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Ready to work: Hahsaan Jordan

on October 1, 2010

Ready To Work is a new series of profiles featuring people in Richmond who are looking for jobs. With unemployment at 18.5 percent, Richmond’s residents have a rich array of untapped skills. In this and coming stories, Richmond Confidential focuses on the people and potential in the city’s economy. -Editor

Hahsaan Jordan

Hahssan Jordan moved to Richmond from Pittsburg, California, six months ago in search of better job opportunities. He speaks confidently about his future and describes himself as “a passionate team player.”

After working a couple of jobs in customer service, Jordan realized he wanted to work in a field that would influence positive change in Richmond. He’s now studying sociology at Contra Costa College and says he hopes to pursue a career in child development. Jordan also says he loves public speaking and believes he could do excellent work in public relations.

Jordan spoke openly about his difficulties in the past. He said he’s been preparing to live a better life, and has decided it is time to open new doors.

His words:

“I grew up in a dysfunctional family. My parents were always out partying and doing drugs, leaving four children alone. When you are raised in this family, you don’t realize it’s abnormal. I learned to survive by doing things that I now look back upon and regret. A period in the youth authority allowed me to reflect upon myself and I realized that I’m not getting any younger. The only thing I could do to help myself was to try to change my negativity.

It might be harder to get a job with my history, but I am always wanting to know more information, to learn how to make myself and my environment better.

No matter what, if you are an employer and you are seeking a team worker, someone that is dedicated to their job, someone that is not going to slack off, I am that kind of guy. I’m there to prove that you picked the right person.”


  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • Landscaping, Designing gardens
  • General Computer Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service

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  1. Julie Lee on October 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Hope Good Luck to Jordan.

    I love this article, it makes me think about how I am doing.
    We should look around for our real person such as Jordan!

    Thanks. Hyun Jin!

  2. Soeun Kim on October 4, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    i like this article. it makes me think more about what do i have to do now and people who are living like Jordan. Thank u. 🙂

  3. Jenice Jung on October 5, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    n spite of the difficult situation at home,
    we love to see him work hard. On the other hand, It’s sad to watch a nice guy struggling to work.
    I hope he’ll get a good job opportunity.
    In the future, please cover our society that we don’t even notice as much as possible
    such like this article. Thanks!

  4. Han Chang on October 10, 2010 at 4:15 am

    “I’m there to prove that you picked the right person.”
    His words inspire me.

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