Yvette Hernandez, Interim Director
Yvette Hernandez has more than 35 years of human resource and staffing experience, having worked in HR management roles for multi-national media companies such as MTV Networks Latin America and Discovery Channel, and for international staffing and recruiting firms including Olsten, Randstad and Spherion. She also served as vice president of membership for the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management from 2011-2014. Hernandez joined Goodwill Industries of Central Florida in November 2014 to launch and manage GoodSource Staffing Services, LLC.GoodSource’s focus was to assist homeless and housing insecure individuals in finding jobs. The organization started operating in April 2015 and has placed more than 1,500 people in jobs in Central Florida. In 2016 GoodSource started working with the ex-offender population, placing 102 individuals that same year.
GoodSource made an enormous impact in the community. It partnered with the city of Orlando and, most recently, Seminole County, to provide job opportunities to individuals who are housing insecure, long-term unemployed or have other barriers to employment. Several of these positions have turned into full-time jobs for the individuals who have been placed. GoodSource helped people realize their full potential, provided employers in Central Florida with an optimum workforce and strengthened the community in the process.
Hernandez has a passion for building lives that work, and she connects those she serves to productive jobs and sources of income. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, traveling and studying Latin American and European trends and culture.
James Stubbins, Account Manager
James Stubbins, Achieve Staffing Account Manager, is originally from Zanesville, Ohio, and moved to Cleveland after graduating from Hiram College. For nearly a decade, James worked as a Mortgage Officer but made a career change to follow his passion and joined Towards Employment as the Staffing Specialist. Since then, James has placed Towards Employment participants with employer partners and helped hundreds of folks embark on a new career path. He currently lives in Cleveland with his wife Liz and dog Bodie.
Achieve is an Alternative Staffing Organization or ASO. ASOs use an employment strategy that combines a staffing business model with supportive services to help job seekers with barriers to employment enter and advance in the workforce. About 70 ASOs operate in the US and Canada. In 2016, the sector employed an estimated 43,000 job seekers.
Achieve uses the learning and proven success of the Towards Employment model. Read more about this model here.