Education and Training, FoodShare Employment and Training Stories, Jobs, Success Stories, Wisconsin Works Stories
August 18, 2021
Like so many of our clients, Charles’ success story is one of tremendous courage as he sought real change in his life – for himself and his son.
Picking up and moving to Wisconsin earlier this year – knowing absolutely no one – is hard in the best of times; in the middle of a pandemic, it’s just incredible. This is the type of commitment that he has to his son.
Joining the FSET and W-2 programs, he worked with our staff to find child care, got job referrals, and worked with the Salvation Army to find housing – getting the keys to his new apartment recently.
He has made a deep impression on his new employer in a short time. Hired through a staffing firm, Charles said that whenever he finished a job, he went above and beyond, asking for or finding additional tasks. They definitely noticed this and are hiring him on full-time, with a $2/hour raise.
Charles recently sent a message to Lori, one of his case managers, asking her to remember when he first got to the area: “I had no home, no job, no child care, and a broken down car!! Now I have housing, a full time PERMANENT JOB with a great company, and child care and a community of support!!”
Congratulations Charles. We are so happy that we could work with you. Keep us posted on your future successes!