Unique Employment Services recruiter Jessica Arroyo is a mother who is actively involved in the community. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and graduated from Dixon High School in 2001.
Soon after graduation, Jessica was hired by a family-owned meat market. Eventually, she would run three stores for several years, during which time she gave birth to her son Aaron.
After stepping away during the early years of her son’s life, Jessica returned to the workforce in 2006 with the help of a staffing agency. She worked as a sales representative at a major mobile phone company for a few years but became unemployed due to a recession in California.
As a result, she made her way to El Paso Texas in 2012 and began working for a company that provides legal services for all uses of force in the summer of 2014 through the summer of 2017. Jessica worked her way up from a representative to manager to law enforcement liaison.
With those advancements came a move to Corpus Christi, a place where Jessica and Aaron found their niche through community involvement, devoting their time serving the Coastal Conservation Association, Babes on Baffin fishing tournament, and LOGIC Associated Builders and Contractors.
She took jobs that allowed her to interact with the community and help small businesses, working as a business consultant for a radio company and a radio station, and as an electricity broker. Unfortunately, hardships in the form Hurricane Harvey and the COVID-19 pandemic, forced her from those jobs.
Jessica would again seek employment during the pandemic and struggled to find her right fit before finding Unique and being hired as a recruiter in April of 2021.
After being on the job for nearly three months, Jessica says she began to settle in and felt that her new career was one she would excel in.
“It was the second month where I hired a variety of people and matched them with companies I already formed relationships with,” she said. “After being told by people who knew me that I had found my niche, I agreed. You spend all this time going through jobs thinking that’s the right fit for you. Then, at 38 years old I found a career that fits my personality with a company I can see myself growing with.”
The right fit for Jessica involved not only the right workplace and coworkers but being granted the opportunity to lend a hand to those in the community.
“I feel you have to be involved in the community,” Jessica said. “You can get to know people, as well as the needs of local companies. We do that at Unique, which is also a family-owned company that has been in the community for 30 years and has a culture of going above and beyond for its employees and customers. I have always prided myself on doing exactly that.”