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Employee Spotlight: Clara Canales

For this Employee Spotlight, we are thrilled to highlight Clara Canales, our amazing Payroll and Benefits Administrator! Clara has been a valued member of our team for years, serving Paper Mart through various roles from the warehouse to HR. Thanks to her unwavering commitment and dedication to her work, we are delighted to announce that she has been honored with our esteemed Circle of Excellence, Employee of the Quarter Award!

Not only is she kind and thoughtful – Clara is a hard worker, and always goes the extra mile to make sure that everyone in our Paper Mart family is taken care of. Read on to learn more about this amazing member of our team!

About Clara

What do you do at Paper Mart? I’m the Payroll and Benefits Administrator.

How long have you worked here? I started in the warehouse during my summer and winter breaks from college, and now I’ve been in this new position a little over a year.

Amazing! What does a typical day at work for you entail? My typical day usually involves assisting employees with inquires regarding pay/benefits, and overseeing employee timecards to ensure proper policy compliance.

What do you like best about working at Paper Mart? What’s your favorite Paper Mart memory? I love the team effort amongst all departments. My favorite Paper Mart memory is our Halloween costume competition! Loved seeing everyone come together and show off their creativity.

Before Paper Mart, what was the most unusual/interesting job you had? I was a ride operator at Knott’s Berry Farm. Never a boring day there!

Apart from your work at Paper Mart, what are some of your side projects or hobbies? I love going on walks with my dog Muffin and spending time with my family.

If you had to eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mediterranean!

Would you rather go back in time or in the future? Why? Back in time! There are so many memories I’d love to relive.

Describe what you were like at age 10. I had just arrived in America and didn’t speak any English, so I was a shy kid.

What was the first concert you attended? Hayley Kiyoko.

What’s your all-time favorite TV show? Friends! I’ve re-watched it so many times, and I never get bored of it.

What is your favorite Paper Mart product and why do you love it? Ribbons, because you can make different projects – especially with the wide variety we have! Choices for all seasons and occasions – the options are infinite!

Clara with her manager Erika Estudillo De Ponce, Vice President of Human Resources

Our Paper Mart Family

As a 4th generation family-owned and operated business, Paper Mart has always been driven by our passion for helping our customers, their businesses, and our community. Throughout our 100+ years of service, we have dedicated ourselves to providing top-quality packaging supplies and unparalleled customer care.

It’s incredible to see how far we’ve come since our humble beginnings in a small garage in Los Angeles. Today, with over 250 team members, we are proud to be a leading voice in the packaging industry.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of the Paper Mart family, we encourage you to visit our careers page. We would be honored to welcome you aboard!

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