FOX6: New facility helps outfit job seekers for interviews

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Justin Williams - FOX6 Reporter
5:14 p.m. CDT, October 27, 2011


There are two big questions everyone must answer before they go to an interview: what to wear, and what to say.

One place can help job seekers answer both of those questions, and they not only give interview tips, but they give job seekers business clothes, for free!

Gregory Marks had a job interview that he knew could change his life.

"I was extremely excited because I haven't worked in a year," Marks said.

Before his interview, Marks knew he needed to change his look.

"It was just that I wasn't prepared and dressed to go out and present myself, and look adequate for a job, so I came down here to this facility," Marks said.

The facility is the Bottomless Closet of Milwaukee, which is a brand-new boutique that held its grand opening on Thursday.

"We dress men and women to get jobs, and once they have their job, we give them outfits to keep their jobs," Deb Kruse with Bottomless Closet said.

The Bottomless Closet replaces a similar program, which operated under the same name. Now, operating under the Community Advocates social service agency, the program started this summer, offering clothing free of charge.

With new leadership and a new space, clients are gaining a new attitude, and a new job. They're also able to get interview and job placement assistance.

So far, four clients have secured employment.

Appointments at the Bottomless Closet are by referral only. If you'd like more information on how you can look and feel fabulous, call 414-270-2984.

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