Making an Impact: JFS Helps Employment Services Client Leverage His Skill and Experience

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community.

Jack, 55, came to Minnesota to make a fresh start. Unfortunately, he had several setbacks and soon found himself homeless and seeking employment. He went from shelter to shelter, looking for a place to sleep. Working with a homeless shelter advocate, he found subsidized housing.

While Jack found stable housing, he was still frustrated about his continual struggle to provide for himself. He heard about JFS’s employment services from Hubbs Center for Life Long Learning. His goal was to get off county provided financial assistance and get a full-time job.

JFS helped Jack update his resume, search for employment leads, assist with online applications, and hone his interview skills. He was very employable with 20 years of experience in food service and his ServSafe certification from the Hubbs Center food safety program.

JFS helped Jack apply for several positions. A few weeks later he was excited to report that he had received several job offers and had accepted a position as a chef. Jack thanked JFS “for the valuable assistance and support you provided during my job search.”