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3 Cheers for the Compass Individualized Employment Essential Workers!

In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Washington State “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order, thirteen Spokane Compass Individualized Employment participants continued to work faithfully with the assistance of their dedicated Job Coaches. Loyalty and kindness are what kept them going. Jim, an eight-year employee of the Base Exchange at Fairchild Air Force Base said, “I’m glad to still have a job where I can help people be able to shop for items they need.”


Anne, who just celebrated 27 years of employment with Albertson’s this past February, was not going to let this pandemic slow her down. She works as a Courtesy clerk and enjoys her job. Especially the customers that come in to see her. When asked what she likes best she said, “I like my job, because the customers are nice.”


In compliance with the federal and state social distancing regulations, these awesome employees masked up and continued to: stock grocery shelves, disinfect our carts, wash dishes for patients at the local VA Hospital, provide customer service in a garden department, feed patients at a local rehabilitation center, maintain technical support and security for teams who transferred to telework, prepare meals for takeout at a neighborhood diner, pack and ship our orders from Amazon, and much, much more.


Lloyd who is one of the amazing Compass Job Coaches shared, “I kept coaching through this pandemic because I really enjoy working with the people I support. Just like you and me, their jobs are one of the most important aspects of their life and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from helping them.”


Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your perseverance and helping to hold things together for our local community during this trying time!