Joyce Boyer ran her own cleaning business when the pandemic hit. Joyce’s business, like many others, was negatively impacted by the pandemic, so she had to resort to working part-time jobs like Instacart and DoorDash to make ends meet.
Joyce was having trouble finding full-time work and was falling behind on paying her bills when she got a call from her daughter. Knowing her mother was looking for work, Joyce’s daughter invited her to come a Community Job Connection recruitment event, which was happening at her apartment complex.
Joyce went to the mobile unit and received job information, went through orientation, and registered for NET, Integrity’s job readiness and soft skills training course. “It was a good training,” Joyce said. “It was very transparent, Mr. Walter knew what he was doing, and he was very passionate about his work.”
After completing NET, Joyce got a job in Fairburn as a health monitor, which is helping her catch up on her bills. NET refers its graduates to a financial planning program, which Joyce has joined to improve her credit.
After her success with the Community Job Connection, Joyce is going to recommend it to her friends who are also looking for work. “I’m thankful for the program and the resources that they offer. I would suggest it to anyone out here struggling, trying to find work. It’s the go-to place.”