By Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald
CEO Justin Norman needed to hire workers at his Addison-based manufacturing firm, JD Norman Industries. Instead of turning to a temp agency or a headhunter, he turned to Carol Simler, executive director of DuPage PADS. Since last fall, he’s hired four formerly homeless people and is considering a fifth person.
“They’re attitude is better than some others,” Norman said. “They’re more motivated by getting a second chance and they work hard, like no one is going to take it away from them.”
Norman values that passion and positive attitude.