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McHenry County Workforce Network


Meet Joey

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Workforce Challenge

Joey joined the youth program after he graduated from high school He was very uncertain about what career he wanted to pursue and needed guidance and job placement to help him gain work experience.

Workforce Solution

Through the youth program, Joey attended work readiness classes and decided that he would like to try a retail position. Joey was placed at TJ Maxx for a paid internship and was able to learn basic customer service, stocking and unpacking duties.

Outcomes & Benefits

Joey gradually began to demonstrate greater competency and was trained in new responsibilities. The store managers have asked Joey to join the team at TJ Maxx once he completes his paid internship.


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