Blue Jacket is excited to now offer a clothing store that augments our clothing bank. This build-out venture allows us to make our business professional clothing available to the surrounding community at discount prices Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm. We offer suits, dresses, pants, shirts, jackets, purses, belts, ties, shoes, and much more! Most items are priced to sell $5 or less!
As a result of our expanding clothing bank, Blue Jacket recently launched a new social enterprise venture, the Blue Jacket Clothing Company With a soft launch in August 2012, the clothing store now offers our inventory of business professional clothing to community members at bargain prices while continuing to be available to Career Academy clients at no cost.
Blue Jacket’s goal by mid-2013 is to create four transitional positions responsible for the daily operations of the Clothing Store using only Blue Jacket graduates. These transitional job placements will last 30 days in duration giving income, experience, and a leg up for people that possess little hope at becoming employed. This means that up to 48 transitional job employees will work at this store annually. The vehicle that makes transitional employment possible is our in-house staffing agency, Opportunity Staffing. This in-house staffing firm focuses on 30 to 180-day transitional placements of our motivated graduates at local companies. Opportunity Staffing takes out all the stops when a charismatic employer wishes to provide a second chance. If you happen to know of a possible match please do not hesitate to inform my staff. We also provide gift cards for successful leads.