Goodwill is a Good Fit for Man with Multiple Disabilities

James Molonson with cart of donated clothes at his job at Goodwill

“Any time I talk to his supervisors, they say he is a model employee,” says James’ job coach, John McConnell.

James Molonson has come a long way.

In the past, James struggled to find a job that best suited his abilities, because his communication disorder made it difficult to interact with other people in his environment. He also had other health issues that needed to be addressed. Today he works as a processor and greeter at Goodwill in Ormond Beach, where he stocks item in the store and assists customers. His communication skills have improved, his confidence has soared, and he has become such a valuable employee that he was offered a raise within his first 90 days of work.

“Any time I talk to his supervisors, they say he is a model employee,” says James’ job coach, John McConnell. “He has a great personality, and he is so thorough and hardworking. He’s just a good man. ”

James came to VR, a state agency that helps people with disabilities get or keep jobs, for help helping finding work when his family first moved to Florida. Though he had previous work experience, he was still struggling to find a suitable job.

VR provided training and counseling to improve his employment prospects, and helped James search for a job where he could be successful. After three years of looking for the right fit, he began working at Goodwill as a stocker/processor in June 2015.

James’ VR counselor, Sharon Jorgenson, is proud to see James succeed at Goodwill. “He has excelled on the job,” says Sharon. “He has come so far and it’s been great to see his progress. He is a pleasure to work with.”

James and his family are thrilled with his success…

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