Each Person and Job is Unique

In December 2015, Jose started working with a job developer at Toolworks. Battling with homelessness and substance abuse problems, Jose began receiving services from Toolworks’ Aging and Adult Disability Resource Center (ADRC). He was referred to substance abuse centers to start his recovery and in less than a month, Jose was offered a part-time job with Toolworks as a recycling sorter, earning $12.25 an hour. Toolworks provided Jose with job coaching services and support in time management, communication skills, and work ethic. Jose was later promoted and is currently working as a full time lead sorter, earning $14.00 an hour and full medical coverage. With the help of Toolwork’s ADRC, he has also obtained permanent housing and remains drug free.

“Jose is a good employee and if his hard work ethic continues we will promote him to a Job Coach position at $16 an hour when an opportunity becomes available.”

Mark Melanson
Recyclability Director, Toolworks