Brotherly love helps sister land a job at Legacy
Kris Salarzon and his sister Eurie Chen are close. Just two years apart, they grew up as part of a big family who moved to Vancouver, Wash. from the Philippines when they were kids in 1997.
So when Kris talked to Eurie and learned she might want to move home from Puyallup, Wash. where she’d just had her second child, he looked online and instantly found a job for her to apply for at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.
Eurie got an interview quickly and after she landed the position, she sold her home 30 minutes after she put it on the market. The timing seemed perfect.
Kris works at Legacy’s system offices in Northwest Portland as an HR Generalist in the HR Answer Center where he fields questions from employees about their benefits and other issues. His sister Eurie found a great fit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center where she works with kids as an occupational therapist.
She says she’s very happy with the move and says the relocation went smoothly and she was pleased with the communication throughout the hiring process.
Eurie works a lot with children on the autism spectrum, teaching them skills and working with their parents.
As a critical-to-fill position, Kris not only got the reward of having his sister back in town to hang out with, he also got a bonus through Legacy’s employee referral program. The program offers financial incentives for those referrals that result in a hire.
He laughs that she’s got the better commute, with her job near their homes in Vancouver and his job “over the river” on the Portland side of the Columbia.
Just 20 years after they came to Vancouver, the family is pleased to be back together and Kris and Eurie are grateful that the employee referral program helped make that possible.
They look forward to celebrating family birthdays later this fall.