The Employment Opportunity Center is enjoying new benefits from a corporate partnership with FedEx!

Students and staff from the program were recently invited to an event at FedEx at which the FedEx racecar, #11, and its driver, Denny Hamlin, were on site. Job coach and teacher Ruben Muñoz, casework aide Denny Siebold, Outreach COO Vanessa Roth and participant Dale Jones attended. Hank Hockey, FedEx liaison and a member of the Employment Opportunity Center’s Corporate Leadership Team, hosted the group.

FedEx has also offered an internship to program participant Dale Jones. Dale, who first enrolled in November 2014, moved up from working in the Jubilee Furniture warehouse to helping drive the truck. “He is always willing to help and has a great personality,” says Ruben. “We’ve come to rely on him, and we’re excited to see him start at FedEx.

“We look forward to continuing to partner with FedEx going forward,” Ruben adds.