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Target managers offered employment training to homeless, working poor

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Managers from Target Corp. provided free employment training on Tuesday, Sept. 22. to men and women served by The Salvation Army’s at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, 1010 Currie Ave., and neighboring Hope Harbor, 53 Glenwood Ave.

About 40 of the Target professionals offered one-on-one and small-group instruction about résumé building, how to complete an employment application, how to make a good impression during a job interview and more. The instruction included mock interviews and other teaching aides.

Harbor Light is the state’s largest homeless outreach center. Hope Harbor includes 96 efficiency apartments for people working toward self-sufficiency, plus a social services office for homeless men and women, and a newly opened food shelf.  

“This event was an opportunity for our residents who are either trying to find a job or are looking for a better one,” said Major Darryl Leedom, Commander of the Twin Cities Salvation Army. “We applaud Target and its management team for offering this valuable service.”

The Salvation Army welcomes assistance from individuals and companies willing to offer similar help, as the organization provides employment assistance at most of its Twin Cities metro area service centers. This includes access to fax machines and computers; résumé writing assistance; new clothing for job interviews; and bus tickets for transportation to and from interviews or new jobs. To learn more, call 651-746-3400.

The Salvation Army serves more than 200,000 people in the Twin Cities and is a safety net for those with no place to turn. It serves 2,100 hot meals a day and houses more than 850 people every night. Donations can be made by mailing a check to 2445 Prior Ave, Roseville, MN 55113, by calling 800-SAL-ARMY or online at www.thesalarmy.org.

 

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