'Career closet' helps job-seekers dress for success

An Omaha staffing company just opened a “career closet” that provides donated men's and women’s business attire to people searching for jobs.


An Omaha business helps people find jobs and dresses them for success.

Spruce Staffing just opened a “career closet” that provides donated professional attire to people looking for jobs.

The company offers direct hire and temporary career opportunities.

Becky King, director of staffing services, realized that many clients didn’t have the right clothing for interviews.

So, she started the career closet, calling on community members to donate gently-used business attire.

Since its opening, people of all ages have stopped by for suits, ties, shirts and dress pants.

"I found a dress shirt and two ties," said King Brown, a student at Metro Community College. "That's always people's first impression about you, and they look at you differently from everyone else that doesn't dress up a lot.”

Though it doesn’t have a permanent location yet, Becky hopes to start bringing the closet to schools for students who may not have access to professional clothing.