 for expanding their career center and job retention resources!

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