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Jubilee Jobs annual luncheon Nov. 16 to feature first blind active duty officer, Hope Unseen author

In 2005, platoon commander Scotty Smiley was severely injured by a suicide car bomb in Mosul, Iraq. Shrapnel pierced his eyes leaving him permanently blinded and temporarily paralyzed after the explosion. Scotty’s faith was tested when going through his recovery, yet the soldier managed to come out the other side stronger than before and became the first active duty officer in military history. Scotty then went on to be named Soldier of the Year in 2007 and won an ESPY award in 2008 for World’s Best Outdoor Athlete, among many other impressive accomplishments.

Smiley will be in Lexington on Friday, Nov. 16th for Jubilee Jobs of Lexington’s Annual Celebration of Dignity & Hope Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency.

“We are beyond thrilled to host former military officer, Scotty Smiley and hear his motivating story of determination, bravery, and faith,” said Cary Plummer, executive director of Jubilee Jobs. “Scotty’s message of hope and determination and overcoming hardship is one that aligns with our own here at Jubilee Jobs and we are so excited to hear him speak at our annual luncheon”.

In 2017, Jubilee Jobs assisted clients with obtaining 293 jobs and provided substantial job search assistance to over 330 disadvantaged men and women. Annually, close to 700 people are impacted in some way with significant portions of the program.

This luncheon event, which begins at 11:30 a.m., is a celebration of those people who have turned their lives around through sustainable employment, giving them dignity and hope.

Jubilee Jobs provides this free service through its successful two-week, seven-step process that is based on accountability. It provides skilled job preparation, placement, retention and career advancement to help disadvantaged jobseekers move beyond poverty toward self-sufficiency.

In order to attend this year’s luncheon please RSVP to Cary Plummer at cplummer@jubileejobsoflexington.org.
Donations to this year-long work are greatly appreciated.

Jubilee Jobs of Lexington specializes in finding entry-level jobs for the unemployed and underemployed. We are a non-profit job placement ministry located in Lexington, Kentucky, that opened in the fall of 2009. We provide skilled job preparation, placement, retention and career advancement to help disadvantaged jobseekers move beyond poverty toward self-sufficiency. Our job process is free to both applicants and employers.

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