Patricia Dusiak is unemployed. She has been looking for a job for months without any luck, so Monday she did some volunteer work on Labor day to give back to those who are worse off than her.
“I am one step away from here, and that’s why I want to be here today,” says Patricia Dusiak.
Dusiak was injured at work when a vending machine fell on top of her. The injury required surgery and a change from using her body to lift to using her mind. She went back to school, but the jobs still didn’t come.
“In my era I was raised to work hard and when you work hard then you get rewarded and companies are good to you. That is not true any more,” says Dusiak.
There are many more people like Dusiak out there, and serving 800 meals at the shelter proved that. Dusiak is now motivated to help others often and to keep her head down, continually searching for any job she can get.
The California unemployment rate stands at 10.9. Here in Sacramento it’s 11.1, with many looking to the November election as their saving grace.