When the week rolls around and it’s Monday again, we usually wonder- how did that happen? We go about our routine and before we know it a year has flown by, then ten. For others, time slips away much differently.
Robert came to us at the Goodwill GoodWORKS Career Center with his parole officer at his side. With less than 10 years left before reaching what he called his “retirement birthday,” Robert had anything but a typical work life.
Our GoodWORKS team assessed Robert’s skills and interests to determine what type of work might best suit him. The Career Navigator prepared him for interviews and helped him to find job leads. Robert was very engaged in the process and wanted to do assembly work. Our GoodWORKS team connected him with a contracted agency that works for a large manufacturer in the area. Robert interviewed and got the job as a temp-to-hire!
Robert relies on the bus service to take him to and from work. Not too long ago, Robert rode back out to the GoodWORKS Career Center. Stepping off the bus, his smile was almost too wide to fit through the door. Robert dropped by to share some great news. He is a permanent member of his work team earning $12.50 per hour, receiving insurance and benefits, and even buying some of his own tools. Robert is on a roll now, having found the Power of Work and the stability it offers.