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Partnerships Make Better Jobs Work!

As An Employer, You Can Change A Life

Better Jobs has brought together more than 500 businesses nationwide, and we’re changing lives with every hire. If you have job openings and want to be part of restoring a job seeker’s dignity, and reaping the rewards of a truly grateful hire, our job fairs are a great place to start!

“While we produce millions of bags of high-quality snacks every day, we really are in the people business. It is our thousands of dedicated teammates across the country who work together to produce great tasting products that consumer get to enjoy. We believe that to succeed, we must attract great people to join our team and then provide them with training, recognition, rewards, and a safe work environment so that they can continue to grow and learn with us. Shearer’s is growing, and that means opportunities for our people. To succeed, you must work hard, enjoy working in a team-oriented setting, and do what you say you will do. Those behaviors enable people to rapidly grow their careers. We believe in second chances, and that with the right attitude, work ethic, values and training, a fresh start with Shearer’s can lead to a happy, productive and successful new beginning.”


Bill Nictakis, Chairman and CEO of Shearer’s Foods, LLC

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring a job fair is a great way for your company or organization to show support for local neighbors in need. Sponsorship levels are $500, $250 or $150, with different benefits for each level.

Our Generous Sponsors And Partners

Becoming a Church Partner

Churches are the heartbeat of our ministry. These organizations provide us with thousands of volunteers who put their faith to action daily. The scriptures instruct us to make room in our lives to care for strangers and welcome one another into our homes and our lives. Serving one another is akin to serving Christ.

Church leaders can begin an employment ministry and support our Better Jobs program, empowering families to reach financial independence. We’re seeking churches to:

There’s no single “right way” to run a job ministry. Church leaders determine the best configuration for their congregations, and the Better Together staff offers the professional training and tools needed to bring it to fruition.

You can also give your congregation the chance to grow spiritually, show kindness and change society for the better. Churches can help our Better Jobs program by:

Better Together does the rest. We provide, training, project management, tools, resources, templates and professional ongoing support as they start up a job ministry within their church.

Ready to get started?

How It Works: Your Church’s Journey

Connect with a member of our team to ask questions

Talk with your church leadership to present the ministry

Make a decision to commit to Better Jobs, partnering with us and making this ministry a part of your church’s outreach strategy

Fill out a partner agreement and pay your church’s annual membership fee

Attend a live or virtual training to learn how to offer a hope-filled job fair

Identify a team of volunteers (3+ individuals) to plan and execute on your job fair

Work with our team, receiving our expert coaching as you go along

Get your community and church family excited to get involved

Host your job fair

Do it again, offering continual job coaching and workshops until you do your next job fair.

What We DO

Equip your church, through live or virtual trainings, with everything you need to know

Provide a comprehensive kit of resources, samples, guides and templates

Offer weekly, open-forum Zoom calls to answer questions and crowdsource ideas

Provide ongoing, timely email support

Check in through one-on-one phone calls, scheduled based on need

Host event details, registration and interest forms on our website

What You Do

Execute on all aspects of your job fair

Appoint a volunteer leadership team to bring your fair to life

Utilize your network of volunteers and community partners to invite employer partners

Recruit day-of volunteers to serve job seekers

Promote the event through grassroots and social media

Follow up and engage with all audiences after your job fair, continual to offer one-on-one job coaching, workshops and connections to job seekers between events.

Nationwide Day of Second Chances

Created by Better Together, the Nationwide Day of Second Chances is a day when churches, volunteers, local businesses and nonprofits across the United States band together to host job fairs for neighbors who face employment barriers such as incarceration.

Each year, 650,000 Americans are released from prison – over 10,000 people a week. These are single moms, fathers, teenagers, veterans and recovering addicts. With no job prospects, two-thirds of them will lose hope and return to prison.

However, we believe everyone has a gift they can use to make society better, if given a chance. Get involved and learn more about this movement for second chances!

Thank you to our 2020 National Sponsors

Special Thanks To Our Partners

PRISON FELLOWSHIP

JOBS FOR LIFE

FAMM

CMCA

CHRISTIAN LEGAL AID

What Church Partners Say

Cammara OvertonBetter Together Team

Cammara Overton
Collier County Family Care Coordniator

Cammara worked in the international nonprofit sector and served as a missionary overseas for 10 years before joining Better Together as the Collier County Family Care Coordinator. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Florida Gulf Coast University. She has a heart for building relationships and serving women, children and their families and sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ with everyone she meets. Cammara is passionate about coming alongside those seeking life change and helping them achieve all that they desire to do for themselves and their families. Cammara is very excited to be a part of the Better Together family by providing recourses and extending love and compassion to families in crisis.

Cammara and her husband, Dan, enjoy spending time playing volleyball and hanging out with friends and their Italian pup, Harley. They both have a passion for serving the Lord and being the hands and feet of Jesus in their community.

Jennifer MoffittBetter Together Team

Jennifer Moffitt
Tampa Bay Region Home Study Specialist

Originally from Massachusetts, Jenn moved to Florida in 1993 to be closer to her parents, who had left the snow behind the year before. In 1996, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Jenn started her career working in private adoptions as a birth parent worker. After two years she was drawn to child welfare. For the next 19 years, she worked as a child protection investigator for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. In 2019 she began working for the Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit, as a child abuse specialist. She assisted prosecutors with interviewing child victims of abuse and neglect and served as a liaison with the Department of Children and Families and their local community providers.

Jenn and her husband, Shawn, were married on Christmas Day in 1999, and they have two boys, ages 12 and 20. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, taking day trips, visiting the beach, and vacationing in the mountains of North Carolina.

Katie MalloyBetter Together Team

Katie Malloy
Northeast Region Home Study Specialist

Katie was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended the University of Mississippi, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Katie has been working with children and families in the foster care system in Duval County since 2015. Her passion is advocating for children in care and helping build strong and healthy families. During Katie’s childhood, her church community was a great support system for her and her family. She’s a firm believer that the more people who love a child, the better.

Ruth DavidsonBetter Together Team

Ruth Davidson
Southwest Florida Church Engagement Director

Ruth has a passion for serving others. She believes strongly in giving back to the community and paying it forward. She loves to share her personal story of how, with God’s help, she was able to overcome past hurdles. Growing up in rural Kentucky in a large family that faced many struggles, she knows firsthand how God’s love can heal and restore broken families. She has the gift of hospitality and enjoys communicating with others with the hope that she is never meeting strangers, only making friends.

Ruth comes to Better Together with over eight years of ministry experience. After moving to Fort Myers from Fort Lauderdale in 2016, she served as an outreach coordinator for a nonprofit faith-based recovery program for more than five years. She was also an administrative assistant to her directors, scheduling events and successfully developing and establishing relationships with several businesses and churches in Southwest Florida. She has a relaxed way of making others feel comfortable, possessing a servant’s heart and loves outreach and missions.

Ruth currently resides in Naples and enjoys traveling, dining out, cooking, entertaining and serving in her community. She has two grown children, Martin and Annie, and one grandson, Drew, who loves to visit with his Nana.

Amanda ColafrancescoBetter Together Team

Amanda Colafrancesco
Sarasota/Manatee Home Study Specialist

Amanda was born and raised in Rhode Island and moved to Florida in 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in administration of justice from Salve Regina University. Upon graduation, she began a career in child welfare, specifically toward a goal of preventing children from entering the foster care system. Amanda brings diverse experiences in serving children and families in their home environments to her work with Better Together as a home study specialist. She is also a certified child welfare protective investigator through the Florida Certification Board and has over six years of child welfare experience. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys visiting with family and friends.

Yohana RestoBetter Together Team

Yohana Resto
Southwest Florida Executive Director

Yohana brings to Better Together 15 years of experience working in child welfare. She has served in various roles, including case manager, clinical services specialist, relative search specialist, foster family recruiter, and most recently a role conducting comprehensive assessments for children in foster care or relative care. Yohana has a heart and passion for serving children and families, and she brings to the organization a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. A graduate of Southeastern University and Nova Southeastern University with a bachelor’s in psychology and Master of Science in counseling, Yohana has a caring and compassionate heart to support families in need.

Yohana loves spending time with her husband, Miguel, and their four children—Isabela, Natalia, Jaxon and Jayden. You can frequently find them at a soccer game, as their girls enjoy playing competitive travel soccer. Yohana credits her relationship with God and personal salvation as the motivating force behind her desire to continue to serve her community.

Dawson JordonBetter Together Team

Dawson Jordan
Creative Director

Dawson is an exciting addition to the Better Together Team. Since graduating college in 2015 from Florida Gulf Coast University with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management he has managed to create a successful career for himself as a self-employed freelance videographer/photographer. He has recently relocated back to his hometown in SWFL and is excited to join the team as the Creative Director to help us tell the Better Together story. Dawson is passionate about telling stories through a creative lens, especially when it comes to seeing families stay together and for individuals to thrive and become the best version of themselves. When Dawson is not in the office he likes to hang out with his friends, workout, and watch sports.