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Holyoke Career Closet Providing Clothes for Job Seekers

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB)– Interviewing for a new job can be stressful when it comes to saying the right things– or wearing the right clothes.

For some western Massachusetts residents, buying appropriate clothing can be tough financially on them.

That’s where the Holyoke Career Closet comes in.

A non-profit organization, the Career Closet wants to replace that lack of confidence with sharp clothing so not only will you get the job but also so you’ll stay fashionably attired on the job.

Virginia Constant, the coordinator, helps those who need good clothes to make a good first impression. That’s what Tanisha Harris needed when she interviewed for her office job.

Harris said, “You have to be comfortable with your outfit for your interviews or your new position and if you’re confident with what you’re wearing then you speak with confidence and it shows on your face. If you’re not confident, that shows as well.”

Constant explained, “A lot of poeple who come in, some of them are confident and know what they want but most of them aren’t. Some people are really nervous and shy and by the end you can tell, this really helps them a lot.”

From clothes and jewelry to purses and bags …even shoes, the Holyoke Career Closet has everything for somebody that needs to nail that job interview and start their career on the right foot.

Harris adds, “They’re new, they’re clean clothes. The majority of them still have tags on them. It’s just like going to the store, except its free!”

The Holyoke Career Closet will be accepting donations at the Great Holyoke Block party Saturday August 31 from 12 p.m. to 5p.m.

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