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Moving Forward Together As A Community
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2020 has certainly brought a lot of “new” with it - a new year, a new decade, and a new way of doing things.  With the appearance of COVID-19, the entire world has had to make changes and adjust.  Here at employU, our staff worked hard to continue to assist and support our clients throughout [...]
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Jesse is an employU client with an interest in electrical work.  This interest in the field started in 2016 when he helped a neighbor install generators after Hurricane Irma. After again doing the same in 2018 during Hurricane Dorian, Jesse’s interest peaked.   Last year, Jesse participated in a work experience program with our business [...]
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This spring, in-person activities were halted throughout the country as the nation was affected by COVID-19.  Our community and employU were no exception.  Without the ability to meet in person, employU turned to technology to keep our clients engaged. We successfully kicked off our first-ever Virtual Pre-Employment Training Class on Saturday, April 18th.  The class [...]
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employU Made the 2020 Best Nonprofits to Work For List
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employU made the list of the 2020 Best NonProfits to Work For! This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the nonprofit industry. Nonprofits from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to identify organizations where leaders have excelled in creating quality workplaces. Only the […]

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Work and Play at Arnold’s Wildlife
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High school students Sundance and Chancy have been working hard during their first on-the-job training at Arnold’s Wildlife. While their main duties are to assist with feeding the animals, they sometimes help refuge staff, including a former employU client who completed her own on-the-job training at Arnold’s during her senior year of high school and [...]
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Birol’s incredible story begins about 20 years ago when the Turkish native arrived in Puerto Rico to work for a shipping company. For over two years Birol worked for the company without ever receiving the payments he was promised. During this time, Birol was informed of a job at a pet store. He took a [...]
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