Meet the new Little Earth Employment Director Tiffany Hand

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I am so happy to be Little Earth’s new Employment Director!

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I have lived, worked, and attended school in the neighborhood most of my life.  I spent the last 14 years in my 108 year-old house just a few blocks down the street.  I have a son, 16, who attends South H.S. and a daughter who turns 28 this month.

When I was a young teen parent, close to graduating, I had no idea what I was going to do after high school.  I couldn’t imagine that I would ever find a job that would allow me to live on my own.  The alternative high school I attended offered a program to help their teen parents obtain meaningful employment.  I was placed in a temporary job at a law firm.  The law firm ended up hiring me full time. This position opened many doors for me.

I am part of the Little Earth employment team that will be implementing new programs for the community.  In the near future we will have our own Little Earth based construction trade program for teens and young adults who want on the job training while they are finishing high school or working toward their GED.  We will also offer programs for all ages that include onsite and offsite paid apprenticeships.  Both employment programs will include small group training, one-on-one training, and support services to help with anything that makes it hard to get to the worksite, for example child care and transportation needs.

Even though all of our new employment programs are not yet in place, I hope that you will contact me if you have any questions about employment, a job search, interviewing, resume writing, or career planning.

I have spent the majority of my career in employment related positions.  Now, I have an opportunity to help create programs that will help people obtain meaningful employment.   No matter what your age, or job experience, I want to be of assistance to you.  I look forward to getting to know you.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Hand

Little Earth Director of Employment