Robert Aronson proudly served his country as a combat medic with the U.S. Navy Seals. Despite this impressive accomplishment, the last 10 years have been difficult for him. After he lost his job, he was unable to find other work and slowly fell into a deep depression. A few years ago, he was referred to Goodwill Southern Nevada from the Veteran’s Administration.
Robert worked with a career coach during the past few years and attended most of the career workshops that Goodwill offers. He slowly started to regain his confidence and enrolled full-time at Community College of Southern Nevada. This year, he completed his associate’s degree in applied sciences.
While many Nevadans have been laid off recently, Robert has successfully found employment at Google in Henderson as a data tech. Goodwill has supportive service funding and was able to issue a $50 gas card to him so he could travel to and from work until he received his first paycheck.
“Were it not for Goodwill, I’m not sure I would have come out of the depression I was in,” says Robert. “Now I have purpose and hope.”