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Arizona woman creates online job resource for moms

CHANDLER, AZ (CBS5) -

An Arizona woman had such a tough time finding a job a few years ago, she decided to create a website to help make it easier for other women in her shoes.

"I knew they [jobs] existed, I just had to find a system on how to find them and make it easier," said Michele Unangst, the founder of Get My Mom a Job, an online career resource for women.

"I was getting emails from people in distress," she said about the other women she discovered were experiencing the same struggles.

26-year old Arionne Lyons is one such woman who's been having a hard time landing a job.

"I've been looking since I got laid off and that was last year in June," she said.

It's been difficult raising her three kids on her own. Lyons said she just needs a break, which is something Unangst is hoping to help her find.

"They've been out of the workforce. They really need an income right now. Here and now not a year from now," she said.

Unangst helps women polish their resumes, their interview skills and help put themselves in position to make connections that should ultimately land them that coveted job.

"Nobody else is going to say this is how to build your resume and they're doing it for free. I love that," Lyons said about the services Get My Mom a Job provides.

Additionally, Unangst partners with Connect 5 Family Center in Chandler which not only sponsors the space for her "live" events like one she recently held for single moms. The center also provides free supervised play for moms who come with kids in tow.

Lyons gets emotional talking about what a tremendous bonus that is for her.

"They're helping a lot because I couldn't do this with my kids."

Click Get My Mom a Job for more information.

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