August 2011
You're Making a Difference:  Please Join Us on September 27
We invite you to learn how your contributions to HIRED’s job training programs are helping job seekers— and businesses— thrive in a challenging global economy.  Meet and network with HIRED staff, employers, educators and others.  You’ll be amazed at how effective our sector-based programs are— and how they're poised to revolutionize how high schools, colleges, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses prepare workers for in-demand jobs.
September 27, 2011
Noon to 1:30
Golden Valley Library
830 Winnetka Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN  55427
A light lunch will be served
For more information or to register by phone or e-mail, please contact Pam Huff at 612-302-8504 or at Pamela.Huff@HIRED.org.  You may also register online.
Cooking Up A Bright Future
"I thought I would never be able to live a normal life," said Ryan, who is currently working toward his career goals at HIRED through a program supported by the Minneapolis Employment and Training Program. 
"I woke up some days thinking there was no point of even trying anymore because nothing was going my way.  I had no home or family, and couldn't get or hold down a job.  I had stopped caring about myself, others and my future."
After Ryan found a home and supportive services at St. Barnabas, an apartment building operated by Aeon for formerly homeless and at-risk youth, he connected with HIRED youth counselor Tara Carlson.  Tara provided Ryan with work readiness training and placed him in an internship with chef Jeff Riley, who is affectionately known as "Chef Jeff".
"I have learned so much about the culinary arts field, life in general and about becoming a man," said Ryan.  "I'm very thankful for the internship opportunity that was given to me by Tara at HIRED and I see only good things coming in my future."
Growing the Local Economy through Green Business
Did you know HIRED is currently preparing hundreds of job seekers a year for jobs in the emerging green economy?  Pictured at left, HIRED's Green Careers Advisory Team recently received a tour from Jade Patrick of ReGo Electric Conversions.  Founded in 2008, ReGo is a Minneapolis-based business that offers plug-in conversions for hybrid cars.  By connecting with businesses like ReGo, HIRED ensures its training programs provide workers with the skills that local green employers need to grow and expand.
You Can Offer Hope to Someone Looking for a Job
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