Jose and Aurora’s Story -

Jose and Aurora’s Story

Jose and Aurora, two 60-year-old Filipino immigrants, were two of more than 600,000 people evacuated from the Philippines in 2014 when a massive typhoon devastated nearly 40 million people. Aurora, a nurse by trade, lacked the necessary credentials to work in the U.S., while Jose’s limited computer skills proved challenging in today’s job market. Goodwill’s Job Connection Center provided in-person and individualized job search assistance and counseling, skill and interest assessments, and helped with resume preparation and interviewing skills. With Goodwill’s help, Aurora secured a job as a personal care aide for a continuing care retirement community and Jose a janitorial position with the local Independent School District.