“Our sons played t-ball together since 3rd grade,” recalls a United Talent recruiter, “but 12-year-old TJ’s family was struggling.”
His father was working part-time at McDonalds. His mother was doing everything she could to maintain her job at Walmart, but her major health issues made it difficult. At baseball practice one night, TJ’s mom asked if United Talent could help.
“Of course, I jumped at the opportunity to help a family in our community,” our recruiter said.
Through United Talent’s efforts and network, the father began a new job at the local civic center. Shortly after that, we set him up for an interview at another company, one with better pay and benefits. They hired TJ’s dad based on his evaluations, spotless attendance record, and all-out effort in the civic center job.
Today, TJ’s mom has been able to quit working and focus on her health. His father is supporting the family and can afford to pay for TJ’s baseball registration and new equipment.
“TJ’s father thanks me every time he sees me,” the recruiter said. “I make sure to tell him that he did the hard work. United Talent simply helped him with an opportunity.
“That’s what we do at United: we make it possible for our associates to care for their families.”