Starting life at age 50
For the first 50 years of his life, Wes lived and worked on a dairy farm with his parents. Then one day he reconnected with a long lost friend from high school, and soon they started dating.decided to move in together. When all these change started happening, Wes’s family was concerned because he had never worked outside of his home or had much social experience. Wes was determined to become independent and branch out, and that’s when he came to Goodwill. He started receiving job placement services in early July of 2012, and Goodwill’s workforce development staff quickly recognized Wes’s particular skill set. He soon gained employment at Diversified Maintenance, a cleaning service organization that contracts with companies such as Target, where Wes works from 6-10am, five days a week, cleaning, stocking shelves, and performing other duties around the store. Wes works without the aid of a job coach and his employers are very pleased with his positive work ethic. With all the firsts he’s achieved in such a short time, we look forward to seeing him reach his potential as he continues to grow and experience all that life has to offer.