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Nick’s story: Eager for his first job

As a young man, Nick Olsen was keen to find a job where he would be able to improve his skills and feel supported.

Born with cerebral palsy, he was looking to land his first job. He turned to Transition NB through Ability New Brunswick for help. With assistance from Allison, a transition planner, he was able to work with Crosswinds Employment Assistance Services to help him develop his resume and find workplaces where he would excel.

Allison worked with him to ease the process. After developing his resume, Allison connected Nick with a job fair where he was introduced to the team at Circle K in Norton.

From there, Nick landed that very first job last fall – working as a cashier and stocking shelves at Circle K.

“Working there part-time is perfect for my needs right now,” he says. “I’m so excited to have this opportunity, I show up a half hour early every day.”

Forging new opportunities like this for Nick and others is possible thanks to the generous donors of the United Way.