BRANDON, Florida – Mirna Maguire was an unemployed teacher when she reached out to ECHO from Brandon a few weeks ago.
On Tuesday, she found a job in training that she always wanted.
“They helped me with my resume. They helped me with the calls. They contacted me and emailed me jobs,” says Maguire.
Earlier this summer, we showed you how ECHO was busy meeting the food and clothing needs of people whose working hours were cut or canceled due to COVID-19.
Four months later, the demand is very different as the labor market recovers.
“Now we’ve got to where we all want to get back to work. So the shift was to come here and help you with your resume,” says Dianne Horncastle of ECHO.
The demand is so high that ECHO has hired a full-time position to meet the needs of all people looking for job coaching in the past few months.
It’s not just the resumption of writing that helped Ricardo Arroyo find a job. It was interview coaching and realizing your own marketability.
“They helped me put myself back together after long working in the same industry,” says Arroyo.