When the COVID pandemic started, Yen was laid off from her position as a cashier for a local retailer. She came to Goodwill and was hired at the Goodwill store in Cascade. Employed for just over a year, her favorite part of the job is learning new things and meeting people.
Now at 42 years old, Yen is getting ready to apply to Grand Rapids Community College for her associates degree. Her goal is to move on to a four-year college and obtain a degree in social work. Yen stated “I love to help people. So many people have helped me, and I want to do the same for others.” Yen is eligible for education reimbursement and paid study time as a benefit of her position at Goodwill. There is no doubt that Yen’s career journey will continue to grow and thrive with her resilience, passion for learning and desire to help others.