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Agency program connects clients to work

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Some local residents have landed new jobs thanks to a helping hand.  The Helping Hand  Resource Center in Peoria and RMH food processing have teamed up to help dozens of residents get new jobs.  

the South Peoria agency works with men and women who may have fallen on hard times but are trying to get back into the work force.   Helping Hand Resource Center provides life skills, computer training and job coaching for clients in the program.   So far about 15 of them have been hired to work at the food processing plant in Morton.   The resource center is providing transportation for the new hires who do not have  vehicles to get to work. 

"Overall these are liveable wages where individuals can make an income that will help pay bills, that will take care of their housing issues and have money in the savings account," said Helping Hand Resource Center Program Director Ron Valle.

RMH Plant Manager John Keech says the company likes the work the resource center is doing to help it's clients.  He says if the new employees are successful they can become permanent after 90 days. 

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