Stimulus Money Gives Local Man A Job
There was a recent debate last week over how many jobs were created or saved by the economic stimulus money signed into law earlier this year. But, for one local man, there's no debate in determining the money made a big difference.
Through a pilot program between the social security administration and the division of vocational rehabilitation, Lee Lefkowitz managed to find a job. Vocational Rehabilitation is committed to helping people with disabilities become part of America's workforce. Lefkowitz was born deaf and couldn't find work for more than a year after graduating from the University of Miami in 2008.
Lefkowitz works as a claims representative and takes claims for retirement, survivors and disability insurance. He says it's his turn now to help those who need it.
"It's kind of nice to be able to return the favor to other people who are now disabled, and you know, kind of return the favor and provide that public service," says Lefkowitz.
Lefkowitz plans on getting his MBA and now joins the more than 8,000 Floridians who found jobs through vocational rehabilitation.
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