Some individuals are dealing with further challenges of their job looking out through the pandemic.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Individuals have struggled to discover a job through the pandemic.
Nevertheless, for Anthony Dodd, he is confronted further boundaries.
Dodd spent 19 years and 9 months in jail for conspiracy to to ship cocaine. As soon as he served his time, the pandemic hit.
Since then, he is discovering it difficult to make use of expertise to use for jobs.
“This new expertise got here alongside throughout my incarceration time, inside these 20 years,” mentioned Dodd. “I’m sort of like laptop illiterate.”
Dodd is 60-years-old and spent the start of the pandemic scrolling for jobs on his telephone and finding out at DMACC.
“As I made Des Moines my house, now I’m looking for a house for my employment.”
With the help of his household, Dodd is working half time at each Money Saver and coaching for UPS.
“You recognize, proper now I’m cool and striving for higher. So long as I hold reaching the ceiling is excessive,” defined Dodd. “You simply acquired to maintain reaching and be affected person and proceed to push. That’s it.”
Dodd used the Evelyn Ok. Davis Middle as a useful resource.