For 38 years, James worked in the funeral home business. He was there for people in their hour of need, consoling their sorrows.
But when James lost his job in 2011, it appeared that no one would be there for him. He applied for jobs at numerous funeral homes without success.
“Due to my age, it seemed like no one had an opening,” he said. “So, for five months, I was at home, not knowing what I would do.”
A friend told James’ wife about Goodwill Career Solutions, and she suggested he give it a shot. At the Rivergate center, he was introduced to computers. He also received training in retail and help with updating his resume. Then, he went home to wait.