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JOB OPPS: Equipping the hungry with jobs

January 16, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for the day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll never grow hungry again. This sage advice is put into action with a new program, The Connection. Whitley County residents who are searching for employment can tap into resources made available through The Connection, such as job listing, resume help and interview tips.

Emily Houser, of Columbia City, is one of the volunteers for the program. The Connection is a joint effort through two already established feeding programs, Forklift and The Line.

“We see so many people come for free meals. We thought if we could help them with jobs, it would not just give them a meal, but the chance at a better life,” Houser said. “This idea goes along with our mission, ‘Offering restoration, not just release.’”

Both the feeding programs as well as The Connection are held at The Whitley County Center for Youth. The Connection takes place on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

When The Connection last met, Houser brought with her eight specific job applications from Columbia City businesses actively looking for new employees.

The program is open to all of Whitley County and is free. The Connection will meet again Feb. 11. Whitley County Center for Youth is located at 201 W. Market St., Columbia City.

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