October 15, 2001
Director, Human Resources
Jacobson, Comeau & Symes Construction
2725 South Colorado Blvd., Suite 2500
Denver, CO 80222
I've been concerned about you. I hope you and your family, friends, and co-workers are safe after the events of September 11. My personal friends in New York—including Dani Horowitz, our Lincolnshire partner—escaped the direct effects of the attack.
I watched as the World Trade Center came down—and like most Americans, couldn't believe it. I had stood on the towers only a year ago, and they seemed indestructible. After the attacks, my friend Don Kotsiopoulos sent me this timely quote from Abraham Lincoln's annual message to Congress, December 1, 1862.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we might rise to the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
Following Lincoln's suggestion, I ask myself, "How can CareerLab rise to the occasion?" And the answer is straightforward. For 23 years, we have always been at our best in a crisis—when the oilfield crashed in 1982, when the S&Ls failed in 1985, and recently when healthcare stumbled. Now we're facing an event on an infinitely larger scale. We can rise to the occasion. We can help to keep America working.
We're prepared. We're experienced. And most of all, we care about helping our friends and clients to maintain emotional stability and business success in their lives. We're unshakeable optimists—especially in times of trouble. Here are some of the gifts we bring to those in need: