Vera moved to Minnesota from Bulgaria at age 17 and graduated from Elk River High School. Vera joined the Options’ team in 2010 where she began developing work skills and had the opportunity to explore many new jobs with her peers on community crews. In 2011 Vera began searching for an independent job with the assistance of the Options’ employment team.
Throughout the past eight years Vera has been successfully working in her community. She enjoys learning new job skills and values her independence.
In October 2017 Vera started her career at ABC/Harvest Hill in Elk River. Vera works full time on the production line, both producing juice packets and stacking pallets of juice for grocery stores. Vera was nominated and chosen for Employee of the Month by her coworkers. As part of this recognition, Vera receives a special parking spot and a catered lunch from Panera.
When asked what she likes about working at ABC/Harvest Hill Vera said,” I feel respected and valued.” She enjoys the support she receives from her coworkers, supervisor and shift leads. Her supervisor Deb stated she wishes she could hire more employees with Vera’s work ethic and friendly personality.
Join us in celebrating with Vera on being selected as ABC/Harvest Hill’s Employee of the Month.