The Pandemic Wrecked Millions of Careers. These 6 People Built New Ones.
For some, the Covid-19 crisis presented an opportunity to change course. For each, it was a big risk on a new future. Gillian Friedman and Emma Goldberg The New York Times Published March 23, 2022 Updated March 26, 2022 Read the full article on The New York Times When the pandemic struck in 2020, entire industries were…Read More
Timothy participated in Towards Employment’s pre-release career readiness programming while finishing up a sentence in the County jail, where he met TE career coaches Chelsie Froning and Steve Foglio. Right before his release, his home was destroyed in an apartment fire. Despite this devastating set back, Timothy enrolled in workshop at TE in January of…Read More
TE’s PACE Program: Richard’s Story
In February 2020, Richard returned home. He moved into transitional housing at Harbor Light and began career readiness training with them. “I knew I needed to get a job,” Richard said. But getting a job with barriers such as a record is tough…getting a job with a record during a pandemic? Uncharted territory. While completing…Read More
“Towards Employment is no-nonsense preparation for the workplace.” Kathy needed a fresh start after spending years as her mother’s full-time caretaker; 57 years old and with 10 years out of the workforce, she faced significant challenges including no experience with online job searches and applications. Kathy applied for WorkAdvance, a regional initiative led by Towards Employment that provides…Read More