"I was devastated when I lost my job...The Job Market and Employment Training programs turned out to be a life saver for me."
"The on-the-job training program has been a great service to us and has really allowed us to tap into this special way of hiring."
"I was so very impressed with Cesar! I offered him the Delivery Driver position with my company and he is going to get in touch with you to find out further information about on the job training or schooling."
"I arrived in Humboldt County in June, homeless and without direction. Now that I am on the tail end of working with The Job Market's youth program, I cannot begin to express my gratitude for how much of an overwhelming success that this experience has been for me."
"When the pulp mill closed I knew walking out the gate what direction I wanted to take in my life. I knew it would be difficult. What I didn't know was how much help I would receive along the way."
"I want to start by saying that this is an extremely tough letter for me to write. It's not because I lack reasons to thank you, I could fill pages with that. What's difficult, given the profound affect you all had in my life, is that I'm not fully convinced I'm able to thank you enough.
A big part of your job is to install confidence in your clients. When I came into The Job Market I had never been at a lower place. Within two months time I had lost everything and everyone familiar and precious in my life. I abruptly found myself homeless, thirty-five hundred miles from where I started and short a penny to rub together with the one I had in my pocket. One would think that it could not have been any worse but, trust me, from what I saw every day, it could have. And because of you, it didn't. From such a dark place, you all made hope feasible. Then, as if this wasn't impressive enough, you went ahead and made it all real.
I guess I haven't technically thanked you yet so it's about time that I do. I sincerely thank you. Form the rooftops, I thank you. The times I had lost hope, you still believed it would happen and it did. I will not disappoint. What you've done for me -- it takes a certain kind of wonderful."