A personal computer is a valuable job search tool, but for the unemployed and underemployed, a home computer might not be affordable during their time of need. Local law firm Pullman & Comley donated 175 gently used PCs to the long-term unemployed clients and other participants in Career Resources, Inc.’s programs.
The computers were distributed Friday at the Career Resources, Inc. office in Bridgeport.
One recipient, Samaris Alarcon, was laid off last year. “It’s been a long road,” she said. Alarcon took the initiative to enroll in Career Resources Inc.’s job training programs and now has her GED, a job training certificate and a computer of her own! “I am ecstatic and excited about receiving a computer,” she said.
Career Resources, Inc. provides youth and adults throughout Connecticut the skills, resources and support necessary for personal development, economic self-sufficiency and career advancement, and provides planning and staffing resources to the business community in support of workforce development and economic growth.
“Career Resources is one of the premier agencies in the region offering job placement assistance and career services to those who need it the most.” said John Stafstrom of Pullman and Comley. “By donating our former equipment for training purposes, we are pleased to support Career Resources’ mission of helping people get back on their feet and find jobs.”
Career Resources, Inc. Executive Director, Scott Wilderman said recently, “The generous contribution by Pullman & Comley gives our clients hope, a belief that the community understands their plight. And the computers give them a tool to find work and a better chance to land a job.”