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Carey Services' build on Strong Partnership with Goodwill

Carey Services works diligently with local employers to match job candidates with employers needs to create good job matches.

One employer that has been a great partner for many years is Goodwill. Carey Services has been able to work with Goodwill to help many people on the road to employment success.

In May, another Carey Services client began working with the Marion Goodwill store.

“Goodwill’s mission and Carey Services’ mission have always been very similar,” said Tim Kendrick, Carey Services’ employment services manager. “It’s all about seeing value in all people and helping them find success, in this case through meaningful employment.”

In addition to the placement at Goodwill, Carey Services staff members continue to grow the Pre-Employment Transition Services program. Pre-ETS works with youth who have a diagnosed disability as they work through school and begin to prepare for post-secondary education or a job placement immediately after graduation.

Carey Services is serving nearly 65 students in five Grant County school systems, including three students who joined the program in May. As school ends for the year, staff members will continue to engage with students with through community-based work experiences and job readiness activities.

In addition to school-age youth, Carey Services continues to work with the Early Head Start program’s clients who are seeking job search and placement help, including one new client who started in May. The agency received three new adult referrals for traditional employment services from vocational rehabilitation and was able to help two people complete benefits analysis to help with their job search process. The Employment Services team was able to hold two job clubs in May to address a variety of needs that participants have in addition to individual meetings.

In addition to the 65 students, Carey Services’ employment services team is working with about 200 people who have been referred to the agency through the state’s vocational rehabilitation program.

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The United Way of Grant County is committed to uniting community resources in order to build strong families by supporting health, education and financial stability in Grant County. Carey Services is a United Way Partner. Call (765)662-9811 or visit www.unitedwayofgrantcounty.org for more information.