Amy McGowan

HireAbility Vermont consumer

Photograph of Amy McGowan

My start with HireAbility Vermont:

I’ve always been a waitress, always on my feet and on the go because I like to keep busy. After my injury, I began to see myself in more of an office environment, more of a career, but unsure of how to get there. I was really discouraged, feeling like I’d never had a career and I’d never get my own place. I was totally defeated at that point. With support from HireAbility Vermont, I began to move forward.

My Vocational Counselor sends me job leads in the administrative field, which keeps me motivated to set my focus more on that in the future. It’s been a year now since I’ve been in my own place. HireAbility Vermont helped me get my laptop for school and helped me get set up with classes. It’s like night and day, I’ve just come so far. I’m really proud that I’m in a great place. My environment is just so much better, I feel 100% better. I have hope now, and I have a positive outlook. At this point, I’m definitely on the right path.


My advice for anyone who is thinking about connecting with HireAbility Vermont:

I think HireAbiltity Vermont is a great program for anyone who wants to excel and better themselves. The sky’s the limit and it’s a great program to utilize so you can accomplish your goals. Reach out and take advantage of the support and the resources that HireAbiltity Vermont offers.


HireAbility February 4, 2022