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WHEN SEARCHING FOR A JOB

IN NEW YORK CITY THE CHOICE IS EASY…

It is difficult to truly grasp the challenges our clients face in seeking employment. Many of our clients are new to their job search, some are single parents struggling to support their families and others conduct their job search from shelters or after incarceration. Think back to when you were looking for a job. Remember all that went into making your job search successful: purchasing the appropriate attire; creating a professional resume; the cost of travel; career coaching, etc.?

The reality is services related to professional job searches are expensive, costing an estimate of $650.00.

With your support more than 3,000 Bottomless Closet clients this year will receive clothing, resume preparation, interview coaching and other services at no cost to them. Bottomless Closet provides services that are critical to help build the skills and self-confidence women need to enter the workforce so that they don’t have to make those difficult choices.

Consider a gift to Bottomless Closet today.

A recent AMNY article states that: “Those looking to live alone would need to make $38.80 an hour — a giant leap from the current $8.75 minimum wage — to afford the city’s median asking rent of $2,690 a month — according to a report by Street Easy, a real estate listings site. Manhattan, naturally, is the most costly borough, requiring renters to make $44 an hour, followed by Brooklyn ($35.87), Queens ($29.67), Staten Island ($26.21) and the Bronx ($21.26).”
This recent article on thebrokeandbeautifullife.com details the cost of living for a single person. “How much do you need to live in #NYC? About $40k per year.” Most of Bottomless Closet clients live at or below the poverty level, 61% receive public assistance.
“In New York City, the cost of child care is increasing $1,612 per year.” This is up from the 2009 average of $730. Read more of Senator’s Gillibrand’s report.
41 percent poverty

Many women must choose between paying for basic needs and buying an interview suit.

Bottomless Closet has estimated that a professional outfit can cost up to if not more than $100. Taking in consideration the labels that are donated to Bottomless Closet, we looked at 2 local department stores (H&M and Macy’s) that carry professional clothing in our client’s average size of 14 and included the purchase of shoes at a discount shoe store (Payless Shoesource).

clothing costs for women in NYC

 

 Bottomless Closet clients receive 1+ professional outfit(s) including shoes, handbags and accessories before an interview and up to 3 suits after employment FREE OF CHARGE.
Bottomless Closet clients also receive a professional resume at the end of their appointment. Each client sits with an employment coach who works with the client one-on-one to make appropriate edits to the resume. The edits are handed off to our full-time in-house resume expert who makes the edits electronically and provides the finished resume in 3 versions on a Bottomless Closet branded flash drive. Professional resume services range from $75 to $495.
At Bottomless Closet these services are FREE OF CHARGE.
Bottomless Closet provides services that are critical to help build the skills and self-confidence women need to enter the workforce so that they don’t have to make those difficult choices.

Your generosity allows us to help women visualize success and realize their potential.

You have a unique opportunity to positively influence the lives of New York City women. Together we can work to ensure that Bottomless Closet clients have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

With your help we hope to double the number of NYC women served, connecting to a total of 50,000 in the next 5 years.

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