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Local church holds first job summit in Tallahassee

Love by Jesus Family Church hosts first of many job summits
Posted at 6:58 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 04:22:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One local church is on a mission to help people live better lives.

On Saturday, Loved by Jesus Family Church hosted their first job summit to help people in the community find jobs.

"I only get a little bit of money every month and I need something that my income to get myself situated" said Byron Brown, Southside resident

Byron Brown is currently unemployed and living off social security.

He says has enough money for himself, but his daughter is welcoming in a new child and Brown wants to help provide for his entire family.

"So I can be able to buy things and help with my grandkid, help out my daughter, help out my son. Pretty much live comfortable." said Brown

Brown and nearly three dozen people showed up to the summit.

Brown, who lives across the street from the church, was thrilled when he found out they were having a job summit.

"I'm on social security and I only receive Medicaid I don't receive Medicare, so I need a little more benefits" said Brown

The Job summit was not just about landing jobs, it was also an opportunity for people to learn about what it takes to land a career.

"We are part of a federal grant that offers families free early childhood education giving skills and teaching skills to individuals who are ready to become self sufficient." said Venita treadwell, manager for early child education at Capital Community Agency Head Start:

"What we decided to do was bring employers to the community that way people won't have to go from business to the other." said Pastor Lee Johnson, job summit organizer

So with the right tools and possible job opportunities, Brown is one step closer to living the life of comfort he has been hoping for.

"I'm 52 years old and I need get back on the field." said Brown