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McHenry County Workforce Network


Meet Matt

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Workforce Challenge

Matt joined the youth program with the dream of performing in Nashville. He tried working for a township, but quickly became bored with the same tasks day after day. Matt struggled in his post secondary classes at McHenry County College because he was only focused on being a musician.

Workforce Solution

Through the youth program, Matt was placed at Glashaus Inc. to work in their warehouse. The worksite placement was an incredible help to this small business as it was struggling in the downturn of the construction industry. There, Matt's supervisor served as an inspiring mentor to him, encouraging Matt to follow his dreams but to accept the responsibility of working to pay the bills.

Outcomes & Benefits

Glashaus recently modified its business plan to substantially increase their shipments of glass jars and other products. Matt has been placed in charge of maintaining the inventory and processing orders coming in and going out of the warehouse. Glashaus hired Matt in September, 2011, and he is earning a competitive wage for his hours.


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