Published: Oct 05, 2011 8:32 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 05, 2011 11:26 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two local women are dedicating themselves to helping the unemployed in Southwest Florida. Angela Jackson and Tami  Margerison are holding workshops around the area, advising people on the best ways to get hired.

"I love it. Yes, it is hard at times. But in my heart, I want to know that I am making a difference in the lives of these people," said Jackson. "At times I go home feeling like I did not make a difference. But I get up the next day and hit the ground running. That is all you can do."

The two women are working a grass-roots effort to help the jobless. They hold sessions in which they give advice on proper resume' writing, personal appearance, and how to answer questions in a job interview. They also work the business community, trying to find out who is hiring and when.

"I am so pleased to get this help," said Cathy Grimes of Pine Island. "I have looked for 3 years and found nothing that will last. I need a job! I have no health insurance and that worries me."

While on Pine Island, the women work out of the offices of Beacon of HOPE,  a group that helps the less fortunate.     Beacon lends some laptops for the jobless people to use during the workshops.

If you would like to find more information, you can call Goodwill at  239 995 2106. Or check this web site: www.goodwillswfl.org