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Barbara Markowski

Position: Employment Specialist

I am Barbara Markowski, an Employment Specialist with employU in Jacksonville, FL. I was born in Texas but soon thereafter, the Navy would send our family to the Sunshine State of Florida, and Orange Park is where I would call home. Fast forward “a few years” and Jacksonville is where I celebrate 32 years of marriage to an amazing guy I met at Orange Park High School. We are the proud parents of two adult children, a daughter-in-law, and soon to be son-in-law! (and a German Shepherd, and Maine Coon cat! 😊)

Relationship building and networking for your success is my success! I’ve held several support positions in the community by helping navigate employment opportunities, affordable housing, public healthcare access, transportation, behavioral health resources, relocation assistance, education, and foster care as a Guardian ad Litem.

Working with a local Employment Specialist who understands the business needs in our community and how each individual can add value to the workplace is my passion! There’s nothing more rewarding than loving what you do for a living.

If you ever see me having a bad hair day, it’s not because I’m stressed out! It’s likely because my mirrors weren’t lined up right; you see … I have always cut my own hair! It’s humbling, keeps me grounded, and easy on the wallet!  Need a haircut?

employU is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR’s customers.
employU is a CARF accredited organization
employU is a Veteran Safe Place