After serving three years in prison, Kenneth went to work for a local company. Thirteen months later, his past came back to haunt him. “The company knew I had a felony, but when new management came in, they ran a background check and let me go,” he said. “Actually, I got promoted to a dispatcher on Thursday, and they dismissed me on Saturday.”
For the next two years Kenneth applied for dozens of jobs, but he couldn’t find work. That’s when Kenneth turned to Career Solutions for help. Three months later, Goodwill offered him a job.
Kenneth worked as a material handler in one of Goodwill’s downtown Nashville warehouses for two years. Then in 2013, he was promoted to assistant supervisor. “Someone saw my potential,” he said with a grin.