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Career Closet Gives Away Outfits and Confidence for Job InterviewsSubmitted: 05/09/2013
Story By Lyndsey Stemm


WAUSAU - Dressing the part can give you an edge in finding a new job. But if you're under or unemployed, finding proper interview clothes you can afford can be tough.

That's where the Career Closet in Wausau comes in. It's a project of United Way Emerging Leaders. The Career Closet provides an entire interview outfit to men and women looking for a new job.

"It's amazing to see how happy they are. We actually have people come back in after and they're like, 'We got the job'. Obviously they do the interview and they work through that process but they said that we just helped give them a lot of the confidence," says Jacki Gessler, Career Closet Chair.

The Career Closet will also give you another weeks worth of outfits if you get the job.

Both men and women are encouraged to go in for help. Volunteers also provide advice on things like interviewing and budgeting.

So the next time you're cleaning out your closet, consider donating any professional clothing to help someone else start over.

For information on location and hours please see the link below.



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We'll have the details on this story and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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The Wisconsin State Patrol tells us 65 year old Timothy Helm and his passenger, 72 year old Frances Chowaniec died at the scene of the crash.

Both men were from Oxford.

24 year old Kolton Coon of Wisconsin Dells was the second driver.

He was taken to a hospital and expected to survive.

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