Dependable Cleaners Announces a Clean Suit Stimulus Package for Unemployed Job Seekers
Dependable Cleaners is offering free dry cleaning to anyone who is currently unemployed and needs freshly cleaned and pressed suits for job interviews. Customers who provide proof of their unemployment status in the form of a current unemployment check stub at Dependable Cleaners’ retail stores or to their delivery drivers will receive a certificate that is good for three free suit cleanings. This free cleaning begins Thursday, April 9, 2009.*.
With the Massachusetts unemployment rate threatening to go into double digits, Dependable Cleaners, a third generation, family-owned company decided this was a great way to assist unemployed workers in the area. “We wanted to do something to help our neighbors and customers who are struggling through these difficult times, “said Christa Hagearty, President of Dependable Cleaners. “It is our hope that this may relieve some of the stress for job seekers.”
“In this market, every competitive advantage is critical,” said Harry J. Sobel, Ph.D., President of Sobel & Raciti Associates, a human resources consulting firm. “Seeking a new job in this market can be extremely stressful, even demoralizing. When stress levels and negativity get high we can inadvertently ignore our ‘personal physical presentation’ because we are depressed or anxious. Putting on freshly cleaned clothes can enhance levels of self confidence.”
“Although there are so many things you can’t control in the interviewing process, you can control your appearance,” said Fred Studley, Founder and CEO of Transition Solutions, a provider of outplacement and career management services. “We coach our candidates on the importance of dressing appropriately for networking and interview meetings. First impressions are critical in creating a positive presentation with the interviewer.”
* “Suits” may be a combination of Jacket & Pants or Jacket & Skirt. A maximum of 2,000 gift certificates will be available.
Dependable Cleaners, founded in 1944 and headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, is a third generation, family-owned company. There are presently 16 retail locations in Massachusetts and delivery is offered in 22 towns. For more information, or a list of locations, please call Dependable Cleaners at 617-471-1900 or log onto www.DependableCleaners.com.