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Celebrating Administrative Professionals Day – Apr. 22, 2020

Posted by: Emma Berdanier on April 22nd, 2020

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020, is Administrative Professionals Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the hard work and significant contributions of all levels of administrative staff.

Ask any accomplished business executive or department manager and they’ll tell you the same thing: Their executive and administrative assistants are instrumental in ensuring their office is organized and runs smoothly. Not to mention the positive and cohesive work atmosphere that an administrative professional helps to foster and promote.

The administrative profession has evolved significantly over the decades. National Secretaries Day was first celebrated in 1952. At that time, career choices for women were limited primarily to teaching, secretarial work, and being a homemaker. With the introduction of the personal computer, the internet, email, and many more recent technologies, the business world today looks nothing like it used to.

Administrative professionals are no longer there just to fill up coffee cups and take dictation. Today’s administrative staff are highly technologically savvy, well-educated, project management-oriented, and proactive in anticipating business needs. They are an important and invaluable asset to all businesses.

For over 40 years, J. Kent Staffing has been a top recruiting firm in Denver with a strong administrative specialty – from Receptionists to Administrative Assistants to Executive Assistants to Office Managers. We feel very fortunate to be well-rooted in the Denver business community for so long, through both prosperous times and recessions. We are proud to follow the careers of our J. Kent Administrative Professionals. Some of whom we’ve placed in multiple positions over the years and some who work their way into management roles and return to J. Kent Staffing once again – not as a candidate, but as a corporate client.

On this Administrative Professionals Day, 2020, “Hats Off” to the outstanding men and women who provide all levels of administrative support to Denver and Colorado businesses! You are the heart of our companies, and your contributions are essential to the prosperity of our businesses.

Thank you!