LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Less than a week ago, Bill Killian was out of a job, along with 700 other Source Interlink employees.
"No severance pay, nothing," said Killian.
He had no idea how he would support his wife and 1-year-old daughter, but, after telling his story to WINK News, he got a very exciting phone call.
"I got a call from First Family Insurance to come in for an interview today," said Killian. "I'll be starting the first week of July."
The company just bought a building near Edison College and is looking to expand.
"We do have the space here to eventually grow to 125 employees at our location," said manager Tyler McClosky.
He is Killian's new boss and wants other former Source Interlink employees to work for him, too.
"We do a lot of inbound calls as well for the insurance business so we figured they would have the right mindset and we can actually pay them more," said McClosky.
McClosky says last year, his company asked Lee County for a similar deal like Source Interlink got. That company received $250,000 from taxpayers to bring in more jobs. McClosky says the county told him no.
"Unfortunately, their unsuccessful ventures they had with other companies and giving them grants and money did not allow them to give us any grants here," said McClosky.
But First Family Insurance thrived anyway and for Killian the job loss was really a blessing.
"This job has better pay," said Killian. "It's got way more potential to move up."
Now, he'll spend the next four weeks enjoying his daughter and preparing for this new chapter in his life.
"I'm a hard working man, my father taught me well," said Killian. "He told me don't file for unemployement go look for a job you'll find something soon." "It came sooner than I thought."
McClosky says former Source Interlink employees looking for work can contact him at either 239-633-3140 or at TMcClosky@gmail.com