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Employee Spotlight: Jon Straut

For this edition of our New Employee Spotlight series, we are profiling Warehouse Worker Jon Straut. Jon has been with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut for a few months now, and has found himself right at home working in our Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank.

Jon is originally from Windsor, CT, and he has stayed in the Connecticut area his entire life. Currently, he resides in Amston with his wife and one of his daughters. He graduated from technical/vocational school after studying electrical, and soon after began a job as a truck driver. After finding an electrical job, he realized he preferred driving and left to return to driving. Jon came to United Way after the company he was working at as a driver for 25 years closed last July. During the job search process, he came across an ad for the open position in the newspaper and applied for it. “I not only found a job that had what I was looking for, but so much more,” Jon said. “I am working with a great bunch of individuals who believe in working as a team.”

Jon enjoys working with wood, and he likes to help his wife maintain plants for their garden at home. He is also part of a volunteer group for his church, called Helping Hands, that helps work on people’s homes and yards in the community.