Robert learned about St. Joseph the Worker on his first day at the Human Services Campus. He noticed the Need Employment sign and realized he “Really wanted to get back to work and realized that St. Joseph the Worker could help him get started again.”
Robert faced many barriers to obtaining employment, including not having transportation, nor did he have a telephone, appropriate interview attire, and computer skills.
Robert explained that the use of phone and computer at St. Joseph the Worker, along with the bus passes he received, were key to him job searching. It gave him a way to contact employers, follow up, and get there on time. Having access to job leads was key to him getting his resume in front of potential employers. Robert had a resume created at St. Joseph the Worker that he believes truly was the first step in him getting a job at a high end restaurant. He explained that as soon as management saw the resume, he did not even need to complete the entire application because the manager was so interested in his work experience. “They see a lot of potential in me”
Robert is now earning $3.00 more than the minimum wage in a popular and trendy restaurant in Phoenix where he will be eligible for benefits and have opportunity for advancement.
Robert has an unlimited growth potential at his new job and is really excited about that. “I can grow in the company. There is a lot of potential and I am looking forward to that.”
Thank you for supporting St. Joseph the Worker in our efforts to help job seekers like Robert secure employment and regain their stability.