Men and women that face barriers to employment may use a reference service to help minimize or even eliminate these barriers. When its clients apply for jobs, they list one of The Reference Store's "Virtual" companies as their current or former employer. These unsuspecting employers then call these virtual companies and speak to a live virtual human resource manager.
There is no clear profile as to who might use a virtual reference service. Clients range from business professionals to kids right out of school. Both Young and old workers alike are starting to flock to references services to give them an "Edge" on the competition.
Some of its clients include:
1. Business Executives
2. Stay at home moms.
3. The Homeless.
4. Convicted Felons.
After a client places his / her order, the operations department goes to work building virtual companies, virtual supervisors and a new virtual employment history. When prospective employers call for references, they are actually calling TheReferenceStore.com
The Reference Store acknowledges the ethical questions a service like this, raises. However, The Reference Store believes it is serving a greater good. Putting Americans back to work is The Reference Stores main objective. The Reference Store believes everyone deserves a second chance. But honestly, how many employers are really willing to hire a stay-at-home mom, that hasn't worked in 8 years? The Reference Store opens an alternative route to employment by making its clients more attractive as job candidates.
The Reference Store believes many social issues can be greatly reduced by providing the challenged, with some avenue to attaining meaningful employment.
These issues include:
1. Loss of Self Esteem.
2. Drug or Alcohol abuse.
3. Amassing of enormous, un-payable debt.
4. Hunger and Homelessness.
5. Increased Criminal Activity.
Men and women, facing hunger and homelessness are far more likely to resort to crime, to keep a roof over the heads of their children, and food on the table. The Reference Store helps the underserved, find new, meaningful work by telling little white lies on their behalf.
Serving a greater good, The Reference Store (thereferencestore.com) strives to keep Americans working. Many Americans agree that, a convicted Felon should be able to return to some position alongside other citizens; especially after he's paid his debt to society. That's the politically correct answer. What really takes place out in the work force is a very different matter.
While The Reference Store cannot promise anyone a job, it guarantees its clients an interview and a higher candidate ranking. In this way, a greater good is served.