Posts Categorized: Pearl Buck Center

Intriguing Statistics

We made this little video to share some interesting and informative employment statistics…and we’re positive that you will find the information to be thought provoking . Let us know what you think in the comments below. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRjM7pZk6z8&w=560&h=315]

Allen Quinn Video Resume

We’ve introduced Allen previously (May 6th, 2015 post), but take a look at his video resume, where he shows his zest for life, along with his varied interests and abilities. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc-Xckov7BI&w=420&h=315] This is a man who has enjoyed life by volunteering his time to contribute to his community, as well as being a family man…

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Our community employment team is in the process of revamping our promotional materials. Here is the second brochure in a series of three. We know, we started in the middle – just like Star Wars,…this is going to be epic! Let us know what you think in the comments. Enjoy! ~ “The Job Squad”

Jobseeker: Allen Quinn

  Meet Allen Quinn. He is no stranger to work; in fact, Allen worked in the warehouse of Troutman’s Emporium department store for 8 years, until they went out of business. Since then, Allen has been very active in his children’s lives, and as a volunteer in his local community. He spent some time on…

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recommended viewing

Of the many ways art can enrich our lives, perhaps its most universally significant gift is its profound capacity to create empathy between people from diverse circumstances.  And hey, who doesn’t enjoy kicking back with Netflix after a long day at work?  This week, we’d like to suggest checking out some films that’ll offer you the best of both: a nice opportunity to unwind,…

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“If there is anything that [people] can do well, I say let them do it. Give them a chance.” -Abraham Lincoln This week’s post is authored by contributor Clayton Cone. A big part of Lorie Polk’s work as a job developer is helping to train a job seeker once he or she is hired, and…

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Our friends at KEZI recently aired a story profiling some of Pearl Buck’s successful partnerships with local businesses.  If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth a watch. Here’s a link to the full story, on the KEZI site: http://www.kezi.com/pearl-buck-and-the-community/ Togo’s Sandwiches is one of the businesses featured in that video, and lobby attendants Paul Koerner…

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Meet Wyatt! Video Resume

Wyatt is seeking employment in the Gaming, Food Service, General Labor or Production industries, where he can continue to gain knowledge and become a more versatile employee as well as gain the income needed to become an independent individual. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmcwV6W3ZYM&w=490&h=370]

Meet Michael May.  As an employment candidate, he’s defined by his dependability, positive attitude, and stellar work ethic.  He’s a recent graduate of 4J’s Connections program, where he participated in a three year program to gain work experience at various community worksites; his performance there earned him a glowing letter of recommendation.  Over the past…

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This week’s post is authored by contributor Clayton Cone. For Keenan Toole, tool crib operator was a job he couldn’t pass up: it had good pay, good benefits and, as he would come to appreciate, good hours, at 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. He took the job, his first, and has worked at it since…

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