young adults about time
management and resumé
writing may seem like an odd
Security Manager to spend the
morning. But, Evelyn Morse knows
what she's talking about, and her
audience is all ears.
HomeGoods stores and has hired a lot
of workers during her career. She is
leading a session of the Youth Business
Institute (YBI) at Lowell Middlesex
Academy Charter School (LMACS).
YBI is a highly structured, 10-week
personal and professional development
program for high school students,
sponsored by The TJX Companies Inc.
and taught by TJX associates.
hires," said Morse, looking around the
class of 24 students. "So, don't post a
compromising photo of yourself on your
Facebook page! Just have a nice
headshot of yourself on there. If I see
photos with beer bottles and party
shots, I know that's someone I don't
want to hire."
Lowell-area youth between the ages of
16 and 21, who have left school before
graduation, or are at risk of dropping
out. A Middlesex partnership program,
LMACS is located in downtown
Lowell, near the MCC campus.
various states and is designed to prepare
high school students for the workforce,
introduce them to careers in the retail
business, and provide job opportunities
and scholarships, explained Emily
McCann, TJX Community Relations
Manager. McCann oversees community
programs for TJX, the parent company
of T.J.Maxx, HomeGoods and
Marshalls. The Framingham-based
discount-retail giant has approximately
2,800 stores worldwide and employs
over 160,000 people.
schools in Atlanta, Houston,
Baltimore, Chicago, Boston and
Lowell, said McCann. Over the next
five years, they plan to expand the
program to other states.
young people work for the company,
what we really want is to open their
Community Relations Specialist; April Willis, TJX District Loss
Prevention Manager; Alma Finnerty, Manager of the Marshalls in
Lowell, and Evelyn Morse, HomeGoods Regional Security Manager.