Phil from Chicago, IL

Training to work in advanced manufacturing; safety equipment will help me find a job.

After training at JARC, I'm ready to work in manufacturing, but the jobs require uniforms and steel-toed boots. I've been underemployed for 2 years, and a new job will let me support my family.


I am a 42-year-old who has been underemployed for 2 years. I am working part time to support myself but can’t make ends meet. I am currently a student at the Jane Addams Resource Corporation to learn machine operating and to find full time employment. I am doing everything I can to make positive changes in my career.

My goals are to establish a career in the manufacturing industry. Once I complete my training and find a position, I will be able to support my family.

In order to apply for jobs, I need required safety gear. This includes steel toed boots and work uniforms.

Having the proper gear will help me overcome employment barriers and kick start my career!

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This need has been validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation (What does this mean?)

I have known Philip for the past few months. I helped him apply for public assistance and now I want to help him get the gear he needs. He is a very motivated and hardworking person. I am sure that he will continue to be successful in the CNC program. Your support will help him to reach his goals.

About Gustavo

My job title is Income Support Specialist. My work involves providing assistance and screen, counsel, and serve individuals and/or families for public benefits also I appeal, facilitate, and secure benefits for eligible participants. I have been at JARC since September 2013 and enjoyed every… Read more