A local organization is giving unemployed women in the area a new opportunity, as well as a stylish new makeover.
Style Me Hired is a small business that gives free makeovers and employment opportunities to those who are temporarily out of the workforce. An excerpt from their website:
Style Me Hired gives free makeovers to men and women who are temporarily out of the workforce and are seeking employment. Over the past 2 years Style Me Hired has given hundreds of free makeovers to the unemployed to give them Hope and Restore their Confidence as they seek employment. Through the years we have collected many inspirational stories of success, hope, restoration, healing and happiness. It’s these amazing stories that continue to inspire us to Change Lives one Makeover at a Time.
NBC10 covered a Style Me Hired show at the Omni Hotel in Old City last September with Lori Wilson serving as the emcee. Marc Voci, the creator of Style Me Hired, teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Jimmy DeMarco and other local salon owners to make over 100 unemployed women. The Career Wardrobe also provided professional outfits for the women. After their makeovers, they met with several employers and underwent interviews for various positions.
On Sunday, a “Where Are They Now?” show took place at the Marc Voci Salon and Color Bar in Folsom, Pa. The show reunited many of the women who were featured in the Style Me Hired Show. The women gathered to share their success stories. Among those successes is Betsy, who got a job as an LLC operator with Monroe Energy, Denise, who was hired as an executive assistant with the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies and Lyn, who is now a web editor at the Hospital of Philadelphia.