A Taxing New Job – Joseph Chow Works for the IRS

Joseph Chow, an alumnus of the LightHouse Blind Leaders program, recently landed a job at the Internal Revenue Service as a Deskside Support Technician.

As a Blind Leader, Joseph worked with a variety of departments and staff members, including Employment Immersion Program Leader Kate Williams. He also worked with the LightHouse’s Information and Resources Specialists, our Adaptations store and as part of our reception team. Through all of these positions Joseph gained invaluable work experience, preparing him for full-time, paid employment.

“I’ve been looking for a job that provides stability, and working for the government seemed to fit the bill. My father was a civil servant for the City of New York for over 30 years,” said Joseph.Joseph Chow (left) and Kate WilliamsCongratulations to Joseph who started his new job at the end of July. Kate Williams said, “Even though finding work was difficult, Joe kept at it. It just shows that with perseverance and steady determination you will succeed – all it takes in one “yes”.

Ready to Jump into Jobseeking? Our Next Employment Immersion Class Begins October 9
Sign up now! We begin our next eight-week Employment Immersion class on Tuesday, October 9. During the first four weeks, classes will be held at our Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The remaining four weeks are spent in one-on-one job-development sessions conducted three times a week, either remotely or at LightHouse San Francisco Headquarters.

If you are a blind or visually impaired jobseeker we encourage you to talk with Kate Williams to find out if the Employment Immersion Program can help. Call Kate at 415-694-7324 or email her at kwilliams@lighthouse-sf.org.

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  1. I am a teacher of the blind & visually Impaired and I work for the state of New Jersey. I worked with Joe from the time he was in Junior High through graduation. We have kept in touch as friend for all these years. I must Commend Joe for his accomplishment. It has been a long difficult road he had to travel to reach his goal, but he has never given up or stopped trying to network. I can’t tell how proud I am of Joe’s achievement. Your program has provided him with all the tool and support that he needed to obtain success, and I thank you for that.

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