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Most of the economic news these days is dismal, but many Utahns are looking for creative ways they can step up. One Utah County business is determined to help job hunters land a new job.
A crisp, clean look just might mean the difference between a new job and no job, but a dry cleaning bill may seem out of reach if you're out of work.
It's Allen Hakes, owner of Dry Cleaning and Beyond in Utah County, to the rescue! He said, "We feel the pains of our customers. People may be losing jobs with the way the economy is going, looking for new jobs."
When you land the interview, Hakes wants you to look your best on that first impression. He knows he can help you suit up.
"If they're struggling and can't get their suit cleaned, let us clean it for free, make you look good for your interview. Get the next job and come back and see us, give us a chance to do more for you," he said.
The interview process can be nerve-wracking enough as it is. This dry cleaner wants to take one more piece of worry out of the process.
Hakes' staff cleans up to 35,000 suits, shirts, skirts and dresses each month. He operates three locations in Utah County, and next Wednesday will start pick-up service as far away as Delta. He's tired of bad economic news and wants to be part of a solution.
Hakes runs his business with his family and loyal employees, and he wants to extend a hand to customers who make his business go. As he said, "It may be a little thing, but we are trying to do something."