Raleigh Target Store Workers Help Teen Job Seeker

Raleigh Target Store Workers Help Teen Job Seeker

By Anna Laurel
WTVD News

RALEIGH - It was a day like any other at a Target store in northeast Raleigh. That's when Cathy Scott saw a teenage customer looking for something.

"I asked him if he needed help and he told me he needed clip on ties...we didn't have any," Target Worker, Cathy Scott, told WTVD.

So she went to her co-worker.

"Cathy says, 'can you tie a tie?' I said, yes..." Target Worker, Dennis Roberts, said.

So the teen bought a tie and brought it to him.

"We took the wrapping off it and I tied it on my neck and fit it over my head then put it over his head, adjusted it and tightened it," Roberts said.

But the Target team did more than just fix his tie, they prepped him for the interview.

"We said, make sure you look him in the eye. I'm saying make sure you give him a firm handshake and she showed him how. He tucked his shirt in. He tied his shoes," Roberts said.

"He was saying yes ma'am and he was just soaking it all in," Scott said.

Audrey Mark saw all this going on and snapped the picture.

"I hear you peppering him with this warm, comfortable, calming advice about interview skills and handshakes. I thought he must be a neighbor or a very close friend because you just were so sweet with him," Target Shopper, Audrey Mark, said.

But these were strangers in a Super Target.

"He leaves and all these Target employees are screaming bye! Good luck! Tell us how it went," Mark said.

And as everyone cheered, Dennis was proud.

"We were just here to help a young man get a job and forward his future," Roberts said.

Cathy, on the other hand, cried.

"It touched your heart, it still does," Scott said.