Abuse, medical debt, and poverty were things Calvin had become accustomed to after a workplace injury left him with an unpaid worker’s compensation claim and an expensive surgery bill. This put a strain on his marriage and Calvin’s wife began making him feel small, saying he “couldn’t even afford to pay a water bill without her.” This lit a fire inside Calvin that burned brighter than the fire around him, so he moved to the best place to rise from the ashes: Phoenix.
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Watch an in depth interview with Development Director, Katie Thorson, about how SJW helps our clients obtain quality employment.
Having had his first job at the age of 16, Nigel shared that, through the years, he felt he wasn’t offered jobs because he didn’t interview well. SJW helped him with that skill so that he would be more confident while interviewing period. He got a new job!
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