Ella was hired right our of her assessment with Total K 9 in Amherst! Having worked with both Amy and Paul, Ella mastered the skills needed to learn to be a Dog Bather and continues to learn new skills every day! Her kindness, love for animals, and drive helped her get the job. She’s a dog lover at heart, taking care of her own fur-babies at home for her family. Lucky pups!
Ella’s favorite thing about her job was washing the dogs. Since earning her first paycheck Ella was able to buy her own phone for the first time! What an exciting accomplishment!
When asked about what Ella wants others to know? Ella said that she wants others to know that staff at You Belong “looked really hard to find a job doing what I wanted” Advice for others? “Work Hard”
Congratulations Ella! We’re so proud of you and what you have accomplished!
Thank you to your family for being so supportive! Total K9 for the opportunity to shine and OOD for the support and services!
We have tried unsuccessfully for years to get Erin a job on her own; sending out hundreds of job apps with not one job offer…” but after several ups and downs, “Erin Landed a job by herself… but then started having issues.” You Belong staff, Eric Hibinger, stepped in and started providing support for Erin in looking for a position that was a better fit, “I wanted to get her in a union protected job and Giant Eagle was the target. Not only did she get the job offer but several others came through as well!” said Shannon, Erin’s mom.
Erin has been at Giant Eagle for a few months now and was promoted from a Personal Shopper to Cashier which was her ultimate goal. Eric has guided her, empowered her and encouraged her all the way.
Shannon reports, “I am extremely pleased with the work Eric accomplished in such a short period and doing what the others failed to do for Erin.”
While our hearts are warmed by Shannon’s kind words, Erin has put in the most work to be successful and we’re so happy and proud that she found the place where she belongs. Congratulations Erin! You deserve it! Thank you to Giant Eagle, for your commitment in ensuring your work environment is welcome to all, and to OOD for offering funding for services and support to individuals to help them succeed!
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