As Americans, we love a good “comeback” story. We celebrate those who stumble and pick themselves up and begin again. A second chance. That chance that is filled with the “Grace” we learned about in Sunday School or through the example of others. It’s something that nearly all of us has relied on at some time in our lives.
Well, we have plenty of “comeback” stories right here in our community and through-out the Ohio Valley. The organization that is making that happen is Jobs & Hope!
This past Wednesday I attended the Workforce Symposium at the Highlands Events Center. The symposium was sponsored by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Economic Development Partnership, West Virginia Economic Development, Project Best and West Virginia Northern Community College; all partners working to strengthen and develop our region.
While all the speakers had so much useful information to share, Jobs & Hope offered a very special message and opportunity, not only for those they support, but for so many area businesses as well. They allow individuals who have stumbled, to begin again and with tremendous support.
Transition Agents Ms. Sara Wood-Shaw (also a member of our Small Business Breakfast Club team) and Ms. Kelly Coffin presented a compelling vision for those committed to their recovery. What this program offers to employers are solid and well-trained workers, determined to make a lasting change in their lives.
So, if you love great comeback stories (and who doesn’t?) and if you’re an employer challenged in finding trained and eager workers, look no further, Jobs & Hope is where you need to start!
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