October 10, 2023 | News
One week ago, FREE hosted our annual Talent Connection Job Expo. This year, we were able to have many vendors that came with a special mission: to hire individuals of all abilities. Participants were able to listen to our keynote speaker, Jim McCann (CEO of 1800 Flowers, and founder of Smile Farms), and guest speakers Assemblywoman Monica Martinez and County Executive Bruce Blakeman. Our CEO/President Robert Budd kicked off the day with positive words for the audience to get them ready and excited for a day of opportunity! We also were able to highlight two of our own employees, who while facing disabilities/challenges are also thriving in their own careers. A huge congratulations to Mark and Samantha! Several of our job seekers are being offered jobs as a result of the event and family members continue to call daily inquiring about the employment services we offer at FREE. Thank you to all who came and we wish for huge successes moving forward in everyone’s job hunt!