“I Couldn’t Have Done It without YES!”

Spirited, sharp and articulate, YES grad Jose Torres exudes the attitude and enthusiasm we’d all like to see in our employees. “I love this job, and it wouldn’t have happened without YES,” he admits.

Jose, an 18-year old Santa Ana resident, has had other jobs. But it wasn’t until YES connected him with Ultra Mobile, did he get passionate about work.

Of everything he learned in the YES program, he thinks the mock interview is the most valuable. “My video interview with Ultra Mobile went so well that they hired me on the spot, and I started less than a week later,” he explains.

After only three weeks on the job, Jose’s responsibilities expanded to include financial responsibilities and data entry. He is eager to start at Santa Ana college, grateful he and his supervisor have arranged a mutually beneficial schedule.

Supervisor Annie Tran says: “Jose is just a champ! He impressed us with his professionalism during a video interview and we hired him right away as a temporary employee. His smile and can-do attitude earned praise on his work and attitude, as well as a spot as a permanent part-time employee.”

Jose Torres