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Success Stories

Mission: Jobs

Next time you get a package from Amazon, it’s possible Jerry Pogue helped get it to you.

The Lynn resident started working as a warehouse agent at Amazon Fulfillment in Everett in the summer of 2016 and does his job to make sure packages get to where they need to go on time.

“We’re always busy here,” said Jerry. “I like it.”

Jerry landed the Amazon job after he was referred to Goodwill’s Job Training Center in Salem by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Working with a Goodwill job specialist, Jerry quickly found the position.

Jerry suffers from epilepsy, but says “it doesn’t get in my way.” To get to the Amazon warehouse in Everett, he has to take two buses, a train and walk for about 15 minutes but he is never late.

Obstacles aren’t something Jerry worries about. He goes over them and moves forward.

Michael Capezzuto

BRING JOBS HOME

When 32-year-old West Springfield resident Michael Capezzuto came to Goodwill’s Career Academy in Springfield, he had a strong desire to work, but had limited job skills and work experience to fall back on. He had worked off and on in his family’s landscaping business, but was ready for a change and was looking for full-time employment.

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