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Workforce Development: Zachery Turner

In July 2020, Zachery Turner was referred into our Workforce department through

Crystal Taylor at our St. Pius Food Pantry.

Zach had previously worked in customer service, collections, and as a commercial driver. He attended the September Job Readiness Class where he received two professional resumes to use for this job search, learned new interview skills, participated in a phone mock interview, and received financial literacy training.

In addition, Zach received new interview clothing, transportation assistance, and food from our on-site Food Pantry at The Jessie. He also met with Workforce’s community partners: VyStar, Vision is Priceless, and Family Foundations to learn about the services that they offer to Workforce’s clients.

Zach is now employed with Bank of America providing technical support for employees - earning him both a consistent hourly wage and benefits. His daughter also received Christmas gifts through our "Share Your Blessings" event held December 12.

Here is Zachery’s story in his own words and a photo of Zach getting new interview clothing in our CC Boutique:

“I truly enjoyed the Workforce Program even though I thought I was knowledgeable in job searching. I learned so many valuable tools as it relates to career searching. I have not gone job searching in 5 years plus and it was a big wakeup call looking through my wardrobe. I did not have any interview clothes I could wear. I have dropped 80 pounds from last year until now and the clothing part helped tremendously. I have had more than 20 plus interviews since the help from Workforce Development and their resume updates. The team even went as far as to do two separate resumes for me because I did not know what field I wanted to go into.

Thank you, Workforce Development, for the resumes. They are amazing! Thank you for helping with my daughter’s Christmas. The help from Catholic Charities’ “Share Your Blessings” Christmas program saved my little girl’s Christmas.”

Thank you so much,

Zach Turner

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