How Churches are keeping the economic engine running during COVID-19

Meet Sierra Simmons, a recent Job One success story during the COVID-19 pandemic. A successful partnership with Job One can transform the futures of your church members and surrounding community, too.

Amid a global pandemic, the members of your congregation and your surrounding community are all affected. Some are facing under-employment or have lost their jobs entirely. Social distancing restrictions have placed many in a state of limbo that’s not only financially devastating, but it’s emotionally devastating as well.

As a leader in your church, you’re feeling the weight of your community’s suffering. As much as you deeply care for your people, how can you practically and effectively bring opportunities for their livelihood?

Introducing Job One.  This program will help your church partner with local businesses to create a job placement program — even during COVID-19.

 

Your church can help keep the economic engine running. This program is a force in the community, enabling individuals to get access to jobs like they never could before. Eliminating hoops and bringing qualified individuals and businesses that need them together.

Churches come into play by spreading the word about the program and bringing qualified unemployed or under-employed candidates the support and information they need to find a job. One such example is Sierra Simmons, a recent Job One success story during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Sierra contacted Job One, she began working with Nikki. Nikki was able to refer Sierra to a pharmaceutical company looking for customer service representatives. From there, she interviewed and was offered a new position as a Pharmacy Technician Coordinator. The kicker? During a time when many people were taking pay cuts, she was offered $17 an hour, which was a 20% increase in pay over her last position.

With the Seed to Oaks Job One program, Sierra was able to get back on her feet quickly. Job One still has 20 employers on the roster that are hiring, and they continue to bring hope and opportunity to community members affected by COVID-19 layoffs. Without learning about Job One via her community and church, Sierra might not have ever found her new position.

A successful partnership with Job One can transform the futures of your members and surrounding community. Even when the Novel Coronavirus threat has died down, the economic effects will be felt for years to come. You can serve your community by connecting them with a program that aids in placing them with businesses in your area.

Connect your church with the Seed to Oaks Job One program and help your parishioners secure their economic futures today and beyond.

Contact Nikki Walker, our Job One Manager at 502-791-6257, ex 212 OR nwalker@seedtooaks.com.

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