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Choice Recovery's Job Placement Program Hits a Milestone

W

ith the launch of its [re]start
programĀ in January 2014,
Choice Recovery began offering
people in debt an opportunity to find
employment, pay their bills and get back
on their feet, according to a news release
from the Columbus, Ohio-based ACA
International member company.
An enthusiastic and dedicated team
of professionals helps consumers in
collections create strong resumes, search
for available jobs and fill out applications.
The team even provides interview tips
and techniques.
"While the primary purpose of Choice
Recovery is to collect debt for clients,
we recognize that many people have
experienced unexpected financial setbacks
that result in their inability to pay their
bills," said Sarah Harkins, vice president,
[re]start. "The majority of debtors want to
regain control of their lives and finances
but are often unsure of how to do so. That's
why we created [re]start. We feel a social
responsibility to assist those who want help,

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and working with our [re]start team, we
know that we can transform lives by simply
offering a helping hand."
Choice Recovery's free [re]start program
offers consumers an opportunity to work
with company specialists to get out of debt
and back in control of their finances. The
team provides personalized job searches
based on individual qualifications.
Over the past three years, the [re]start
program has placed nurses, teachers,
mechanics and janitorial personnel, as
well as human resource professionals
and customer service representatives.
The company's goal is to reach 10,000
placements by 2025.
The placement of Tina Musico as a driver for
a transit company marks the 500th secured job
by Choice Recovery's [re]start team.
Musico was referred to [re]start by a
Jacksonville, Fla., ER practice, one of Choice
Recovery's clients.
Musico was unemployed for several years
while caring for an ill loved one; she also
relocated and could only find part-time jobs.

"I can't begin to tell you the difference
[re]start has made in my life," Musico said.
"I don't have access to the Internet at home
and at the library online time is limited. So
even filling out online applications was a
challenge for me. The [re]start team assisted
me with this and was always available when
I needed them. They even helped me with
my interviewing skills, recognizing what to
say and how to listen carefully, which was
key to landing a full-time job. I am so very
grateful for the support they provided."
According to Choice Recovery
CEO and Founder Chad Silverstein,
"Recovering debt is what we do, but
transforming lives is who we are. Our
vision is to strengthen those who are in
need, and make it possible for them not
to need the help of others. That's what
our [re]start program is all about. It feels
amazing to know that we can have a
significant impact on people's lives."
Choice Recovery's collaborative company
culture was also featured in the September
2016 issue of Collector magazine.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Collector - June 2017

President's Page
Industry News
Best Practices
FYI
Collection Tips
In Case of Emergency
Pulling Back the Curtain
ACA International's 2017 Convention and Exposition Preview
Calendar
Honor Roll
Seeing Eye to Eye
The Business Battle
Blueprint for Success
Federal Court Nixes CFPB Enforcement Action That Claimed a Payment Processor Ignored Fraud
Compliance
ACA SearchPoint
Last Word
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