Job Connection Services Gives Away 2,370 Donated Articles of Professional Clothing

February 25, 2015 -- About 240 CNM students, graduates, staff and faculty stopped by the Job Connection Services clothing exchange on Feb. 12 in the Main Campus cafeteria “shopping” for free business attire.

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An estimated 2,370 articles of clothing went home with the participants. The clothes, which were donated by faculty, staff, students and community members, were free and were available to those in need of professional clothes for job interviews or for work wear. The remaining items were donated to the Salvation Army.

This is the sixth year of the clothing exchange, which is sponsored and organized by JobVictoriaMartinez.jpg Connection Services. It was created to make professional clothing available to students looking for a job.

Job Connection Services helps students and graduates with all aspects of job searches, including practicing interviewing skills and résumé writing.

“I appreciate the staff of Job Connection Services and have truly seen how dedicated they are to student success,” said Yolanda Pacheco, associate director of CNM Academic Advisement and Job Connection Services. “They put a lot of thought and effort into everything they do. This (clothing exchange) is just one example of a successful event for students.”

Job Connection Services will host its annual Job Fair for CNM students and graduates on March 11 at the Workforce Training Center. Dozens of employers from around the region will be on hand to publicize their job openings to students and grads seeking jobs.