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South Shore Young Professionals help prep job seekers

Dixie Brady  helped organize the event, which enabled job seekers to “shop” for clothes and submit resumes. Brady hopes to make the clothes drive an annual affair.

Courtesy of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce

Dixie Brady helped organize the event, which enabled job seekers to “shop” for clothes and submit resumes. Brady hopes to make the clothes drive an annual affair.

The South Shore Young Professionals Association hopes to make its professional clothes drive an annual event after successfully helping a number of job seekers last month.

The association concluded its two-month drive with a distribution event April 26 at the Camp Cristina YMCA. Prospective employees shopped at no charge for clothes and accessories and also submitted their resumes for a chance to win a custom-tailored suit from Scott Hardy, a wardrobe consultant and owner of S Alan Designs.

They also received coupons for service from Executive Dry Cleaners of Riverview and alterations from Mandy's Mendings of Apollo Beach.

The job seekers met with CareerSource and Emergency Care Help Organization counselors to find out about resources to support their job search and to get information on assistance with food and clothing, if needed.

"We are planning that this will be an annual event," said association leader Dixie Brady of Pilka and Associates, PA. "We have had a great response and are looking forward to more community involvement in future years."

The association is designed for professionals between the ages of 18 and 43.

For more information, call the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce at (813) 234-594.

Times staff

South Shore Young Professionals help prep job seekers 05/07/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:12pm]
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