“I moved to the US from Nigeria in 2019, and I was home without a job when COVID-19 hit. While watching TV one day, I heard Governor Gina Raimondo asking for people to come out and help make N95 face masks for healthcare workers, and I decided I wanted to make an impact.
I contacted SkillRI to become a volunteer, and within a week, they emailed me to let me know I could work at Honeywell making masks, and I could get paid to do it!
There is something so unique about the staff at SkillsRI. Without having met any of the recruiters in person, they’ve become my family. They genuinely care about your wellbeing, they help you get a job, make sure you are treated well and they even check up on you to see how you are doing.
These are the type of people we need in the world.
When I started at Honeywell, our country was in the midst of a lockdown and I was concerned about contracting COVID-19. Honeywell took all of the necessary precautions to ensure we were safe, from face masks and gloves, to daily temperature checks. It was a huge relief!
Recently, I was promoted to a lead position at the company. A team member who I supervise came up to me a few weeks ago and said, ‘I look forward to coming to work every day because of you.’
I realized in that moment that people look up to me, and I have the opportunity to inspire them. It motivates me to constantly be a better version of myself. But perhaps the best part of my job is knowing that I’m making a direct impact on the lives of Americans across the country.”