Job Seeker-Xavier Burks

Meet Xavier. He’s a young man who knows what he wants and makes plans to acquire it. Take for instance his career goals; Xavier was dead set on finishing high school, getting his drivers license, and then getting a job. And so far he has been on track.

Xavier graduated from the Academy of Arts and Academics (A3) with a diploma, then he earned his driving license. He has access to his family’s manual transmission vehicle and gets around on his own.

A couple of the things that he wanted assistance with from Pearl Buck Center is to find a place to volunteer and getting certified as a forklift driver.



XB@NxtStp2Because Xavier is really into machines we hooked him up with NextStep Recycling for some volunteering. After volunteering for a week he said,”I feel good, I haven’t felt this good since high school-I can’t wait to find a job and work!”

Xavier says that he has always dreamed of working with big machinery and he has a natural interest in computers, having built one on his own when he was younger.

Xavier will begin forklift training for his certification  later this month and then he’ll be ready to find his first paying job.

Xavier will do well in a supportive environment that will give him instruction and hands- on training. He is interested in Warehouse work where he will be given the opportunity to drive a forklift  or make deliveries and perform repetitive tasks. He is seeking part time work, working about 15-20 hours per week.

If you have a need for someone like Xavier and can use him and his skills in your place of business, please contact his Job Developer, Lorie Polk – 541.484.4666 ext.5106 or to set up an interview.