Job Seeker: Kirk Hatalla

Kirk is a quiet young man who lives with his family in the outskirts of Springfield. He is interested in finding part-time work in either the  janitorial or production arena. His dream job would be working in housekeeping in a hotel.

Kirk has been working at Pearl Buck Center in the spice room packaging Red Ape products and has found that he really likes this type of work.

The main reason that Kirk is seeking work is to gain experience and earn some money, but mostly he wants to stay busy so as to not be bored. He feels that he is a hard worker, with the intent to do the best that he can to ensure that the job gets done. Kirk has enjoyed working alone in the past because it is less distracting, however, he has thrived working in the Pearl Buck Spice room with his co-workers, making friends and working hard to get the tasks completed.

If you feel that Kirk would fit in with your organization or know of a place that would benefit from having Kirk as an employee, please contact Doris Steele;

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Jobseeker profile: Traci Roberts


Meet Traci Roberts.  Her dream is to work as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant.  Helping people, she says, is what truly makes a job meaningful to her–and since many of her relatives are also caregivers, her career choice makes her feel closer to family, too.

While Traci pursues her CNA license, she’s eager for a chance to build relevant work experience in an entry-level position with a nursing home or care facility–for instance, as a dietary aide, or in housekeeping.  She has no problem with working her way up, she says, and based on her performance during the 8 years she was in her previous position at Fred Meyer, we have no doubt she has the work ethic to do so; from pushing carts in the snow to creating special craft projects for kids in the play area, Traci has a long history of going above and beyond.  And she’s also demonstrated great service; as one example, she described getting to know regular customers who need help with carrying out groceries, so she could be available for them as soon as they finished checking out.

Beyond working in long-term care, Traci says she’d also be happy to work with children, perhaps as a teacher’s aide.  Her ideal job would be about 20 hours a week, and since she drives, she can work anywhere in the Eugene area.  To the skills described above, Traci adds that she’s dependable and well-organized.  Outside of work, Traci loves swimming, hiking, movies, going to the spa, visiting the coast, and coupon shopping.

If you’re interested in learning more about Traci or exploring how you can help with her job search, contact Lorie Polk, her job developer, at