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Clothes4Work needs donations to help job seekers

JOLIET – As spring — and the subsequent spring cleaning — rolls around, remember that gently used garments you no longer want could make a difference to someone looking for a job.
“As you are cleaning out closets and dressers, please keep in mind people who are looking for employment,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “The clothes you no longer wear could become the outfit someone needs for an interview or to start a new work life.”
The Workforce Services Division of Will County’s clothing closet, designed to aid people who need clothing for interviews or new jobs, is running low on office wear.
Known as Clothes4Work, the program is an offshoot of the County’s Workforce Services Division Jobs4People program that helps job seekers.
Susan Flessner, Administrative Manager of the Workforce Services Division, encourages anyone who can help those who need it. “Job seekers often receive the opportunity to interview for a position, but don’t have the appropriate clothing to wear. With your help, these individuals will not only look their best, but it may add to the confidence needed for success in the workplace.”
Apparel is needed for both men and women, including accessories such as ties, belts and dress shoes.
Clothes4Work also needs dress shirts, polo shirts and chino/khaki pants for men. For women, the clothing closet needs women’s suits, skirts, dresses, slacks and blouses.
Clothes may be dropped off at the Workforce Services Division office in the JJC City Center Campus building at 214 N. Ottawa St.
“If any organization or business has a clothing drive and collects a large amount of clothing, we will go pick it up,” Flessner added.
For additional information about the Clothes4Work program, contact Nancy Reardon at (815) 727-444, Ext. 123 or at Nancy Reardon at nreardon@willcountyillinois.com.
For additional information about the Workforce Services Division of Will County, go to www.jobs4people.org.
The Workforce Services Division is under the County Executive’s office.

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