The Active Job Seekers of America was founded August 2009 in Auburn, CA by Steven Lease and Brad Baldwin.
Steven Lease was layed off on June 10, 2009. His wife was expecting their first child within a month and there were no jobs. After a few weeks, Steven met with another job seeker who said “Don’t Wait”. Taking this to heart and acting on it right away Steven became active in following his passion of community involvement.
This lead to:
- “I’m in economic development … for one.”
- Taking on the role and responsibility of economic development by attending community committees and meetings.
- The realization that this idea of economic development could be beneficial to more than just himself.
- Started the Active Job Seekers of America with Brad Baldwin by meeting at a local coffee shop every week.
- Marketing, Marketing, Marketing!