Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Employers who really make a difference

Caramore’s expertise is getting an individual who may have come right out of a long hospital stay, or some other similar situation of not working for a long period, and returning them to work in the community.

We do this by immersing them in our own “work adjustment” program for a couple of months where they can relearn and really get down as routine those “soft skills” like an appropriate personality, how to act socially, what to say, being friendly and optimistic, taking instruction and supervision, &c.

Once these soft skills are down an individual is ready for a job in the community.

Our job counselors work with our clients every step of the way, on all components of pre and post job placement. The counselors do a lot of counseling, but it is the client who does the job day-in and day-out.

If it weren’t for the help of some wonderful employers in our community, Caramore simply could not exist. Caramore and clients work extremely hard to maintain great relationships with our employers. We function as an employment agency! Our faith and commitment to our clients as workers, our ability to provide competent employees on short notice, our being on call to assist in any problems, all work to benefit employer and employee.

Here are some of the businesses who provide Caramore participants with the opportunities to be successful:

Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
Everything you need for your home and customer service with a smile.

McLaurin Parking
Serving the parking needs of
UNC Hospital and campus

UNC at
Chapel Hill
One of the oldest and best universities in the country

Carol Woods and
Carolina Meadows Retirement Communities
Taking care of all the needs of their senior residents

Marshall's Department Store
Fashion and furnishings at great prices

Harris Teeter Supermarkets
Great food and service

D. Cooley

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