success_neftali_homegoodsNeftali is dedicated to his job at HomeGoods. He began as a seasonal employee and was transitioned to a permanent position. Neftali takes two different buses to get to work, which means he starts his day at 4:30 a.m. Despite this he has never been late. This was challenging in the beginning, considering Neftali is unable to read.

In his job, Neftali is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the store. When he first started working at HomeGoods he had some difficulty getting along with co-workers, however, with some support from his Career Resource Specialist (CRS) from Work Opportunities Unlimited, Neftali is now able to maintain productive relationships at work. Additionally, Neftali struggled at first with using the digital time clock to punch in and out. This was another barrier his CRS was able to help him overcome. Neftali’s store manager now states that he is one of the best employees the store has ever had.