Mr. Washington came to us in hopes of landing a job within Goodwill. Although we did not have a position that meet his request, he came in every day to apply for other jobs in the community. Over his months utilizing the Job Connection Center, Mr. Washington developed his computer skills playing fun, interactive computer games. This quickly became his first request on his visits to the Job Connection Center and allowed him to improve his keyboard skills and comfort navigating the computer screen. Shortly after coming in, we are thrilled to announce that Mr. Washington secured a custodial position with Walmart working his desired 34-36 hours a week.
Upon talking to the Mr. Washington, he expressed his joy at re-entering the workforce. “I have gotten to be more responsible now and not at the house doing nothing all day. I like people and I like to help people. I really enjoy being around individuals who have a goal. I like to do what I can to help them. I’m thankful for what has been accomplished in my life and what Goodwill has helped me do at the age that I am.”