BELLE GLADE — It’s been hard to find a job in Belle Glade since the Great Recession. It’s even harder to find something appropriate to wear to a job interview. And so Mati Rodriguez’s eyes lit up the day the perfect outfit materialized right in front of her.
A turquoise button-up. Black slacks. Block heels. And accessories to complement.
“I love this. I feel wonderful,” Rodriguez told the stylist with Dress For Success, the nonprofit that has brought its mission of providing lower-income women with professional wear to The Glades.
At the corner of South Main Street and Southeast Avenue K, Dress for Success shares an office building and a common goal with CareerSource Palm Beach County, an organization that works to reduce unemployment with a job-search database, job fairs and job-readiness workshops.