“HUGS AND KISSES TO HERSHEY'S”
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND JOB PLACEMENT PROGRAM
Cherry came to the Career Development/Job Placement program at The Arc Mid-South for assistance in obtaining employment. She dreamed of the perfect job, owning her own car, and being more independent. As with all employees, Cherry was required to complete the application process, pass the drug screening, participate in interviews, and attend orientation sessions. The Arc Mid-South staff prepared her for each step in job training and coaching. Then she was given “follow along” services to make sure newly-hired clients are successfully transitioned to their new environments and that both the client and the employer are happy with the employment relationship.
The Arc staff went the extra mile and assisted Cherry with getting to work promptly by soliciting Yellow Cab’s services for transport to and from work. Thanks to the collaboration between The Arc Mid-South and the Hershey Company, Cherry is now a full-time employee. It didn’t take long for her to save enough money to buy her own transportation – A PT CRUISER!
Thank you Hershey’s for believing in and supporting us.