Julissa Santiago Employed as Walmart Associate
Resident Julissa Santiago is now employed as a Walmart Associate at the Cedar Knolls store, working in Women's apparel. Working five afternoons per week, Julissa, whose long-term goal is in the area of dramatic cosmetics, feels very welcomed by her colleagues, and is thoroughly enjoying her job. "I love it," she said. "I look forward to going to work each day." Julissa is currently assisting customers in the Fitting Room area, and directing phone inquiries to the appropriate department.
Julissa first learned of Walmart employment opportunities during a 2014 site visit to the Flanders store, arranged by Walmart Human Resources Manager Kellilyn Auryansen. A number of Walmart representatives spoke of their support of Cheshire Home through the Walmart Foundation grant program, and Associate Samantha DeSande, who has a physical disability, shared her story of becoming independent once she began a career at Walmart. Julissa is now part of the Walmart team, and very appreciative of the valuable experience she is gaining!