What’s one way of ensuring a successful job search? Staying healthy.
That’s why the Grant Associates-operated Jobs Plus career center in Brownsville held its first health and wellness fair, Wellness Plus, for job seekers living in the community. “We wanted to encourage our members to treat their bodies well so that they can sustain the energy and drive they need to conduct a job search, land a job and stay employed,” said Abby Raji, the center’s Assistant Director. A number of vendors were on site to speak with job seekers, including WellCare Health Plans, the Visiting Nurse Service, MetroPlus Health and Brownsville MultiService Family Health Center. Members were treated to a complimentary back massage, blood pressure and glucose readings, workshops on nutrition and domestic violence, refreshments and raffled prizes. Activities for the kids included games, face painting and entertainment.