HabiCorps Graduate Spotlight: Eugene Jowers

Eugene Jowers was among the first class of HabiCorps trainees last year, and from the beginning he was definitely one of the most enthusiastic. Having previously participated in a job training program with Civic Works, he came ready to learn more with a wide smile for everyone he passed.

At this year's HabiCorps Kick-Off event, though, he confessed that he wasn't always so confident. "I was uncertain sometimes. I had my bad days. But," he said to the new class in November, "as someone who has been where you have been and is on the other side, I want to say this: trust the process. I promise you, it's worth it."

HabiCorps Graduate Eugene Jowers with Regional Contracting Services' President Beverly Thomas.

Trusting in the HabiCorps process led Eugene to work with local commercial construction firm Regional Contracting Services, which offers good pay and benefits like public transportation vouchers. His enthusiam for HabiCorps at the November kick off was matched only by Regional Contracting Services' President Beverly Thomas, who implored other employers to hire HabiCorps grads. "If you are looking for loyal, hardworking employees, look to HabiCorps. You won't regret it.

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