USA Today has published a great article about the work that New Jersey's own John Fugazzie has done with his brainchild Neighbors helping Neighbors. Here's the link:
There is also a video:
I was struck by the term the author used, "jobless support groups."
It occurred to me that the word jobless, with some modification, could have another meaning. Maybe what we really need is Job Bless Support Groups?
If you are out of work, or know someone who is, the best place to go is to your nearest Job Bless group.
Groups like NhN, and the many others that are out there in local communities, are a blessing to those who join them. In these groups, job seekers find others who are in the same boat. There is mutual support and plenty of empathy there.
As we say at the St Matthias Employment Ministry in Somerset, NJ, "You could be the answer to someone's prayers."
Terrence H. Seamon is an organization development consultant who provides leadership and team development services to employers in New Jersey. His book Lead the Way explores the challenges of leadership. Additionally, Terry is a job search and career coach whose book To Your Success provides a motivational guide for anyone in transition. An alumnus of PSG, Terry co-founded and co-moderates the St. Matthias Employment Ministry in Somerset, NJ. He can be reached at email@example.com and via his website: http://about.me/terrenceseamon