Julia's Story

Julia Claudio and Michele UhazeEmployment Success

Julia Claudio came to the Women’s Center in October as a volunteer to gain some recent work experience. After three short days at the
Women’s Center Julia was encouraged to apply for a fulltime position that had become available at the Candlewood Suites in East Lansing. Julia applied on Thursday, interviewed the following Monday and was hired on Tuesday to start the following week. Julia is working full time at
the Candlewood Suites, and has full benefits. Here’s what Julia had to say about her new job. “I love my job! It makes me feel like I’m back on my feet. I take pride in what I do no matter what it is. I get a lot of compliments here and it’s weird. I feel successful and independent. Thank you so much for giving me this chance.” General Manager Michele Uhaze reflects on the experience of hiring someone referred by the Women’s Center. “We’re very happy we hired Julia. She’s an excellent employee who comes to work everyday happy, with a smile, and always does her best.” Operations Manager Melissa Kress adds “Julia has been a wonderful addition to our team and its great to see her smiling face everyday.”

If you are an employer interested in hiring educated and experienced women, contact the Women’s Center at 517.372.9163.