By Paul Burton
Excerpted from CBS Boston
A non-profit is offering training and a promise to those trying to enter the workforce in a new career as the pandemic-related unemployment begins to recover.
Thirty-five-year-old Jeovanny Tovar of Dorchester is a father of three. In 2020, he hit a rough spot when he lost his job during the pandemic as a fitness instructor.
“I hit a low point and almost depression. I hit a wall and I am looking at my kids and saying how can I show them my worth,” Tovar said. “I really didn’t know what I was going to do or what the future looked like.”
Then he was introduced to Social Finance, an impact investing non-profit that aims to help low-income people to get the proper training and skills they need for in-demand jobs.