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So far Laura Brunson has created 17 blog entries.

Success Story – Jensen Kitzinger

When Jensen Kitzinger came to Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) for help finding employment, she wasn’t quite sure what she really wanted to do. Luckily, she was paired with a professional: Team Leader Career Resource Specialist Melissa Jebens at WOU’s Martin County, Florida location. WOU’s mission is to help people with barriers to employment find meaningful [...]

By |2022-11-09T15:32:03+00:00November 9th, 2022|Success Stories|0 Comments

Success Story – John Wyckoff

In December of 2019, an eager young man named John Wyckoff was referred for employment services and the Peer Mentoring Program at Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) in Broward County, Florida. WOU’s mission is to help people with barriers to employment find meaningful and fulfilling jobs. The Peer Mentoring Program is an incredible resource for younger [...]

By |2022-10-18T15:14:56+00:00August 5th, 2022|Success Stories|0 Comments

Success Story – AJ, “Mr. Publix”

If you ever find yourself shopping at one of the Port St. Lucie, Florida Publix locations, you’d be lucky to see AJ – or “Mr. Publix,” as he is often referred to by the Martin County, Florida office of Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU). Why Mr. Publix? AJ can often be seen going above and beyond [...]

By |2022-10-18T15:15:47+00:00July 14th, 2022|Success Stories|0 Comments

Success Story – Singer Island Marriott

It started with a job fair and a chance, and this one chance has made a world of difference for many. When the Florida Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) established a relationship between Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU)--also known as Independence Works in Florida--and the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa, all it took was one [...]

By |2022-10-18T15:18:44+00:00May 12th, 2022|Success Stories|0 Comments

Florida VR and WOU – a Successful, Reciprocal Relationship

Florida Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides funding for Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) and is a federal and state funded program, designed to support people who have a barrier to employment, whether physical, developmental, or emotional. Those who qualify for the program become clients of vendor partners such as WOU, who work to find meaningful employment for [...]

By |2022-10-18T15:13:39+00:00March 8th, 2022|Success Stories|0 Comments

Success Story – Sam Huthmaker

By Jenni Paine, CRS/Team Leader West Palm Beach, FL Meet Sam (he’s the one standing in the bed of the truck). Sam graduated from high school last year and was unsure of where to go next. Although he knew he wanted to pursue some sort of technical degree or certification, he needed assistance in narrowing down career choices so he could decide on an educational path to take. Fortunately for Sam, the [...]

By |2022-10-18T15:23:46+00:00November 10th, 2020|Success Stories|0 Comments
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