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Workforce Challenge

Cynthia Yearick spent the last 10 years of her career in high tech as a technical recruiter working in a variety of challenging positions. She enjoyed helping people find jobs, but demand for her services was waning, and Cynthia was laid off. After considering her options, she set new goals: she wanted a career that was kinder, gentler, and more rewarding, and she wanted to own her own business. However, she needed support in identifying the steps to achieving these goals.

Workforce Solution

Cynthia visited the NOVA office to discuss her career changes and plans to become an entrepreneur. With support and encouragement from her NOVA career advisor, Cynthia became licensed as both an aesthetician and manicurist. NOVA also helped her identify and obtain an internship in this field to gain experience prior to the launch of her company.

Outcomes & Benefits

Cynthia put her vision into practice and opened Renewal Retreat Onsite, a unique mobile spa service serving well-known corporations throughout Silicon Valley. She and her team now provide wellness treatments to her high-tech customers inside her customized RV. The business model has proven successful and she is hoping to expand. Cynthia says, “I had a vision for a new concept and was able to pursue it with help from NOVA. They are the cornerstone of my career change and I am very grateful."

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