Our mission is to guide and to mentor job seekers who desire to be self-supporting by helping them prepare for, find and maintain work.
In her own words, here’s Anali’s Daily Work story.
Why did you need Daily
Work’s help to find a job?
I was a stay-at-home mom for almost 10 years, in a bad relationship. He wouldn’t let me work. When I got to this country, I was working in a warehouse, where I met this guy (her husband). After so many difficult years, I was just destroyed --emotionally, economically - I was in pieces, I could hardly go on.
In what ways did Daily Work help you get hired?
A friend told me about Daily Work. She said “You should go to this place, they help people look for jobs.” I didn’t know anything, how to put a resume together, (job) searching, nothing. And I didn’t want to go back to being a packer again.
In my home country, I got a high school education and four years of university. I had worked in a bank, but I didn’t know how to use my experience here. I couldn’t find anything. Daily Work came into my life and that was a big change. They even helped me get a grant so I could take computer classes. But the hardest part was interviewing. I believed I was nothing, I was crying all the time and walking around with my head down -- but in the interviews I had to convince them that I was great, that I was worth hiring. I couldn’t have done that without the help from Daily Work.
How are things now? How has your life changed since Daily Work?
I started working with Daily Work in the spring and I got a job in September as a part-time (bank) teller. They needed my Spanish. When I started, I was earning $11.25 per hour. After two years there, I have moved up from a level 1 to a level 4, and I am earning almost $15 per hour.
I hoped someday I would have my own place. After I got the job (at the bank), I thought it would take me five years. I didn’t think I would be able to save enough money before that. Last spring, I talked to the mortgage department at my bank, and I waited for my tax return to use as a down payment. They accepted me! I closed on the house over the summer. In just two years, I have a house!
What do you want people to know about Daily Work?
With Daily Work, finally somebody believed in me. I have no family here. I am here by myself. I don’t have that support system. I really needed a job, and the staff saw that I could do something better than warehouse work. Daily Work didn’t just help me find a job, they helped me find myself, to remember that I am a strong person and I can get to my dreams.
Because of you, Anali has a job. It gave her the foundation and stability she needed for a new life, a new outlook, and a safe, new home. That is the power of a job…it opens the door to endless opportunities that would not exist without it. That is the power of your gift to Daily Work.