Las Vegas Review Journal | December 13, 2016
In the nearly 20 years since she began FIT, nearly 4,200 unemployed and underemployed Nevadans have found jobs that pay enough to make them able to support a family without public assistance.
With funding coming from private and corporate donors as well as state and federal funding — Blumen still writes grant proposals herself — FIT clients are able to be trained for jobs ranging from warehouse work to truck driving, from solar panel installation and IT to culinary and forklift operators.
“No, I never thought I’d still be doing this all these years later, but I’m glad I am because it’s so rewarding,” the 60-something Blumen said recently as she sat in her office in the FIT educational complex near Martin Luther King Jr. and West Lake Mead boulevards. “I’ve been able to help fulfill a real need in the community.”