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June 9, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: People, Quote

Sometimes life throws us curveballs and we are presented with two choices: we can miss the catch and let an opportunity fly by or we can reach for it, catch it, and complete the play. Mark chose to catch his curveball and play the game. Mark had a successful career counseling troubled youth, the homeless, [...]

May 27, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

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 [...]

May 27, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

David’s story starts in 2012 when he experienced a lay off from his AutoCad job. Though David found work as a Package Handler for FedEx, he never lost sight of his goal to get back into the field he is passionate about, AutoCAD Drafting.   In an effort to become a more appealing applicant, David decided [...]

May 14, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

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 [...]

April 20, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

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 [...]

January 5, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

employU launched Career Camps across the state over the Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks. A total of 16 camps with over 90 participants took place from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville. Students were able to learn in a project-based environment and complete a business plan for their manufacturing project as well as create the actual goods […]

December 12, 2019

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

The city of Brandon, Florida is known for their growing economy and beautiful residential areas. Though once considered an alcove of Tampa, Brandon has quickly come into its own. Rapid growth and a low unemployment rate bring a demand for potential employees with trade and skill knowledge. In fact, Hillsborough County as a whole has [...]

February 8, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

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 [...]

February 20, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

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 [...]

January 20, 2020

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by: marketing

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Categories: Uncategorized

There are times when reaching our goals requires not only hard work, but patience and time. One of our clients, Jessica, is a great example of how to press on when it comes to achieving your dreams. Jessica had a goal of becoming a flight attendant and, unfortunately, during a time of hardship, Jessica had [...]

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