- Kelly Blucher, Goodwill, KellyB@goodwillwa.org – “Holy Hire253”.
- Some Numbers:
- 80 employers
- 542 attendees - Kelly thought 150, Sherri “called” 500 (she should have gotten something out of the prize bag…-ed.)
- 357 free lunches served (or were they free lunches? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmqoCHR14n8&t=8s –as much as I would have loved to have given Milton Freedman a swirly- when I think Free Lunch, I think of him. –ed.)
- Total Cost: less than $1,700 (all lunches, employers, swag bags)
- Over 225 interviews yesterday, today, at the event
- Don’t know number of folks employed yet – lots of people stopped Kelly to say they got a job, though.
- Great partnerships – Goodwill folks asked how they got 542 people – it is all the partners.
- Big thank you to Sherri – this is a briain child of Sherri’s – make other people’s ideas your ideas (I mistyped this originally as “peepholes” instead of “people’s ideas”, which is not a bad maxim, although not just a little disturbing. –ed.). Sherri – thank you, thank you, thank you.
- Future of Hire253? I’ve been bombarded by folks across the state asking to do a similar event (Roadtrip…-ed.)
- Will update you on numbers next week. I know we changed some lives.
- Pat yourselves on the back. Thanks everyone
- James – the work that happens here is having a big successes. I really appreciate everyone coming here and being here every week.