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Small Biz Owner Gives Away Makeovers & Builds Goodwill

[ 0 ] Nov. 21, 2011 | SBO Editor
The national unemployment rate continues to stagnate at a crushing 9.1%, but there was GOOD news recently when 100 unemployed women in Philadelphia received complete makeovers as winners of Style Me Hired (http://www.stylemehired.com), a community relations program created by small business owner Marc Voci.

For one Style Me Hired winner, Andrea Blassingame, a single mom who lost her job two years ago, the makeover program had immediate results. The next day she landed an interview at Penske Truck Rental and felt confident, prepared and motivated. “Style Me Hired gave me a renewed sense of motivation to go out there and land a job,” Blassingame said. “I feel polished and ready to get hired with my new interview suit – I will get the job that I need to help support my family.”

Winner Lisa Zeshonski of New Jersey also landed an interview after her makeover. With over 15 years of experience in finance, Zeshonski is very discouraged after applying for over 100 jobs online without any response. She feels self-assured after the interview with Accounts Receivable Concepts, Inc., and hopes that it leads to a full-time position.

“Makeovers are magic,” Voci said.  “Helping bring that magic of change to women who truly need help getting back into the workforce is our mission.” See Before and After pictures.

Hair Salons from across the region supported Voci’s mission to makeover 100 jobless women including: Body Airbrush Company Spa and Salon, Salon Vendi Amo, Venus Beauty Academy, Seignoret Image Consulting Services, Siaani Salon, Salon Vanity, SignaCurl by Joseph Lentini, InDulge Hair Salon, L.A. Hair, Hairs to You and G. Casamera Salon.

Voci’s passion for makeovers does not end here. He’s giving one out a week at his salon and plans on taking it across the country to cities with high unemployment. “My dream is to give people a sense of happiness, hope and then help them get hired,” Voci explained.

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