EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS STORIES

A monthly feature of our                                                               Employment Rising Stars.

July 2018

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Cristal S.

Can you tell me about where you work? I work for Club Demonstration Services (CDS) located in Costco in Union, NJ. 

What are your job duties? I set up samples of food products sold at Costco at my kiosk for customers to try . 

How long have you worked there? I have worked at CDS since February of this year. It’s my first job and I like what i do. 

What do you like most about being a Product Demonstrator?

I like being able to interact with customers and sell my product in my own unique way. I also like to try some of the samples at the other booths when on break.

How did you start working for CDS?

My job coach Rafee’ah, helped me put in an application and got me an interview really quickly. My job coach was with me every step of the way. 

What do you like to do on your spare time?

 I like to hang out with friends and family.   

June 2018

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Claudia Lopez B.

 

Claudia is an active speaker for the "My Face Organization" and is completing her certificate to become a Zumba instructor. She is also a CCD teachers assistant on Sundays for her church.

She does a lot for her community but her dream has always been to work at a movie theater. She was successfully placed at AMC theater in Menlo Park and has been doing an amazing job!                                 - Employment Specialist Bebiana Dasilva

May 2018

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Janae S.

Can you describe your job at Amc Movie Theater? I am a greeter and usher. I make sure the lobby, concession, bathrooms and theaters are clean.

What do you like about this job?                  I get to work with good coworkers and see movies                                                                 

Can you tell us what you like to do for fun?  I like to sing and act and dance in local plays.

How long have you worked with Inroads?    I have had a job coach at Inroads for 3 years.

Can you describe your experience with Inroads to Employment?                         

Inroads helped me create a resume. I started in assembly services. Once I did well (because I love baking), they helped me get a job at Mara Bakery and Cafe. Because I love acting, the job coach helped me get a job at the AMC and even when I have challenges, the job coach Harry comes to my job to talk to the managers.

What would you tell someone like yourself about working with Inroads to gain employment support?                                 

Make sure you know what you want to do. Write down your wishes so the job coaches can help train you to get the dream job. 

What is your biggest dream?                         To become a singer, actor and worldwide baker.

April 2018

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Michelangelo L.

Our newest Employment Success Story comes from Michelangelo L. who recently graduated from Inroad's Cleaning Management Certificate Program. Michelangelo is eager to work and was employed by The Home Depot. We are very proud of him!