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Lake Worth Resource Center Launches Economic Relief Initiative

posted Jan 30, 2009, 5:53 AM by Ryan Anderson   [ updated Jan 30, 2009, 5:57 AM ]

The Lake Worth Resource Center (LWRC) is pleased to announce the launch of "Hire One Worker For One Week"; an economic and employment relief initiative to help struggling families, while stimulating our local economy. The goal of this initiative is to match 500 registered jobseekers from the LWRC with local employers for one week during the month of February. Since its grand opening last fall, the LWRC has registered 1,091 jobseekers and 50 employers. Every morning, more than 100 jobseekers arrive at the center ready to work.

"This initiative provides home and business owners 'a helping hand' in completing a home or business project. Receiving a fair wage for 40 hours of work allows a struggling family to purchase a few basic needs such as food; medication; gas, a utility bill or rent. The impact? When multiplied by the number of jobseekers in our database, the result is a cash infusion and a boost to our local economy. It's a win-winwin solution." said Lisa Wilson, Program Director.

Registered workers are at the ready to perform such jobs as: cleaning the pool, yard or house; painting; packing or unpacking; moving; polishing; repairing patio screens, fences or sprinklers; pressure cleaning; foreclosure cleaning; landscaping; roofing; filing; stuffing envelopes; typing and companion and elderlycare!

Everyone is encouraged to become a part of the "Hiring One Worker for One Week" initiative by visiting the LWRC at 1121 Lucerne Avenue on Tuesday, February 3rd at 11:00 a.m. (561-366-9440).

"Our President has told us that it will take a bold, unprecedented approach and requires all of us to turn the economy around. This is our audacious plan! We are appealing to the good people of Palm Beach County to create a temporary job, fill it with a LWRC jobseeker and provide short-term relief to struggling friends and neighbors" said Wilson.

For more information contact Lisa Wilson, Mentoring Center COO at 561-366-9440 or via email at lwilson@thementoringctr.org

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