MEN’S WEARHOUSE10TH ANNUAL NATIONAL SUIT DRIVE SUPPORTING CAREERSOURCE CAPITAL REGION
CareerSource Capital Region and Men’s Wearhouse Seeking Donations of Gently Used Professional Attire to Help Career Seekers Get Back to Work
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CareerSource Capital Region is collaborating once again with Men’s Wearhouse locations in Tallahassee during the 10th Annual National Suit Drive.
This special event is aimed at collecting gently used men and women’s professional attire to give unemployed individuals a chance to look their best as they transition back into the workforce.
Throughout the month of July donations collected at Men’s Wearhouse stores will be donated to CareerSource Capital Region and over 170 local non-profit organizations across the country that help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance. Over the past nine years, the National Suit Drive has collected more than 1.3 million items of professional clothing.
“Our goal is to arm unemployed men and women with the tools and resources they need to get back into the workforce, and partners like Men’s Wearhouse help us achieve this,” said Jim McShane, CEO of CareerSource Capital Region. “The National Suit Drive equips career seekers with the confidence they need to get back on their feet and achieve success.”
“In a job interview, confidence can be the deciding factor that helps land you the job,” said Doug Ewert, CEO of Tailored Brands, Inc. “Putting on a suit gives you that confidence to make a great first impression, and the National Suit Drive provides people with the opportunity to look and feel their best as they take the next step in their career. In our tenth year, we’re hopeful to collect more donations than ever before.”
Right now, community members are encouraged to donate their gently-used professional clothing, including men’s and women’s suits, ties, jackets, shirts, pants, belts and shoes at the Men’s Wearhouse at 1594 Governors Square Blvd. As a thank you, donors will receive 50 percent off their next purchase of regular priced retail items (excluding shoes, clearance and Exceptional Value items).
To help drive awareness of the National Suit Drive, CareerSource Capital Region (@careersourcecr) and Men’s Wearhouse (@menswearhouse) are encouraging the community to spread the word on social media by using #GiveASuit.
For more information, visit the National Suit Drive website at www.nationalsuitdrive.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 17, 2017
Selena Coles Office (850) 617-4554, Cell (850) 508-1698
About CareerSource Capital Region
CareerSource Capital Region connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties. Solutions for career seekers include one-on-one career advising, interviewing and resume-writing assistance, employment workshops, and labor market information. Solutions for employers include recruitment assistance, skills assessments for applicants, customized training, and information on tax incentives. Employers and career seekers are matched through the Employ Florida Marketplace system. All solutions are provided at no cost. Programs funded through CareerSource Capital Region are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network.